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    1. ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT: THE BEING AND DOING OF CAREER COUNSELLING Norman Amundson University of British Columbia amundson@interchange.ubc.ca

    3. APPLYING ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT Readiness Recruitment Retention

    4. FOCUSING ON JOYFUL MOMENTS There is more to life than problems Explore moments of joy and satisfaction when do they occur in what context what needs are being fulfilled

    5. STORIES A natural way to share experience Invite emotional and cognitive engagement Help us remember and integrate information Influence self esteem Have the power to move us to action

    6. BACKSWING STORIES Moving backwards to generate energy Components: backward motion release follow through Psychologically, backswing stories build self esteem prior to action Stories can be used as part of the backswing process

    7. INTERPRETING THE STORY Look for the person behind the story Each person is defined by context but they also are more than their culture, gender, age, work role, physical ability, mental status, etc.

    8. ACTIVITY: CIRCLE OF STRENGTH Hear the story Identify strengths: Skills Aptitudes Attitudes Apply the insights to current problems The result: action supported by self-confidence

    9. CONTEXTUAL BASED INTERVIEWING What career advice have you have received from others and what are your thoughts about this.? How are career decisions made in your family and how are different occupations valued? In making career decisions does the spiritual domain play a part?

    10. MOST PEOPLE NEVER RUN FAR ENOUGH ON THEIR FIRST WIND TO FIND OUT THEY HAVE A SECOND. GIVE YOUR DREAMS ALL THAT YOU HAVE AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE ENERGY THAT COMES OUT OF YOU.

    11. METAPHORS Use familiar imagery for understanding Bring order and structure Pull things together Expand possibilities and perspectives

    12. EXPLORING AND EXTENDING CAREER METAPHORS Moving from internal to external Collaboration, Empathy Driven by natural curiosity Incorporate time line perspective Use drawings when possible.

    13. MULTIPLE CAREER METAPHORS Developing creativity and imagination Opening up new possibilities Client and counsellor generated using lists of metaphors

    14. MAGNETIC ATTRACTION AS A METAPHOR FOR WORKPLACE ATTACHMENT

    16. ATTRACTOR SHIFTS Changing values: age, gender, culture Developmental changes: butterfly effect; tipping point; role shifts; traumatic events

    17. WHEN ATTRACTORS DONT MATCH Questions About: Motivation, Work Ethic, Ambition, Commitment, Maturity, Stability, Depth, Self Esteem, Warmth, Decision Making, Creativity

    18. METAPHOR ACTIVITY: UP, UP AND AWAY! Imagine a series of hot air balloons (Why, How, Whom, Vision, Flexibility, Health) to offer perspective to life / career problems. Construct a drawing of the balloons you are currently holding. How much air is in each of them? You may also want to represent the balloons using different colors and/or shapes.

    19. UP, UP, AND AWAY: CAREER SELF ASSESSMENT

    20. ACTIVITY: LIFE/CAREER AS A BOOK Book Title Chapter Headings Chapters Still to be Written

    21. LIVING WITH HOPE Focusing on the positive Believing in the possible Trusting oneself

    22. ACTING WITH COURAGE AND HUMILITY Discovering the hero within Seeking adventure Persisting when problems arise Accepting help from others Positive Uncertainty

    23. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITY Following natural curiosity Exploring widely Being flexible and open minded Willing to take risks Planned Happenstance

    24. THANKS FOR BEING PART OF TODAY Norman Amundson University of British Columbia amundson@interchange.ubc.ca www.ergoncommunications.com