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dc.contributor.authorKohls, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-12T18:58:38Z
dc.date.available2021-10-12T18:58:38Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://essays.wisluthsem.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/6671
dc.description.abstractThe focus of the symposium and this essay are to be deliberately practical and intentionally personal. In my efforts to meet both of these goals, I employed three specific methods. First, a biblical understanding of who we are and whose we are is foundational and fundamental to any discussion on health and wellness. I have sought to build on these truths as they are both practical and personal for us. Second, as a clinical mental health counselor, I have drawn on the literature in my field to offer a practical understanding of holistic wellness and share evidence-based models for cultivating well-being and resilience when providing care to suffering people. Third, as a researcher and counselor educator, I listened to the voices of those serving God’s people to make this an intentionally personal process. Five parish pastors participated in a focus group experience. This involved each participant individually completing the Professional Quality of Life Scale and engaging in a 90 minute semi-structured group interview, where they were invited to reflect on, share, and discuss their experiences of emotional ailment and wellness as a parish pastor. The intention is to weave each of these, a biblical foundation, evidence-based models, and voices from the field, into a meaningful understanding and practice of wellness.en_US
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dc.publisherNorthwestern Publishing Houseen_US
dc.subjectSymposiumen_US
dc.subjectEmotional Wellnessen_US
dc.titleEmotional Wellness: Holistic Care for God's Workmanshipen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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