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Time orientation and well-being

Thomason, Timothy C. (2011) Time orientation and well-being. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 2. pp. 13-32.

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Abstract

Time is a concept that is rarely discussed in counseling and psychotherapy, except in discussions of how long therapy should last. This article addresses other important aspects of time that are relevant to counselors and psychotherapists and their clients. Controversies about time are described, including the debate over whether time exists or is a mental construct. Subjective and psychological aspects of time are described, as are psychological disorders that relate to time orientation. The subjective sense that time speeds up as we grow older is explained, and suggestions are made for how to change the personal sense of time passing (to make time seem to go faster or slower). Finally, suggestions are made for working with clients who have problems related to time. Improving our relationship to time can lead to a greater sense of well-being.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, psychotherapy, counselors, mental, health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 21:15
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2588

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