Field Emergent -BioPsychoSocial Model
Welcome. We aspire to a field emergent, biopsychosocial holistic approach to healing and personal growth. We want to introduce you to this essential concept that guides our therapeutic work.
We recognize that each individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and healing.
By using a Field Emergent, BioPsychoSocial Model, we are able to create tailored therapy plans that support you to make adjustments to the specific biological, psychological, and social factors that impact your well-being.
We'll recommend our expert therapists to complement our psychotherapy work so that we are considering your entire self – your physical health, thoughts, emotions, relationships, and life circumstances.
This holistic approach allows you to uncover the root causes of your challenges and develop effective strategies for growth and healing.
what is a field informed, biopsychosocial model
A field emergent, biopsychosocial model is a comprehensive framework for understanding human health and well-being. It recognizes that our overall health and emotional well-being are manifest in a complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors that emerge in each different field or situation we find ourselves in. We all know that we show up differently at work than at home. We can say that we emerge as ourselves differently in these different situations or fields.
By considering these field situations and the biopsychosocial aspects of your experience together, you will gain a more complete understanding of your experiences, challenges, and the path to healing.
When we undertake our initial assessment, we will consider your medical history, any physical conditions or illnesses, your dietary, sleep and exercise patterns, your gender, and other needs. Our assessment will include your exposure to substances. Together we begin to see a picture of how your experiences are recorded in your biology; in your nervous system, your muscle tension, your breathing, your stress responses.
Understanding your biological factors helps us all appreciate your body as a living diary of your experiences, quietly narrating stories of resilience and adaptation, stories that are imprinted not only in words, but in the very essence of your being.
The way you make meaning of your experiences through thoughts, emotions, and behaviours plays a significant role in your overall well-being. The psychological dimension of the model acknowledges that our past experiences, thought patterns, and the way we creatively adjust to life informs and preforms our ways of showing up in any situation.
In our work we not only want to help you understand how you make meaning of your experiences (that's the the talk-therapy, cognitive brain work part of therapy), we want to support you to understand your whole process which includes opening the windows to your emotional centres and your survival centres of the brain through relational dialogue, deep listening and simple experiments so that the change you want to make is neurologically informed, and trauma-informed.
We'll ask about your experience of your social situations, your relationships, your cultural and spiritual context, as they also contribute profoundly to shaping your mental and emotional state. These factors can reflect in your sense of belonging in your family, work or community, your support systems, the stressors that you encounter, and the way you've adjusted to manage them.
references and further reading
Francesetti, G., & Roubal, J. (2020). Field theory in contemporary gestalt therapy, part 1: Modulating the therapist's presence in clinical practice. Gestalt Review, 24(2), 113-136.
Frazier, L. (2020). The past, present, and future of the biopsychosocial model: A review of the biopsychosocial model of health and disease: New philosophical and scientific developments by Derek Bolton and Grant Gillett. New Ideas in Psychology, 57(100755). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newideapsych.2019.100755
Frances A. (2014). Resuscitating the biopsychosocial model. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1(7); 496-497.
Schotte, C., Van Den Bossche, B., De Doncker, D., Claes, S. & Cosyns, P. (2006), A biopsychosocial model as a guide for psychoeducation and treatment of depression.
Depression and Anxiety, 23: 312-324. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.20177
Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, we are here to support you. We'll work together to understand your unique field emergent biopsychosocial profile and empower you on your journey toward a healthier, happier you.