Promoting Thriving for Therapists

Promoting Thriving for Therapists
An Integral Perspective
By Vivian Baruch
This article explores the use of Integral Theory to promote thriving and well-being for therapists. As fatigue is an all-quadrant issue, the dimensions of care for therapists must encompass all quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types through the creation of an individualized Integral Life Practice.
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Published: 12-01-2008
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This article explores the use of Integral Theory to promote thriving and well-being for therapists. As fatigue is an all-quadrant issue, the dimensions of care for therapists must encompass all  quadrants, levels, lines, states, and types through the creation of an individualized Integral Life Practice. Overall well-being is maximized by preventing the negative impacts of work and by developing skills through a comprehensive approach to self-care. An integral approach to self-care recommends therapists select and implement one or two practices from the five modules discussed (body, mind, spirit, shadow, and ethics). Therapists are encouraged to give pro-active attention t their self-system in order to ensure optimal functioning. Integrally-informed care enables the highest embodiment of presence, promotes personal development, and exemplifies ethical service to all beings.