Since 1950, the world today celebrates the World Health Day. The COVID-19 pandemic has undercut recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social and health inequities. Therefore regardless if we were directly hit by the contagion, or our closed one, or not all, we have to acknowledge that each one of us has suffered from this pandemic and its necessary preventive and management measures, and paid a high toll, either in terms of job and income loss, end of relationships, solitude and loneliness and an uncertain outlook towards a brighter future that may seem distant. In some strange way we got, in recent decades, the habit to treating the symptoms and focusing on removing them rather than going at the very root of what causes the ailment in the first place. Everytime a headache comes here come the pills that remove the pain and we are fine with it, but what about the reason that caused the headache in the first place? On the one hand we need, and must rely and invest in scientific progress and research to deal with illnesses and disease, and its annoying and harmful symptoms, yet, this needs to go hand in hand with working on what caused that illness in the first place, what is at the root.
What medicine do we need? Our community? The biosphere?
Rescogita is a startup that focuses on education through training, coaching, capacity building and consulting, grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, meaning in identifying practical solutions to affect the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the biosphere in a single approach.