VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Exploring the Mind-Body Connection Therapeutic
Jan C. Lemon and Buddy Wagner
In this article, the authors concentrate on incorporating practical techniques of mind-body psychotherapy into the counseling process. These techniques promote harmony and balance within the client. Specifically, the authors include information on the biology of beliefs concerning mind-body therapy and the concepts of neuroscience to counseling. In addition, the article focuses on the interaction between the conscious and unconscious mind and includes specific techniques to link communcation between the mind and body to promote lasting change. The article is designed from a problem-resolution structure, which includes related research and counseling techniques for psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.