ERIC Number: ED494743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Implementing A Mental Wellness Fast: An Intervention Strategy for Regulating the Negative Inner Dialogue
The purpose of this case study was to examine the efficacy of a developing technique that has been coined by this author as a Mental Wellness Fast. Therefore, this paper has been written for therapists who utilize spirituality and/or religion into their practice. The technique is geared to assist clients with healing poor inner dialogues and it provides methods that could be utilized by providing spiritual guidance. Thus, this technique could be implemented by various religious denominations. There is a discussion of the counseling premise for implementing a Mental Wellness Fast, and it explores how the technique is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and a belief in a monotheistic God. Two case examples are explored and implications are discussed with implementing this type of strategy for counseling services. The results indicate that there was improvement with how these women approached life after implementing a mental wellness fast. In conclusion, this is a developing technique that would need to be implemented in a larger research study. Most important, it offers a method for future research. It is recommended that therapists create innovative strategies that promotes mental wellness and utilizes a client's belief system as a source of strength to heal negative perceptions and/or inner dialogues, which can then help clients become more productive.
Publication Type: Reports - General
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