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ERIC Number: ED268409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-29
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Using Life Development Visualization with High School Students and Recent Graduates for Career Exploration.
Lampron, Dennis
This document presents Life Development Visualization as an effective counseling technique to be used in combination with other career exploration activities with groups of high school students or recent graduates. Visualization is described as a process orientation which blends an individual's personality and spiritual levels into a comprehensive whole and which provides a growth model for human development. It is emphasized that specific counseling techniques within visualization should be selected according to the individual and general situation, personality types, unique goals, and desired path of development of the students. Suggested techniques include guided imagery, awareness activities, symbolic art, meditation, well development, journal keeping, centering, focusing, and mind play. A set of four exercises, designed to aid students in examining some questions relative to what is of value and importance in their lives is described. The exercises presented, which can be completed in a 2 to 3 hour session, involve relaxation techniques, visualization, and imagery. Four questions to ask students are given: (1) where am I now in my life; (2) where do I want to go in my life; (3) what is blocking me; and (4) how can I get there. Instructions are given for helping students to relax, answer each question with a symbol, draw their symbols, and share their drawings. Materials needed are listed and it is noted that counselors using visualization will need student volunteers and support from both administrators and parents. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A