Welcome to our Holistic Wellness Page!
Breanne Hiivala, EdD, LPC, CRC
Check these pages out!
Adlerian Students in Action (ASA) - ASA is an action-oriented social interest group. The central goal is to create and foster inclusivity at AGS and in the greater community.
Minnesota Ecohealing and Ecotherapy Interest Network - for those of you who might be interested in holistic, earth based healing!
Alfred Adler stressed a strength-based holistic approach to viewing people, believing that people strive to contribute socially and have the skills and courage to overcome obstacles to attain their goals. Counselors are called upon to promote wellness in clients through this strength-based holistic approach. Counselors encourage wellness in their clients through developmental approaches and preventative interventions that promote empowerment and optimal functioning. Personal growth and wellness is also central to a counselor’s well-being. Consequently, decreased wellness reduces the quality of services that counselors provide to their clients. Because of the nature of the work counselors do, they face various challenges to their well-being that can result in high levels of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and impairment. Counselors who are impaired are not effective with clients. Thus, counselors must sustain their wellness to overcome these challenges and improve their resiliency.
The Adlerian Students in Action Group and the Adler Hub are partnering to present several wellness challenges within the next few months. The montly wellness challenge is a part of an initiative to encourage self-care, self-compassion, and wellness as we all continue to navigate uncertain times.
The wellness challenge will be a monthly challenge in which you commit to 30 days of a new habit that enhances personal wellbeing.
LINK: Click HERE to enter the August Challenge!
August Challenge Resources
11 Simple Daily Mindfulness Practices
How to Become More Mindful in Your Everyday Life