We are all onions with many layers. Our biology is at our core, followed by our individual psychology. When addressing any issue it is important to start at the ground up.
This video is part three of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.
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A brilliant concept in psychiatry is called the biopsychosocial model. This is kind of a roadmap for what we’re going to be doing here. If you image the social… The green circle would sort of be your home, and the two blue circles would be the husband and wife, the spouse and wife, and what you would notice is underlying everyone’s psychology is everyone’s biology. To me, this is extremely important because it’s important to realize that you have to address problems on the level at which they occur. Too many times somebody might be suffering from bad heartburn or have panic attacks and depression, and they’re going to be worried about why their marriage is not going well or why their interactions with their kids are not going well. And I see this so many times in my practice where people are just misfocused on the wrong aspect of the problem.
A lot of what we do here and a lot of what I do in my job is really focus down and hone in on what level is the problem because the reality is that if you’re having a terrible, if you have a terrible health problem it’s going to be hard to see a psychologist and work around that, and it’ll be perhaps even harder to then incorporate and work with your wife or your loved ones or any relationship in your life if you’re fundamentally in pain and uncomfortable.
This is going to be kind of a roadmap for what we’re going to be talking about today. We’re going to start and focus some more on biology. We’re going to shift to some psychology. We’re going to dabble into some social things as well and perhaps we’ll touch on some spiritual things too because I think that’s the outmost bubble in the diagram.