The Wellness Wheel
In this first episode of Imagine-Nation-Radio’s Women and Wellness Series, Terry Folks describes how she uses the Wellness Wheel in her practice.
The Wellness Wheel allows us to examine our self-care and find balance in each of the four major domains of life: Spiritual, Emotional, Mental/Intellectual, and Physical.
“Women in our culture are too often expected to assist with other people’s self care – at their own expense,” Terry notes. “What I see most often in my practice is ‘imbalance’ as women attempt to juggle so much service to so many others in only so many hours.”
Terry uses the Wellness Wheel in a variety of ways in her practice. She shares some of the self-care strategies that come directly from working with the wheel.
“Self Compassion is key to reflecting on your current balance (or lack of balance),” says Terry. “We all have ‘wobbly wheels’ occasionally, especially as we move through life’s transitions. That’s understandable. My concern is what can happen to our sense of ourselves (our “I Am-ness”) if we stay un-balanced for too long.”
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Wellness Wheel template
Wellness Wheel Questions
Terry Folks is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor.
She maintains a thriving practice in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where she specializes in women’s issues.
Her clients include professional women (working or semi-retired) and professional “Moms” (women dedicated to parenting, home schooling, house management without pay, etc).
Terry also facilitates “Sophia” Women’s Wisdom groups for like-minded women who wish to explore their inner wisdom as reflected in the ancient global Wisdom Traditions.
As a Healing Touch practitioner, she also offers treatments with co-practitioner Wendy Turner at SpiritFirst Counselling and Healing Touch in Comox.
Kara is the founder of Imagine-Nation-Radio, a podcast about interesting people and ideas that is just getting off the ground. This interview with Terry is the first in a series that Terry and Kara are working on called the Women & Wellness Series.
This series will highlight some of the best tools that Terry uses in her practice.
If you’d like to be notified when the next episode is available, email Kara.
We both really appreciate your interest and support, and we hope you enjoy this series as it unfolds.
- Dr. Jane E. Myers (not Linda Myers) Counseling For Wellness: Theory, Research, And Practice
- Rumer Godden Quote
- Brene Brown: Men, Women, and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough
- On Sleep: Matthew Walker interview
- Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
- Carol Gilligan: In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development
- Susan Cain: TED talk on Introverts and her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
- Starhawk: Spiral Dance, The – 20th Anniversary: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition
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