The significance of the article lies in its emphasis on wellness as a holistic, dynamic, multidimensional, and positive process, which helps a person live optimally based on individual circumstances (Myers, Sweeney, & Witmer, 2000). The first reason for choosing this article is the authors’ approach to wellness as a conscious, self-directed, and ever-changing process that stuck me deeply because it aligns my personal and professional approach to wellness. The Indivisible-self model helped me become innately aware of the mind and body connection to physical and emotional being, which exists in a continuum and spans over a lifespan. Second, in a clinical setting, the model provided me with a conceptualized framework to address client’s presenting concerns by improving my awareness of the vast array of factors that impact a client’s wellness and must be addressed in counseling.
As a novice counselor-in-training, I used the model as a systematic process to develop comprehensive case conceptualization, treatment planning, and interventions, based on a client’s subjective concerns. Furthermore, most of my clients enjoyed the graphical representation of the model and the collaborative nature of the intervention that enhanced the client’s self-awareness and also built the therapeutic alliance. Link to article and model: URL: libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/J_Myers_Wheel_2000.pdf The Article Link:j_myers_wheelof_wellness_2000_.pdf