Counselors need to understand what counseling entails to help a client effectively. The counselor needs to understand the wellness models and pick one to operate from. The wellness model is the key to helping the client from a holistic manner. When counselors operate on a wellness model concept the client is treated from his/her spirituality, beliefs, and social etc.
When making your own wellness plan, self-reflection is inevitable and possible areas you may not have known to be problematic is now something that calls for attention. Without overthinking the overall makeup of our unique personalities and lifestyles, I personally believe that we all naturally attempt to compartmentalize the self to be the most efficient we can. Meaning that we don’t intentionally neglect or avoid sections in our life, but we tend to overlook them, deeming them less important to maintain. Upon my own reflection using Myers & Sweeney (2005) The Indivisible Self features, I have decide to work on improving my thinking under the creative umbrella, the spiritual, and self-care characteristics under the essential element of the
The purpose of this paper is to explain my definition of Intellectual, emotional, social and physical wellness. Also the purpose is to set certain goals for myself so I have a standard that I can attain to.
The three sections of the Wellness Triangle are, first, the Physical section -- which refers to the physical health of a person, including things such as the frequency of one’s exercise, their eating habits and diet, the percentage of one’s body mass which consists of fat/muscle, the amount of sleep they typically get, and personal hygiene -- second, the Mental/Emotional section -- which refers to the mental and emotional health and/or stability of a person, including things such as if one does or does not have mental illnesses such as depression, severe anxiety, and/or any disorders
Wellness is more than just absence of disease and one of the greatest strengths of the biopsychosocial method is preventive care. For example, an individual who is significantly overweight may be absent of disease but are they “healthy”? Research suggests that being overweight is unhealthy (Graves, 2010). “What about someone who is normal weight and feels fine, but whose lungs are being damaged from smoking cigarettes or whose arteries are becoming clogged from eating foods that are high in saturated fats? Are people with these signs healthy? We would probably say that they are not “sick”, but are they less healthy than they could be” (Ware, 1993).
“Counseling’s focus on development, prevention, wellness, and treatment makes it attractive to those seeking healthy life-stage transitions and productive lives” (pearson). In the early 1900’s, there was a movement within the counseling profession that centered on promoting the prevention and the objects that provided purpose in a person’s life. The idea was to help individuals avoid problems and “focus on wellness, development, mindfulness, meaningfulness, and remediation of mental disorders” (pearson). This was the beginning of one of the three philosophies that comprises the key philosophies of counseling.
There are two specific empirically supported wellness models which influence the field of counseling and counselors’ work with clients: the so-called Wheel of Wellness as well as the model of the Indivisible Self (as cited in Myers & Sweeney, 2008, p. 483). The goal of a counselor’s work with clients is to help the latter achieve a state of optimal wellbeing which consists of an equilibrium between physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health (Myers & Sweeney,
Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., & Wimer, M. j. (Summer 2000). The wheel of wellness counseling for wellness: A holistic movel for tratment planning. Journal of Counseling and Development: JCD, 78(3)
We reflecting the author’s own culture, she like many people in the United States are a blend of many different cultures and ethnicity. By not having one single ethnic culture her family views health traditions based on their religion of Christian Scientist. Being raised in this religion molded views of health promotion, prevention and treatment that influence her health behaviors today. There is a difference of opinion between Christian Science and traditional medical views. “Christian Scientist interpret disease from a spiritual view where medicine interprets disease from a material point of view” (Stoddard, 2010). As a child our family was raised with the belief that good nutrition, physical activity, and the role of positive thinking and mind over matter, would provide health and help us remain strong and healthy. Not having over the counter medications or turning to traditional medicine for simple medical issues was chosen as our families way of viewing illness. Growing up with the view of health and illness as spiritual using techniques such as meditation, prayer and positive thinking, has stayed as a health tradition among our families beliefs and practices to this day. Today modern medicine is looking at the mind as a valuable tool to prepare persons and bodys for wellness and rehabilitation. An example of this would be biofeedback. This is a technique where people are
By taking the wellness inventory I have discovered things about myself, some were new and others I have known for quite some time. For example, I knew that my intellectual wellness would be high because I love to learn about different things and I consistently ask questions about things I am not familiar with. In addition, I knew that my social wellness would be high as well because I enjoy talking to people who come from backgrounds both similar and different than my own. I also have a very broad network of people who are close to me because I am a compassionate person who always tries to go out of my way to communicate with others.
When attempting to identify as a professional counselor, it is important to understand the basic elements of counseling as it pertains to individual specializations. The wellness model and the key philosophies of the counseling profession: wellness, resilience and prevention are examined. The ability to articulate the roles and characteristics to understand how they relate to the different professional roles is
The specific health promotion topic in this paper is childhood obesity. Obesity is defined as a body mass index equivalent or greater than 95th percentile of a child's body weight. Obesity identifies biologically those children who will later in life develop comorbidities, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and muskoskeletal problems. This health promotion topic is chosen because of the recent epidemics and prevalence of childhood obesity. The prevalence of obesity in childhood is a big concern because of its adverse consequences in the short and long term. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the rise in childhood obesity for the past ten years has been very alarming. It was noted that Overweight and obesity now rank as the
self esteem cultivates success. The greater our self esteem, the better equipped we are to deal with life’s daily challenges and stressors. Positive self esteem enables us to handle problems and bounce back from them quicker.
Outcomes Tools. Health promotion has countless significance when it relates to the healthcare profession, especially in patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. A measurement tool to evaluate the health promotion behaviors is DMHP. The DMHP scale was created by Chia-Pei, Yun-Shing, Hsu-Huei, Hsiao-Yun, and Mei-Yen (2013) to measure health promoting behaviors in patients diagnosed with diabetes. The DMHP scale has been shown to be reliable and valid with a context validity index of 0.97 and an internal consistency cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.90.
What is wellness? “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy life. Wellness is also a process for change and growth” (Health Topic – What is wellness?). To have acceptable wellness you should have an equal amount of social, emotional/mental, and physical health. I, myself, believe that I have an okay wellness, I mean not like full wellness but just enough to pass I'll say. But how am I living in wellness?