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Research Article

Integrative-Sustainability: A New Model for Wellness Psychology

5 May 0218

Abstract

Introduction: Old models of sustainability tend to consider only environmental factors and ignore a radial holistic perspective. Certainly, we must consider a more dynamic point of view. As we understand that not only personality, but relationships exit on a continuum we must also consider that this continuum is not linear, but that it rotates in a radial fashion with many facets connecting, and integrating.

Overall Arching Concepts: Humans and all living beings do not exist in isolation; they intersect and relate in many ways and on multiple levels. Some elements maintain a consistent connection while others may experience a momentary or fleeting connection. Whether the connection is fleeting or consistent, there is a lasting impression or trace element that creates a chemical memory of the event or in some cases a deeper connection that becomes a conduit that forms a neural network. Each experience influences our being and becomes a part of who we are and what we become. It is the relational connection between these experiences, acceptance of self, and ability to adapt and maintain health and well-being that promotes sustainability. A formula for an integrative approach to developing sustainability in counseling is provided with the acknowledgment for other models that contribute to this integrative approach. This model primarily consists of the development of conscious choice, emotional intelligence, synchronous-self, and life balance in counseling.


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