Six Dimensions of Wellness


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Six Dimensions of Wellness

  1. 1. Six Dimensions of Wellness<br />
  2. 2. What is wellness?<br />
  3. 3. DEFINITION: Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.  <br />
  4. 4. Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.<br />
  5. 5. Wellness is multi-dimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment.<br />
  6. 6. Wellness is positive and affirming.<br />
  7. 7. Six Dimensions of Wellness<br />Emotional<br />Intellectual<br />Physical<br />Spiritual<br />Social<br />Occupational<br />
  8. 8. 1. Emotional Wellness<br />
  9. 9. EMOTIONAL<br />You have awareness and acceptance of your feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which you feel positive and enthusiastic about yourself and your life. <br />
  10. 10. EMOTIONAL<br />Relationships have mutual respect, trust and commitment.<br />Awareness and acceptance of feelings – your feelings and other’s feelings.<br />Express emotions freely and appropriately.<br />Positive outlook and enthusiasm for life.<br />Autonomy and independence.<br />Realistic assessment of strengths, talents and abilities.<br />Ask for support and assistance when needed – recognize interdependence with others.<br />Cope effectively with stress. Manage conflicts, challenges and risks, and the related emotions.<br />
  11. 11. 2. Intellectual Wellness<br />
  12. 12. INTELLECTUAL<br />You recognize your creativity, curiosity, and ability to learn by expanding your knowledge and skills. You discover and share your talents with others.<br />
  13. 13. INTELLECTUAL<br />Challenge yourself by learning new skills.<br />Stretch your ability to understand other points of view.<br />Explore creativity through the arts.<br />Proactively solve problems by seeking solutions and alternatives.<br />Set goals for school achievements.<br />Keep informed on current events, issues and causes.<br />Participate in blogs, forums and community learning events.<br />Develop intellectual talents to their fullest.<br />
  14. 14. 3. Physical Wellness<br />
  15. 15. PHYSICAL<br />You take part in regular physical activity, good nutrition, proper hygiene, proactive health maintenance and illness prevention. You learn how your body works and what it needs throughout your lifetime.<br />
  16. 16. PHYSICAL<br />Regular aerobic physical activity.<br />Improve and sustain strength and flexibility.<br />Eat nutritious foods and enjoy a balance of food choices.<br />Get enough sleep and rest.<br />Set goals for physical fitness.<br />Keep regular check ups – dental, medical, preventative, and rehabilitative.<br />Do not use tobacco products or recreational drugs.<br />Practice routine hygiene and use proper hand washing techniques.<br />
  17. 17. 4. Spiritual Wellness<br />
  18. 18. SPIRITUAL<br />You are aware of the search for meaning and purpose in human existence. You develop an appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and the natural forces that exist in the universe.<br />
  19. 19. SPIRITUAL<br />Foster deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life.<br />Tolerant of other’s beliefs and religious practices.<br />Understand your own values as you experience life’s ups and downs.<br />Live consistently with your values and beliefs, forming a “world view” that is balanced.<br />Maintain a sense of wonder for nature and the universe.<br />Embrace both the high and low points of the journey for meaning.<br />Foster belonging to a community that resonates with your beliefs, if appropriate.<br />
  20. 20. 5.Social Wellness<br />
  21. 21. SOCIAL<br />You contribute to sustaining and improving your environment, and the community you live in. You understand and act on the knowledge of interdependence between others and nature.<br />
  22. 22. SOCIAL<br />Contribute to the common welfare of your community through volunteerism, civic duty, philanthropy and ethical behaviors.<br />Recognize interdependence between your actions and the environment.<br />Seek to improve the vitality of your community and neighborhood by enhancing its beauty, value, and identity.<br />Encourage healthier living and better communication with those around you.<br />Invest in the future of your community and the generations who will inherit it. <br />
  23. 23. 6.Occupational Wellness<br />
  24. 24. OCCUPATIONAL<br />You recognize the personal satisfaction and enrichment in one's life through work, and seek meaningful work and purpose.<br />
  25. 25. OCCUPATIONAL<br />Invest in learning about your talents, strengths and values when exploring career paths.<br />Choose career paths aligned with your values, strengths and talents.<br />Seek to enhance and add skills throughout your career.<br />Find meaningful and satisfying work that reflects your values and goals.<br />Support and mentor others in their occupational goals.<br />
  26. 26. Choose wellness!<br />Choose wellness!<br />