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					     CAREER
  Choosing a Career from
a Holistic Health Perspective
       By: Melanie Henderson
          Patricia Ricketts
          Veronica Owens
       Inspirational Quotes


• Quote: “Blessed is he who has
  found his work. Let him ask no
  other blessing.” Ravi Dykema
      What is Holistic Health?
• The holistic approach takes the broadest
  possible view of illness and disease,
  identifying multiple causes; both internal
  and external, and offers multi dimensional
  “healing”, as opposed to specific “cures”.
  It is concerned with one’s propensity
  toward disease as it is with its transmission.
 What is Holistic Health (cont’d)
• Taking into account one’s body, mind,
  emotions, and spiritual life, holistic health
  combines the best of modern science
  diagnosis mentoring techniques with both
  ancient and innovative health promotion
  methods. These include: natural diet and
  herbal remedies, nutritional supplements,
  exercise, relaxation, psycho- spiritual
 What is Holistic Health (cont’d)
• counseling, meditation, breathing exercises,
  and other self-regulatory practices.
• It addresses not only symptoms, but also the
  entire person, his or her current life
  predicament, including family life, job, and
  religious beliefs. The fundamental
  premise is that your body knows to be
  well, given the proper support.
    How Does Holistic Health
   Apply to Choosing a Career?
• How does HH apply to choosing a
  career? Work is art and “it is deeply linked
  to our sense of who we are and our
  relationship to the universe.” By finding
  work that offers us integrity, service,
  enjoyment, and excellence, it is possible to
  find work that fulfills and stay financially
  sound at the same time.
How Does Holistic Health Apply
 to Choosing a Career? (cont’d)
• Through meaningful work, we can live,
  rather than just survive. You can translate
  your passion for what you love into a
  profession by identifying the thing you love
  to do and feeling that passion (FIGHT FOR
  WHAT YOU BELIVE IN- THAT IS THE
  PASSION).
             Our Journey
• In researching this project some personal
  observations we have made regarding
  finding the best career:

• 1. The most important step is investing time in
  yourself to explore your passions, your strengths,
  your interests all prejudices aside.
               Our Journey
• Just as valuable as books and websites are
  activities and friends that bring out the best
  in you and allow you to examine your
  passions and choose a mode of excellence.

• There are innumerable types of Careers.
  Many careers that we thought were “dream
  careers” are really out there!
             Our Journey
• Invest a significant amount of time
  exploring and researching through
  every mode you can think of.

• ask people who seem happy what they
  do for a living
• the internet is invaluable.
EXCELLENCE
  We have found that
discovering a satisfying
 career is about daily
   choosing a life of
      excellence.
            Our Journey
• Walk down the street looking at people
  and stores and businesses with a new
  paradigm of where you could be that
  you would passionately enjoy and feel
  rewarded.
  EXCELLENCE
• The following are quotes and
  definitions of excellence.

• They are inspirations of how to begin
  your career search and how to view
  that process and path of discovery.
             EXCELLENCE

• “Excellence is a matter of intention. Aim to
  be fully present for whatever happens- then
  see how much richer your life is, even when
  things don’t go your way.” –            Issue
                               Oprah Magazine, p 38, Dec
            EXCELLENCE

• “Excellence is stopping consistently to
  figure out what you really want, who you
  really are, what your dreams are and what
  it will take to achieve them. Creating Time
  for introspection and vision…”  -Melanie
               EXCELLENCE
• “The real power behind whatever successes
  I have now was something I found within
  myself- something that’s in all us, I think, a
  little piece of God just waiting to be
  discovered.”-   Tina Turner



•   “Excellence encourages one about life
    generally, it shows the spiritual wealth of
    the world.” –George Elliot, novelist
             EXCELLENCE
• “Excellence is a matter of intention. Aim to
  be fully present for whatever happens- then
  see how much richer your life is, even when
  things don’t go your way.” –        Oprah magazine, p 38, December issue.


• “None of us will ever accomplish anything
  excellent or commanding except when he
  listens to this whisper which is heard by
  him alone.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
           EXCELLENCE

• “When someone is truly centered, then
      that person is the definition of
  excellence, no matter what it is that he
       or she is doing.”- Audra McDonald, NY actress
              EXCELLENCE
• Another component is INTENTION and placing
  things in our lives that REMIND us of WHO WE
  ARE and our intentions. We love Bill Cosby’s
  quote:
• “I gave all of my children names beginning
  with E, for Excellence. Because a baby comes
  into the world pure, unaffected and fragile.
  The E names remind us of the excellence we
  continually have to strive for in caring for that
  baby.”- Bill Cosby
       EXCELLENCE

• Why don’t we choose a nick-
    name of excellence for
 ourselves to remind us of who
            we are?
CAREER CHOICE

APPROACHES
        Career Approaches
• There are many different theories or
  approaches in discovering the career
  that is the perfect match for you.

• Below are a few of the most respected
  approaches:
CAREER CHOICE
 APPROACHES

1. APPROACH
 ASSESSMENT
 (Holland Codes)
       CAREER CHOICE
        APPROACHES

• This assessment was pioneered by
 John Holland and is often referred
 to as the Holland Codes.

• The Holland Codes assess clients
 in six different areas:
           CAREER CHOICE
            APROACHES
• The Holland Code (cont’d)


   –1. Realistic
   –2. Conventional
   –3.Investigative
   –4.Enterprising
   –5.Social
   –6.Artistic
           CAREER CHOICE
            APPROACHES
• The Holland Codes (cont’d)
• Holland then gives each person a "code'
  based on their strengths in two or three
  areas and then provides them with a list
  of jobs that match these strengths.

• The criticisms of the Holland Codes is
  the job matches are in very traditional,
  broad categories such as banker,
  teacher, etc.
         CAREER CHOICE
          APPROACHES
• The Holland Codes (cont’d)


The Meyers-Briggs Test is an
 excellent tool that is based
 upon a combination of the
 Holland Theory and the
 following Personality
 Assessment Approach.
CAREER CHOICE
 APPROACHES
 PERSONALITY
 ASSESSMENTS
    CAREER CHOICE
     APPROACHES
 Personality Assessment

–The following are Personality
 Descriptions:
Career Personality: REALISTIC
• Realistic:            • JOBS:
• Prefers physical      • Mechanic, drill
  activities that
  require skill,          press operator,
  strength, and           assembly-line
  coordination.           worker, farmer
• Shy, genuine,
  persistent, stable,
  conforming,
  practical.
         Career Personality:
         INVESTIGATIVE
• Investigative:       • JOBS
  Prefers activities
  that involve         • Biologist,
  thinking,              economist,
  organizing, and        mathematician,
  understanding .
                         news reporter
• Analytical,
  original, curious,
  independent

•
  Career Personality: SOCIAL
• Social: Prefers   • JOBS
  activities that   • Social workers,
  involve helping
  and                 teacher,
  developing          counselor,
  others.             clinical
• Sociable,           psychologist
  friendly,
  cooperative,
  understanding
        Career Personality:
        CONVENTIONAL
• Conventional:    • JOBS
• Prefers rule-    • Accountant,
  regulated,
  orderly, and       corporate
  unambiguous        manager, bank
  activities.        teller, file clerk
• Conforming,
  efficient,
  practical,
  unimaginative,
  inflexible
          Career Personality:
          ENTERPRISING
• Enterprising:         • JOBS
• Prefers verbal
  activities in which
                        • Lawyer, real
  there are               estate agent,
  opportunities to        public relations
  influence
  others and attain       specialist, small
  power.                  business
• Self-confident,
  ambitious,
                          manager
  energetic,
  domineering
        Career Personality:
           ARTISTIC
• Artistic:           • JOBS
• Prefers ambiguous
  and
                      • Painter,
  unsystematic          musician,
  activities that       writer,
  allow creative
  expression.           interior
• Imaginative,          decorator
  disorderly,
  idealistic,
  emotional,
  impractical
    Personality- Job Fit Theory
• Another approach on
  Career Personalities.
    Personality- Job Fit Theory
• What do you like to do? What ever it is, it
  may be directing you towards a Career. Do
  you like music, art, and writing more than
  anything? Or do you enjoy hands-on
  projects, crafts and building? Maybe
  experiments, research, and science are more
  your thing.
• If you are interested in what profession your
  personality is suited for check out your
  CAREER PERSONALITY PROFILE
       Personality- Job Fit Theory
• Your family and friends can be     THINKER:
  sure to find you in a library or
  science lab. You want to
  absorb all there is to know
  about the world, and enjoy
  working on extra curricular
  activities in your free time.
  You are a perfect candidate to
  become a professional tutor,
  marine biologist, police
  detective, journalists, or a
  research lab technician. Keep
  reaching for the stars and you
  may end up finding a new
  planet!
        Personality- Job Fit Theory
•      Although you work well with
      others, you really prefer to go it    FEELER
        alone. Your idea of a great
      Sunday afternoon is having the
    house to yourself so you can work
     on your latest masterpiece. You
    are in touch with the world around
      you and how others are feeling.
    So you are best suited for a career
    as a social worker, painter, writer,
     or a job that will, exhibit all your
       talents, like a kindergarten or
    preschool teacher. Imagine a day
        of playing house, and finger
    painting; while molding the minds
     of children. That’s a pretty cool
                 opportunity!
       Personality- Job Fit Theory
• When push comes to shove,             REACTOR
  people look to you to get the
  job done. You’re always
  jumping in to help fix things
  and prefer to be working on a
  hands-on project than reading
  the latest mystery novel. You
  are best suited for a career like:
  a Seamstress, Carpenter,
  Mechanic, Gardener, or
  Firefighter. Keep that in mind
  when applying for your next
  job. It’s never too early to start!
    Personality- Job Fit Theory
                • Related sites:
        • Jobs Analysis and Personality
            www.harvey.psyc.ut.edu
 • Connecting Personality Types with Careers
    and Jobs www.doi.gov/octc/typescar.html
• Personality- Job Fit Theory
   www.prenhall.com/managementzone
    CAREER APPROACHES
• The last Career Approach we will explore
  was designed by Steve Miller who studied
  the above as well as many other
  approaches and tried to take Career
  Assessment to the next level.

• This Approach appears to be the most
  Holistic Theory of all we came across.
 CAREER CHOICE
  APPROACHES


 THE IMPLICIT
CAREER SEARCH
    The Implicit Career Search
• The Implicit Career Search:
• It’s foundation is based on the work of
  Dr. Will Schultz, an American leader
  in the human potential movement and
  author of "The Human Element" and
  "Joy“, among other books.
       Implicit Career Search
• The Implicit Career Search encourages
  career changers to take an inward journey
  deeper than the level of personality to
  look at:
• BEHAVIOR
• FEELINGS
• SELF-CONCEPT and
• one's very ESSENCE in order to
    The Implicit Career Search
• arrive at a personal mission statement and
  from that, a work purpose statement.

• Building on that, The Implicit Career
  Search takes the individual through a
  planning process to arrive at a strategy for
  developing that work purpose into a career
  decision.
    The Implicit Career Search
• This is a complex theory, but take one
  through the process of a:
• Hero’s Journey, an
• Inner Journey, and finally
• Outer Journey
   The Implicit Career Search.
• It is an attempt career decisions at
  various levels of depth, from
  personal through to essence,
• and for developing that career
  through     increasing   levels   of
  holarchy from Craftsperson to
  Creator.
     The Implicit Career Search
• 1. Inner Journey
• The point is that individuals were making satisfying
  career decisions based on a contribution they wished to
  release to the world and were able to develop solid
  career plans from that basis
• Discovering One’s Purpose
• The Holy Grail of this journey is the individual's Work
  Purpose and it seems to be located in one's very soul
  or: essence - that place where resides the growing
  embryo of a growing intelligence, a special intelligence
  usually buried under the immense weight of social
  shams.“ -Ken Wilber, No Boundary, Shambhala, 1985
    The Implicit Career Search
• 2. The Outer Journey
• The creation contributed by the
  implicit career is the culmination of the
  previous four stages, craftsperson +
  manager + leader + expert. That which
  is created comes from essence and is a
  necessary part of evolution. The creator
  is freed from the restraints of
  attachments and is invincible and
  defense-less. The acorn has become an
  oak.
                      •
     The Implicit Career Search
• The Craftsperson Stage
• 1. The Craftsperson asks what skills do I have or
  need to acquire for this job?
• 2. The craftsperson is focused upon jobs that are
  present and accessible. We all start at this first
  stage. The goal is to transition to the next stage,
  the Creator Stage.
    The Implicit Career Search
• The Creator
  – What Do I do that no one else does?
    The Expert
  – Where do I focus my learnings?
    The Leader
  – How do I combine my skills with others?
    The Manager
    The Implicit Career Search
  – How do I organize and market these skills?
  The Craftsperson


• Today's heroes make the shift from an
  industrial mindset to an informational one
  by changing their job search approach from,
  "Who can provide me with a job?" to "What
  do I have to contribute?"
   The Implicit Career Search
• As the individual develops the
  career along these lines the
  mission    and     work    purpose
  statements evolve from centering
  on:
• self-family-nation-world-spirit.
      Implicit Career Search
• For further information on the
  approach of the “Implicit Career
  Search” see the website:
• www.implicitjourney.com
   CAREERS
     IN

HOLISTIC HEALTH
          CAREERS IN
        HOLISTIC HEALTH
• Resources for Careers in Holistic Health
  – library.leeuniversity.edu/guides/
    general/careers/health.htm
     • See Therapy and Holistic Health Careers. Has
       info on many other links and career guides.
       Excellent.
  -- American Holistic Health Association
     (AHHA) - Career Choice
     • See next page
          CAREERS IN
        HOLISTIC HEALTH
• American Holistic Health Association Web
  page: http://ahha.org/ahhacareer.html
  • Includes: Associations, everything from
    Acupuncture and Aromatherapy to Pain
    Management and Holistic Medicine.
  • An excellent resource with more valuable links
    within.
         CAREERS IN
       HOLISTIC HEALTH
• JFK University’s website:
  http://www.jfku.edu/holistic/index.html
• JFK University has a number of Holistic
  Health Oriented Degrees and Certificates
  including;
  – Transformative Arts
  – Consciousness Studies
  – Holistic Health Education
        CAREERS IN
      HOLISTIC HEALTH
JFK University
    Holistic Health Graduate Degrees
-Integral Psychology
– Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in:
      –   Holistic Studies (Campbell)
      –   Somatic Psychology (Orinda)
      –   Transpersonal Psychology (Orinda)\.
      The website defines and describes each
      of these programs of study in more
      detail. Dream Studies and Life Coaching
      Certificates are also offered.
Excellent General
 Career Related

   Websites
         Excellent General
      Career Related Websites
• www.EMode.com
• IQ Tests, Career/Right Job tests, Personality
  tests and more…
• All tests have FREE initial results and have
  the option to purchase a more detailed
  analysis. Detailed results are $29.95 and
  worth from my experience.
     Excellent Career Related
            Websites
• www.assessment.com
• Website for MAPP- Motivational Appraisal
  of Personal Potential.
• Has FREE 70 question career
  matching test. Then for further tools
  and more complete report is $29.99.
  Even free more limited evaluation is
  valuable.
     Excellent Career Related
            Websites
• www.holisticmed.com/stressfree.html.
  Valuable STRESS RELIEF STRATEGIES and
  resources.
• www.creativekeys.net/freelanceliving/ar
  ticle1022.html Creating PROSPERITY- a
  holistic approach
• www.monster.com Well known resume
  posting board, but has career-choosing
  resources and resume-builder resources
  as well. (See: Get Career Advice Tab.)
   Excellent Career Related
          Websites
• www.FlipDog.com
   • See RESOURCE CENTER tab which includes, stress
     management, training and tests, a link to
• www.wetfeet.com
   • includes more resources, books, articles and website,
     for career changers, undergrads, MBA’s, etc.
• TrueCareers.com
   • Includes resume posting and other services similar to
     monsterboard.com
   • See Career Resources link. Includes career articles,
     many of which are helpful. “Live to Work or Work to
     Live: That is the Question” article is fantastic, with
     great links within the article!
Slay The Four Voices of Doubt

  Another Helpful Tool:
  Slay The Four Voices of Doubt
• Another Helpful Tool:
• 1.     Voice of Gloom and Doom: That’s the idea
  that says “ I can’t really do what I want to do and
  make a living at it. Better not think about it”.
• 2.     Voice of conformity: Since so many people
  are unhappy in their work, if someone says “I
  would really love to do this”; they’re likely to get
  a lot of negative feedback to being happy in the
  job. “The “who do you think you are” attitude.”
  Just stay in line with the rest of us”.
 Slay The Four Voices of Doubt
            (cont’d)
• 3.     Voice of Self-Diminishment: “Am I good
  enough?” “Can I make it?” “Do I have the
  ability?”…
• 4.     Voice of Idle complaint: The general sense
  that the deck is stack against you; the economy,
  society, mercury in retrograde, whatever it is.
  “There’s something out there that’s stopping me.”
 Slay The Four Voices of Doubt
            (cont’d)
• The Antidote: seeing you as the hero in respect to
  work, the one who goes on the quest. In other
  words, seeking what it is that you’re looking for.
  You may not be clear yet, but you are on this quest
  in the game of life’s’ work.
• Uses the ISEE formula by author Laurence G
  Boldt for how to find work you love: Integrity,
  Service, Enjoyment, and Excellence.
 Choose a meaningful
       Career.
Do More than Survive…
       Choose to

    EXCEL!!!

				
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