Gainesville Holistic Health Center, USA
Title: A Bio-Psycho-Social lifestyle prescriptions® approach to assess and treat behavioral and physical health related issues in children
Stéphane Provencher DC, DICS is the owner of the Gainesville Holistic Health Center and vice-president of the Whole-Listic Children’s Foundation. He is the chairman of research for a chiropractic non-profit organization (SORSI) and faculty at Meta-Health University. He is also the author of Billionaire Parenting, Beyond the Back and co-authored Leaders and Legends book with Wayne Dyer PhD., Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, and Dr. John D. Martini DC to name a few. His vision is to integrate a collaborative holistic-allopathic healthcare model as a whole-listic children’s hospital.
The Biopsychosocial model systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care delivery. The psychological component of the biopsychosocial model seeks to find a psychological foundation for a particular symptom or array of symptoms. (e.g., impulsivity, irritability, overwhelming sadness, etc). Clinicians often observe patients’ presentation with "diffused" like symptoms making it difficult to differentiate symptoms and disease patterns which could fit physical and/or mental categories. Research suggests the integrative view of psychological, behavioral, physical and mentalization concepts to understand the patient. This article proposes a root-cause diagnosis & solutions based approach to the assessment and treatment(s) of behavioral and physical related health challenges in children. A twelve step approach with a lifestyle prescription® for the children and the parents as a patient-centered approach with collaborative care.