Actualization Counseling

Dr. Weibel offers actualization counseling for people that want to increase their wellness, happiness, peak performance, self-actualization, and/or self-transcendence. Yes, this sounds like a lot, but they are all interrelated. This is positive psychology counseling for people who want to thrive.

Within this model of counseling we can still address pain and suffering, but we recognize the potential for the positive states, for meaning, for self-actualization and even for self-transcendence. We will use knowledge from general psychology, wellness and holistic health, motivation, positive psychology, transpersonal psychology, and sports psychology.

Below are 3 areas, that all overlap, in which we can focus. You can choose one or we can eventually hit all three. 

Positive Psychology

Happiness/Contentment

Empathy & Compassion

Gratitude & Forgiveness

Meaning

Self-Actualization & Transcendence

 

Peak Performance

Goal Setting

Visualization

Psyching Up/Psyching Down

Mindfulness

Flow/In the Zone

 

 Wellness

Stress Management

Relaxation

Healthy Eating

Healthy Exercise

Connectedness 

 Wellness

A majority of disease and illness has behavioral links if not direct causes. Thus, the decisions we make with our minds such as the overs: over-thinking, stressing, eating, smoking, drinking, shopping, or gambling obviously affect our bodies. We also do not exercise enough and our culture seems to have forgotten how to relax.

Experts such as physicians and nutritionists can give us information about how we should live, but we still have trouble doing those things. We know that we can be healthier and happier if we only eat well, rest, exercise, find outlets for our creativity, and connect with others.

You will consult with your doctor and other professionals to determine what a healthy lifestyle means for you. We will discuss your goals, motivation, resistance, emotions, and decisions to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. We will work at a holistic or systemic level, realizing that negative factors such as excess stress or positive factors such as love affect your entire system, your brain and your entire body.

Peak Performance

We will use techniques from the fields of positive psychology, peak performance, and sports psychology to help you perform at your best. We can explore what is meaningful to you to help you find your passion. We will assess your character strengths and help you apply them. We will also use relaxation, visualization, and mindfulness techniques to help you quiet self-criticism and mental chatter, concentrate and focus, and perform at your best, hopefully reaching flow or in the zone states more frequently.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology serves as a corrective to the fact that psychology and medicine before it have almost exclusively focused on removal of disorder and disease rather than the promotion of wellness and health. Positive psychology was greatly revived starting in 2000. Since that time a science of happiness and what makes life worth living has emerged complete with evidence and interventions.

There is now a wide body of research indicating what lifestyle factors and conditions are associated with happiness and life satisfaction. Cultivating mindfulness, savoring experiences, practicing gratitude, deepening relationships, serving others, finding meaning, and connecting to something larger than the self can influence our wellbeing and happiness.

Dr. Weibel’s book, Beyond Me: The Science & Practice of Expanding Compassion, focuses on boosting empathy, compassion, gratitude, service, and connectedness. None of these are easy, but they have been shown to have the most lasting power in creating a contented life.

We can use positive psychology to help you reach your own goals, whether to increase happiness, discover meaning, or enhance connectedness.

Rates

Insurance will not be billed as insurance only pays for medically necessary treatments with a mental health diagnosis. With actualization coaching, Dr. Weibel does not have to give you a diagnosis.

First session                      $150

Subsequent sessions      $125