Integrates popular postmodern techniques within a model of strength discovery and development
The counseling model presented in this book goes beyond traditional approaches by equipping mental health practitioners with strength-centered techniques and interventions. It also provides graduate students in counselor education programs a foundation while working in an effective broad-application model of counseling.
Authors Colin C. Ward and Teri Reuter resolve the ambiguity about how postmodernism fits into everyday practice and offer a cutting-edge text that presents the counseling knowledge and skills needed to assist individuals and families with embracing life's struggles not only from a context of problems and adversity, but also of solutions, strengths, and wellness.
This text is designed for mental health practitioners as well as counseling theories and skills related courses in counseling, psychology, and related fields.
Chapter 10: Practicing Personal Preferences
Practicing Personal Preferences
Meditation is not an evasion. It is a serene encounter with reality.
In her review of practices in cardiac rehabilitation, Meg Wise (2001) concluded that traditional programs relying heavily on medication and cognitive/behavioral interventions for reducing risk patterns have low “adherence rates,” compromise long-term success, and do not meet the needs of most patients. She cited the work of Dean Ornish in which individuals participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program that incorporated support groups, counseling, meditation, and an extra-low-fat diet demonstrated a reversal of heart disease with no medication in contrast to individuals in traditional care groups with medication, who had worsened (Gould, Ornish, & Scherwitz, 1995). Based on reviews of outcome studies, Wise finally contended that healing from ...