Wellness and health are interrelated, but distinct concepts. Health is considered free from disease. Wellness is much more complex. Wellness is the ability to fully integrate physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being into an effective lifestyle.
This workbook contains six sections to help participants learn more about themselves and their lifestyles. They will learn about a wellness lifestyle that promotes health and well-being by exploring:
* Coping with stress
* Physical fitness
* Creative leisure
* Healthy relationships
* Spiritual wellness
* Life skills
About the Authors:
Dr. John J. Liptak frequently conducts workshops on assessment-related topics. With Kathy Khalsa and Ester Leutenberg, he has written three other comprehensive books for teachers and counselors to use with their students and clients: The Self-Esteem Program, The Social Skills Program and The Stress Management Program: Inventories, Activities & Educational Handouts.
Ester A. Leutenberg has worked in the mental health profession for many years as both a publisher and as an advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986. Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, she co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing. Ester began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. She is the co-author of the book Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, the eight-book Life Management Skills series for adults, The Anger & Aggression Workbook, The Communications Skills Workbook, and The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook.
Ester, a breast cancer survivor of five years, has counseled other survivors in overcoming body-loss issues. She says that GriefWork – Healing from Loss is the culmination of a book she has been formulating in her mind for almost thirty years.