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Choosing a Career from a Holistic Health Perspective
By: Melanie Henderson Patricia Ricketts Veronica Owens
Quote: ³Blessed is he who has found his work. Let him ask no other blessing.´ Ravi Dykema
What is Holistic Health?
The holistic approach takes the broadest possible view of illness and disease, identifying multiple causes; both internal and external, and offers multi dimensional ³healing´, as opposed to specific ³cures´. It is concerned with one¶s propensity toward disease as it is with its transmission.
nutritional supplements. mind. emotions. relaxation. exercise.spiritual . and spiritual life. holistic health combines the best of modern science diagnosis mentoring techniques with both ancient and innovative health promotion methods. These include: natural diet and herbal remedies.What is Holistic Health (cont¶d) Taking into account one¶s body. psycho.
but also the entire person. The fundamental premise is that your body knows to be well. including family life. job. breathing exercises. and religious beliefs. his or her current life predicament. . meditation. It addresses not only symptoms. and other self-regulatory practices.What is Holistic Health (cont¶d) counseling. given the proper support.
.´ By finding work that offers us integrity. enjoyment. it is possible to find work that fulfills and stay financially sound at the same time. and excellence.How Does Holistic Health Apply to Choosing a Career? How does HH apply to choosing a career? Work is art and ³it is deeply linked to our sense of who we are and our relationship to the universe. service.
THAT IS THE PASSION).How Does Holistic Health Apply to Choosing a Career? (cont¶d) Through meaningful work. . You can translate your passion for what you love into a profession by identifying the thing you love to do and feeling that passion (FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIVE IN. we can live. rather than just survive.
The most important step is investing time in yourself to explore your passions. .Our Journey In researching this project some personal observations we have made regarding finding the best career: 1. your interests all prejudices aside. your strengths.
Many careers that we thought were ³dream careers´ are really out there! .Our Journey Just as valuable as books and websites are activities and friends that bring out the best in you and allow you to examine your passions and choose a mode of excellence. There are innumerable types of Careers.
.Our Journey Invest a significant amount of time exploring and researching through every mode you can think of. ask people who seem happy what they do for a living the internet is invaluable.
EXCELLENCE We have found that discovering a satisfying career is about daily choosing a life of excellence. .
.Our Journey Walk down the street looking at people and stores and businesses with a new paradigm of where you could be that you would passionately enjoy and feel rewarded.
EXCELLENCE The following are quotes and definitions of excellence. They are inspirations of how to begin your career search and how to view that process and path of discovery. .
then see how much richer your life is. Dec . Aim to be fully present for whatever happens.´ ± Issue Oprah Magazine.EXCELLENCE ³Excellence is a matter of intention. even when things don¶t go your way. p 38.
EXCELLENCE ³Excellence is stopping consistently to figure out what you really want. Creating Time for introspection and vision«´ -Melanie . who you really are. what your dreams are and what it will take to achieve them.
´Tina Turner ³ Excellence encourages one about life generally.´ ±George Elliot. I think. novelist . a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.EXCELLENCE ³The real power behind whatever successes I have now was something I found within myself.something that¶s in all us. it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
EXCELLENCE ³Excellence is a matter of intention. December issue. .´ ± ³None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.then see how much richer your life is. p 38. Aim to be fully present for whatever happens. even when things don¶t go your way.´ ± Ralph Waldo Emerson Oprah magazine.
³When someone is truly centered, then that person is the definition of excellence, no matter what it is that he or she is doing.´Audra McDonald, NY actress
Another component is INTENTION and placing things in our lives that REMIND us of WHO WE ARE and our intentions. We love Bill Cosby¶s quote: ³I gave all of my children names beginning with E, for Excellence. Because a baby comes into the world pure, unaffected and fragile. The E names remind us of the excellence we continually have to strive for in caring for that baby.´- Bill Cosby
EXCELLENCE Why don¶t we choose a nickname of excellence for ourselves to remind us of who we are?
CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES .
Career Approaches There are many different theories or approaches in discovering the career that is the perfect match for you. Below are a few of the most respected approaches: .
APPROACH ASSESSMENT (Holland Codes) .CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES 1.
The Holland Codes assess clients in six different areas: .CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES This assessment was pioneered by John Holland and is often referred to as the Holland Codes.
Realistic ±2.Enterprising ±5.Social ±6.Artistic .CAREER CHOICE APROACHES The Holland Code (cont¶d) ±1. Conventional ±3.Investigative ±4.
teacher. The criticisms of the Holland Codes is the job matches are in very traditional. .CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES The Holland Codes (cont¶d) Holland then gives each person a "code' based on their strengths in two or three areas and then provides them with a list of jobs that match these strengths. broad categories such as banker. etc.
.CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES The Holland Codes (cont¶d) The Meyers-Briggs Test is an excellent tool that is based upon a combination of the Holland Theory and the following Personality Assessment Approach.
CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS .
CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES Personality Assessment ±The following are Personality Descriptions: .
persistent. genuine. strength. practical.Career Personality: REALISTIC Realistic: Prefers physical activities that require skill. drill press operator. conforming. Shy. assembly-line worker. farmer . JOBS: Mechanic. stable. and coordination.
independent JOBS Biologist. original. organizing. mathematician. and understanding . curious. news reporter . Analytical.Career Personality: INVESTIGATIVE Investigative: Prefers activities that involve thinking. economist.
friendly. understanding JOBS Social workers. teacher.Career Personality: SOCIAL Social: Prefers activities that involve helping and developing others. Sociable. counselor. clinical psychologist . cooperative.
and unambiguous activities. unimaginative. inflexible JOBS Accountant. corporate manager. practical.Career Personality: CONVENTIONAL Conventional: Prefers ruleregulated. efficient. orderly. Conforming. file clerk . bank teller.
public relations specialist. real estate agent. small business manager . energetic. ambitious. Self-confident.Career Personality: ENTERPRISING Enterprising: Prefers verbal activities in which there are opportunities to influence others and attain power. domineering JOBS Lawyer.
impractical JOBS Painter.Career Personality: ARTISTIC Artistic: Prefers ambiguous and unsystematic activities that allow creative expression. interior decorator . emotional. disorderly. idealistic. musician. Imaginative. writer.
Personality.Job Fit Theory Another approach on Career Personalities. .
and science are more your thing. art. Do you like music. If you are interested in what profession your personality is suited for check out your CAREER PERSONALITY PROFILE . research. crafts and building? Maybe experiments. it may be directing you towards a Career.Job Fit Theory What do you like to do? What ever it is.Personality. and writing more than anything? Or do you enjoy hands-on projects.
journalists. and enjoy working on extra curricular activities in your free time. You want to absorb all there is to know about the world. marine biologist.Job Fit Theory Your family and friends can be sure to find you in a library or science lab. police detective. or a research lab technician.Personality. You are a perfect candidate to become a professional tutor. Keep reaching for the stars and you may end up finding a new planet! THINKER: .
So you are best suited for a career as a social worker. Imagine a day of playing house.Job Fit Theory Although you work well with others.Personality. you really prefer to go it alone. and finger painting. like a kindergarten or preschool teacher. You are in touch with the world around you and how others are feeling. or a job that will. exhibit all your talents. while molding the minds of children. Your idea of a great Sunday afternoon is having the house to yourself so you can work on your latest masterpiece. writer. That¶s a pretty cool opportunity! FEELER . painter.
Job Fit Theory When push comes to shove. Carpenter. Mechanic. It¶s never too early to start! REACTOR .Personality. or Firefighter. You are best suited for a career like: a Seamstress. Gardener. You¶re always jumping in to help fix things and prefer to be working on a hands-on project than reading the latest mystery novel. Keep that in mind when applying for your next job. people look to you to get the job done.
Personality.Job Fit Theory www.gov/octc/typescar.psyc.ut.html Personality.doi.edu Connecting Personality Types with Careers and Jobs www.harvey.com/managementzone .prenhall.Job Fit Theory Related sites: Jobs Analysis and Personality www.
CAREER APPROACHES The last Career Approach we will explore was designed by Steve Miller who studied the above as well as many other approaches and tried to take Career Assessment to the next level. This Approach appears to be the most Holistic Theory of all we came across. .
CAREER CHOICE APPROACHES THE IMPLICIT CAREER SEARCH .
The Implicit Career Search The Implicit Career Search: It¶s foundation is based on the work of Dr. Will Schultz. . an American leader in the human potential movement and author of "The Human Element" and "Joy³. among other books.
Implicit Career Search The Implicit Career Search encourages career changers to take an inward journey deeper than the level of personality to look at: BEHAVIOR FEELINGS SELF-CONCEPT and one's very ESSENCE in order to .
The Implicit Career Search takes the individual through a planning process to arrive at a strategy for developing that work purpose into a career decision. Building on that. . a work purpose statement.The Implicit Career Search arrive at a personal mission statement and from that.
but take one through the process of a: Hero¶s Journey. and finally Outer Journey .The Implicit Career Search This is a complex theory. an Inner Journey.
It is an attempt career decisions at various levels of depth.The Implicit Career Search. from personal through to essence. . and for developing that career through increasing levels of holarchy from Craftsperson to Creator.
The Implicit Career Search 1. Inner Journey The point is that individuals were making satisfying career decisions based on a contribution they wished to release to the world and were able to develop solid career plans from that basis Discovering One¶s Purpose The Holy Grail of this journey is the individual's Work Purpose and it seems to be located in one's very soul or: essence . Shambhala. No Boundary.that place where resides the growing embryo of a growing intelligence. 1985 .³ -Ken Wilber. a special intelligence usually buried under the immense weight of social shams.
That which is created comes from essence and is a necessary part of evolution.The Implicit Career Search 2. The acorn has become an oak. The creator is freed from the restraints of attachments and is invincible and defense-less. craftsperson + manager + leader + expert. The Outer Journey The creation contributed by the implicit career is the culmination of the previous four stages. .
the Creator Stage.The Implicit Career Search The Craftsperson Stage 1. The craftsperson is focused upon jobs that are present and accessible. We all start at this first stage. The goal is to transition to the next stage. . The Craftsperson asks what skills do I have or need to acquire for this job? 2.
The Implicit Career Search The Creator ± What Do I do that no one else does? The Expert ± Where do I focus my learnings? The Leader ± How do I combine my skills with others? The Manager .
The Implicit Career Search ± How do I organize and market these skills? The Craftsperson Today's heroes make the shift from an industrial mindset to an informational one by changing their job search approach from. "Who can provide me with a job?" to "What do I have to contribute?" .
.The Implicit Career Search As the individual develops the career along these lines the mission and work purpose statements evolve from centering on: self-family-nation-world-spirit.
com .Implicit Career Search For further information on the approach of the ³Implicit Career Search´ see the website: www.implicitjourney.
CAREERS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH .
Excellent.leeuniversity.htm See Therapy and Holistic Health Careers.Career Choice See next page . -.American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) . Has info on many other links and career guides.CAREERS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH Resources for Careers in Holistic Health ± library.edu/guides/ general/careers/health.
everything from Acupuncture and Aromatherapy to Pain Management and Holistic Medicine.html Includes: Associations. An excellent resource with more valuable links within.org/ahhacareer.CAREERS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH American Holistic Health Association Web page: http://ahha. .
± Transformative Arts ± Consciousness Studies ± Holistic Health Education .CAREERS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH JFK University¶s website: http://www.edu/holistic/index.html JFK University has a number of Holistic Health Oriented Degrees and Certificates including.jfku.
The website defines and describes each of these programs of study in more detail. Dream Studies and Life Coaching Certificates are also offered.CAREERS IN HOLISTIC HEALTH JFK University Holistic Health Graduate Degrees -Integral Psychology ± Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in: ± ± ± Holistic Studies (Campbell) Somatic Psychology (Orinda) Transpersonal Psychology (Orinda)\. .
Excellent General Career Related Websites .
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Excellent Career Related Websites www.a holistic approach www.html.holisticmed. (See: Get Career Advice Tab.monster.) .html Creating PROSPERITY. www. but has career-choosing resources and resume-builder resources as well.creativekeys. Valuable STRESS RELIEF STRATEGIES and resources.com/stressfree.net/freelanceliving/ar ticle1022.com Well known resume posting board.
with great links within the article! . stress management.Excellent Career Related Websites www. TrueCareers. MBA¶s.wetfeet. many of which are helpful.com See Career Resources link. etc. articles and website. Includes career articles.FlipDog. for career changers. training and tests.com includes more resources.com See RESOURCE CENTER tab which includes. undergrads.com Includes resume posting and other services similar to monsterboard. ³Live to Work or Work to Live: That is the Question´ article is fantastic. a link to www. books.
Slay The Four Voices of Doubt Another Helpful Tool: .
they¶re likely to get a lot of negative feedback to being happy in the job. Better not think about it´. 2.Slay The Four Voices of Doubt Another Helpful Tool: 1. . Voice of Gloom and Doom: That¶s the idea that says ³ I can¶t really do what I want to do and make a living at it.´ Just stay in line with the rest of us´. if someone says ³I would really love to do this´. Voice of conformity: Since so many people are unhappy in their work. ³The ³who do you think you are´ attitude.
³There¶s something out there that¶s stopping me. Voice of Self-Diminishment: ³Am I good enough?´ ³Can I make it?´ ³Do I have the ability?´« 4.Slay The Four Voices of Doubt (cont¶d) 3. mercury in retrograde. society. Voice of Idle complaint: The general sense that the deck is stack against you.´ . whatever it is. the economy.
Slay The Four Voices of Doubt (cont¶d) The Antidote: seeing you as the hero in respect to work. . seeking what it is that you¶re looking for. the one who goes on the quest. In other words. Enjoyment. but you are on this quest in the game of life¶s¶ work. You may not be clear yet. and Excellence. Service. Uses the ISEE formula by author Laurence G Boldt for how to find work you love: Integrity.
Choose a meaningful Career. Do More than Survive« Choose to EXCEL!!! .
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