The whole system approach today is based on general systems theory and cybernetics, which is a science of how complex, self-regulating systems operate.
Why the approach is used in WiseTime is that an individual is a complex system, and it is important to think in a whole system fashion when working with a person.
This is the main idea. It sounds simple, but it is not so simple in practice as we tend to compartmentalise our lives – our work, our health, our families. We rarely talk about the entire person and how we live as a system. This includes the mind, the brain and the physical body. It also includes the emotions, the thoughts and attitudes, the lifestyle, the diet, the amount of rest, the friendships and much more.
Our problems in one area, are often a result of blocks in another area that inhibit our energy. Restoring ourselves to equilibrium is a matter of promoting a free flow of energy in both mind and body. As this occurs our problems tend to resolve, and change becomes easier.
You could call it a seamless approach where we recognise that cutting off one part of our lives from the other creates complexity and blockages, and bringing them together enables our lives to be in flow.