The Emotion Coaching System (ECS) is a methodological framework developed by Matthias Behrends that advocates the principle of emotional stabilization, thrives on the scientific approach to coaching and emotional health and well-being. It refines concepts and ideas rooted in psychodynamic-imaginative therapy. At the same time, the ECS decisively rejects and does not use esoteric concepts, ideas and methods - no matter how popular they might be.
The ECS is proudly unaccredited and does in itself not constitute "psychotherapy" or "therapy" and must be used within the obvious ethical and legal limitations that result from this fact. Used properly, the ECS has the potential to considerably improve the therapeutic practice of otherwise licensed therapists.
“When we are young we are often puzzled by the fact that each person we admire seems to have a different version of what life ought to be, what a good man is, how to live, and so on. If we are especially sensitive it seems more than puzzling, it is disheartening. What most people usually do is follow one person's ideas and then another's depending on who looms largest on one's horizon at the time. The one with the deepest voice, the strongest appearance, the most authority and success, is usually the one who gets our momentary allegiance; and we try to pattern our ideals after him. But as life goes on we get a perspective on this and all these different versions of truth become a little pathetic. Each person thinks that he has the formula for triumphing over life's limitations and knows with authority what it means to be a man, and he usually tries to win a following for his particular patent. Today we know that people try so hard to win converts for their point of view because it is more than merely an outlook on life: it is an immortality formula.”
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