Physical wellness is critical in overall well-being. People who are physically well tend to be physically active and exercise regularly, eat a well-balanced diet, maintain a healthy body weight, get enough sleep, practice safe sex, minimize exposure to unhealthy environmental contaminants, avoid harmful substances, and seek medical attention and advice regularly. Your clients will discover many benefits from making healthy physical lifestyle choices.
We all have many reasons to make healthy lifestyle choices and live a healthier life. The biggest challenge is to find ways to take control of personal health choices and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Use the Physical Well-Being Workbook to help your clients make lasting healthy choices and keep them motivated while they modify their behavior. In this workbook, you will engage your clients in various types of self-assessments, help them set healthy lifestyle goals, and focus on living a healthier life.
The seven sections include:
Section 1 – Exercise
This chapter will help participants explore how regularly and consistently they engage in exercise and adequate amounts of physical activity in their lives.
Section 2 – Sleep
This chapter will help participants explore the extent to which they are getting both adequate and quality sleep in order to cope with stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Section 3 – Stress
This chapter will help participants determine the various ways that they are able to manage stress in their lives in order to promote physical wellness.
Section 4 – Body Image
This chapter will help participants explore how they feel about their weight and body image overall.
Section 5 – Nutrition
This chapter will help participants explore how well they plan their meals to include nutritional choices and how often they eat nutritiously.
Section 6 – Addiction
This chapter will help participants explore both their propensity to engage in addictive behaviors as well as identify their addictions to substances, activities, and thoughts and behaviors in their lives.
Section 7 – Safety
This chapter helps participants explore their personal level of safety at home, while driving a vehicle, and in their communities.
About the Authors:
Ester Leutenberg has worked in the mental health profession for many years as an author, 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 with her daughter Kathy Khalsa. Ester began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. She is the co-author of theSEALS series for teenagers as well as Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, and the eight-book Life Management Skills series for adults.
Ester, a breast cancer survivor since 2003, has counseled other survivors in overcoming body-loss issues. Her involvements with Survivors of Suicide, the Coyote Task Force in Tucson, various support groups in Sun City Oro Valley and volunteering at two hospitals are among many ways she continues to feed her passion of helping mentally ill people, their facilitators and their families.
John J. Liptak is the Associate Director of Career Services and adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department at Radford University. He received his EdD in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He has worked in a variety of settings including a federal prison, a mental health center, a job training program, and now in higher education.
Dr. Liptak frequently conducts workshops on assessment-related topics. He has written seven books on career-related topics that have been featured in numerous newspapers including The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Associated Press. His work has also been featured on MSNBC, CNN Radio and on the PAX/ION television series, "Success Without a College Degree."
At Radford University, he works with college students entering internships or preparing for graduation and entrance in the workplace. Through individual coaching sessions, workshops, and classroom presentations he helps students develop the emotional intelligence skills they need to be effective in the world-of-work. He is teaching a senior-level course that will teach emotional intelligence skills to graduating seniors.
With Kathy Khalsa and Ester Leutenberg, John has written three 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. With Whole Person Associates, he and Ester continue to co-write books to add to their Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook series, and their Teen Mental Health Series as well as the new Coping Series, the Mind-Body Wellness Series, and the Family Issues Series.
John resides in Radford, Virginia with his wife Kathy, and their Shih Tzu named "MacKenzie."