Full Value Counseling

Full Value Counseling:
An experiential approach to wellness

Full Value Counseling is a unique group counseling approach to promote wellness in ourselves and others. It can be used to provide Tier II and Tier III interventions to students who are at risk. In this training, the Full Value Commitment provides guidance to understand and develop proven practices that promote mental health.  A research based rationale for this counseling model will be provided along with the associated implementation strategies:

  • Calling Group
  • Control to Empowerment
  • Counseling on the Run
  • The Decision Tree
  • Goal Setting
  • GRABBSS – An activity selection process
  • The ABC Triangle
  • The Adventure Wave
  • The Full Value Commitment

Being Here: Attention, Awareness, and Emotional Presence

  • Explore the differences between relaxation techniques, meditation and mindfulness
  • Experience the above practices and reflect on the impact on the individual
  • Provide a brief summary of the science and benefits of each practice
  • Identify the risk factors in the practices, especially related to trauma
  • Introduce the topic of Attachment Theory as it relates to emotional presence

Being Safe: Dealing with the inner critic through Self Compassion

  • Explore the origins of the inner critic and its impact on performance
  • Define Self Compassion and introduce the work of the leading researchers in this field
  • Introduce the research and neuroscience supporting self compassion and achievement
  • Experience and practice the 3 components of self compassion: Mindfulness, Kindness and Common Humanity
  • Core Feelings – Pia Mellody

Being Honest: The impact of perception and beliefs on our thought process

  • Current neuroscience findings around the mind, our thought processes and perceptions
  • Understand cultural impact on our perceptions
  • The use of mindfulness in developing insight into our judging mind
  • Developing ways to “respond rather than react” with students and situations
  • Develop practices that take us off “automatic pilot”
  • Introduce the work of Bryon Kate as a method of dealing with negative thinking and our own “fake news”
  • Introduce the Ladder of Inference as a model for decision making

Setting Goals: Intention into action, Going beyond SMART Goals

  • Introduce the model of Self Directed Learning by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatsis
  • Introduce other goal setting models like 4 Square and Woop that work well with the Self Directed Learning model
  • Create your own “Ideal Self” as a counselor to practice the goal setting model
  • Explore applications to academics, youth leadership and sports

Letting Go and Moving On: Dealing with adversity, failure and loss:

  • Explore the research around forgiveness/acceptance and moving beyond adversity
  • Identify practices and techniques that help one stay in the present and move forward
  • Identify connections to the Growth Mindset model
  • Develop an understanding around the negative impact of revenge seeking

Caring For Self and Others: The benefits of compassion

  • Introduce the most current research from the Stanford Compassion Project
  • Identify the differences between sympathy, empathy, and compassion in relationships
  • Explore the physical and emotional health benefits of compassion
  • Develop practices that improve one’s ability to be more compassionate
  • Understand the concept of “idiot compassion” and its relationship to codependency