Shanen Aranmór is a licensed counselor, exercise physiologist, certified holistic stress management instructor, EMT-B and global citizen of the planet Earth. Shanen serves as the Director of Physical and Wellness Education at Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ.
She has presented nationally and regionally about stress management as well as environmental and social issues, including environmental activism, genetically modified foods, the spirituality of vegetarianism, and the treatment and prevention of various types of abuse.
At Arizona Western College, Shanen is developing degree and certificate programs that will allow students to explore the 6-component model of wellness (physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, social and intellectual well-being) on a personal, local and global level. It is her intention that these college programs will directly benefit the surrounding community in the desert southwest.
In her previous position as Wellness Department Chair at Waldorf College in Forest City, IA, Shanen developed a 4-year college bachelor of science degree in wellness. Ten out of the 15 core classes in the wellness major involved a service-learning component. Students had opportunities each semester to create and deliver health and wellness information to people in the North Iowa area.
Shanen has also has also worked with survivors of sexual abuse for over ten years. In a variety of settings as a volunteer, intern and therapist, Shanen has worked not only with survivors, but also supporters, family members and offenders. The masters thesis for her community counseling degree was entitled, “Anger Management Techniques for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.”
Shanen loves searching out new opportunities to understand the mind-body-spirit connection and our relationship to mother earth. Recently, she took a group of students from the desert southwest to Grand Teton National Park to experience all six-components of wellness “in real life.”
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