Thursday, May 26, 2012, 8:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Central, 11:00 am EST, 12:00 pm Atlantic, 5:00 pm Zurich, 6:00 pm Istanbul, Dubai 8:00 pm
Wellness and Work in the 21st Century
Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. ~ Morning Dove Salish 1888-1936
My approach to employment counseling has always been to help my client get on the path to their true destiny, to find their mission or at least be moving in the right direction. Employment counseling today however, is far more than helping someone find the right job. Counselors need to be healthy if they want to help others in the healing process. Both counselor and client benefit from a holistic approach, understanding the interplay of body, mind and spirit.
Licensed Professional Counselor Michael Lazarchick has over 40 years of experience helping people find worthwhile employment. For decades, he has been delivering wellness workshops (drawing from both eastern and western thought), as well as labor market and jobs seeking skills presentations, at ACA conferences, state conference, One Stop Career Centers and colleges. He currently is the Lead Instructor for the National Employment Counseling Association’s “Working Ahead, Moving Forward™” (GCDF) trainings and the current president of NECA.
- Build exercise into your daily routine. Walk up steps rather than taking an escalator or elevator if you have the choice.
- Feeling angry or stressed out? Take three deep breaths. It becomes physiologically impossible to stay angry or be stressed out.
- Take a wellness break. Close your eyes and visualize yourself in a beautiful place (On a tropical island with warm breezes or in a spring field of wild flowers overlooking a mountain lake.) You will instantly become relaxed. Your body does not know the difference between what you actually experience or what you visualize.
Michael C. Lazarchick, PhD
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our guest today, Dr. Michael Lazarchick, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over 40 years of experience helping people find worthwhile employment. For decades, he has been delivering wellness workshops (drawing from both eastern and western thought), as well as labor market and jobs seeking skills presentations, at ACA conferences, state conference, One Stop Career Centers and colleges. He currently is the Lead Instructor for the National Employment Counseling Association’s “Working Ahead, Moving Forward™” (GCDF) trainings and the current president of NECA. Welcome Michael!
- What is your concept of wellness for employment counselors?
- Why are you so interested in wellness for employment counselors? Family influences?
- What is your concept of wellness for individuals with "evolving abilities?"
- You have been a leader in counselor organizations. How have you used wellness in your organizational work?
- How have you used wellness in your own work?
- How have you integrated wellness in you own life?
- Could you suggest some exercises that employment counselors can use with their clients to help them practice wellness? (i.e., your cards)
- How can we find out more about wellness concepts and techniques for employment counselors and other career professionals to use for themselves and for their clients?