Framed In

As humans we are filtering machines.  Our brains struggle to grapple with the complexities of reality and so our biology tunes out most of it.  

We choose a lense in which the view the world - and we choose a frame of reference to view our work. But every time we do so we lose something. No frame can ever capture the whole, just as no photo can ever capture the full reality of a scene.  

Frames of reference continue to expand as we learn more about the nuances of being human. The more accurate representations tend to take in more information and make more considerations. For example, the biopsychosocial model expands on the previous biomechanical one to consider more of the whole of a person. Where does the expansion of the frame end? Why bother having the constraint at all?

It makes more sense to dispense with frames of reference altogether.  We don’t give enough credit to our ability to comprehend the complexities of being human - and so we water it down to digestible parts: bio, neuro, psycho, social, environmental.

It’s worth considering that we can better experience the richness of reality without selecting a lense or filter in which to view it.  Our clients are better off when we can open-mindedly see them as human - rather than a collection of pre-selected parts.