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  • 1. Exercise Nine Exercise Nine Tania Lovo Kaplan University HW420 Creating Wellness
  • 2. Exercise Nine Health and Wellness professionals need to develop psychologically, spiritually and physically in order to guide and teach their patients. How can we as health and wellness professionals help our patients find the root of their illnesses and work towards their own healing when we as professionals have not done so? We need to practice what we preach. Health and Wellness is a lifestyle. Our development will never end. As health and wellness professionals and individuals we can continue to go into higher and higher levels of development, in each area through continues practice. My goal is to live a peaceful and happy life. I allow people to steal my happiness. I see that I spend too much time angry and filled with resentment towards people that hurt me. For example my husband’s ex-wife does not adhere to boundaries we have set up for her. This can make me lose weeks of my life by staying so mad at her. I will fight with my husband because I am so mad about this situation which we have no control over. Through this course I have learned to identify that is an area I need to work on. The main areas I have identified have been in the psychological and spiritual areas. I realized I will have to deal with situations I cannot control, however what I can control is how I allow myself to feel or react. For example with my husband’s ex-wife not adhering to the boundaries we have set up for her, what I can control is how I feel. I realized that by staying mad the only one that is affected is me. My health is at stake and my happiness. I need to work on not allowing negative thoughts or emotions to dwell in my mind. I need to work on not taking peoples actions personal. In order to do this I must retrain my mind by retraining my way of thinking. I replace a negative thought with a positive thought. If I find myself being aggravated over a thought or situation I learned to find a happy place in my mind and go there for a few minutes and when I come back I feel better and I see the situation in a different manner. Sometimes after doing this I can see how a person did not mean to hurt me. I can see that sometimes people are not aware of their own actions and really don’t mean to hurt anyone else. I also use breathing exercises to clear my mind and think of
  • 3. Exercise Nine positive thoughts or emotions. Spiritually I want to spend more time in prayer and meditation. At the moment I can only do this on a daily basis but for only a few minutes. My goal is to look at everyone around me with loving-kindness. See them for who they are and not for what they do. I am looking to go into higher levels of spirituality where I live in peace and harmony within myself. After assessing myself in each domain I realize the domain I need the most work on is the psychological. If I was to score myself in each domain from a 1-5 and 5 being the highest I can score. I would say spiritually I score a 3. Physically I score a 4. Psychologically I score a 2. When it comes to my physical domain I score the highest due to the fact that I was an athlete my entire life. I was dedicated to eating right, sleeping well and training every day to improve my strength, speed and reaction time. This knowledge and discipline I have been able to sustain in a lower level now that I am retired. I do strength training 5 to 6 days a week combine with cardio as well. I eat a very good diet and take more supplements that most people around me are aware that exist. The domains I need the most work on are the psychological and spiritual. Although my spiritual believes are strong and I rely on God for strength and knowledge I lack loving-kindness, forgiveness and gratefulness. I have pursued spirituality since I was a little girl. Found peace in attending church and also in prayer but continued to fall short in finding forgiveness, being more grateful and over all loving to all people. Knowing that health and wellness is based on integral health which comes from mind/body and spirit I realized that in order to attain health and wellness I must work on all domains. Therefore I see that I need to improve on my psychological domain. The reason I score myself so low in the psychological area is because I realize that my thoughts since I was a little girl are very negative and sometimes even destructive. With my mind and spirit working together I see that my anger and un-forgiveness kept me very unhappy. I was always so discontent with what I received and how
  • 4. Exercise Nine people treated me. I was always comparing myself with others always seeing that they were treated better, they were loved more and they were of course happier. Psychologically my goal is to react to negative situations in a positive way. I also want to sustain a positive attitude in situation I have no control over. I want to be comfortable even when I am not in control therefore making me less controlling. Ultimately I want to see things for what they are and not take things so personal. My spiritual goal is to become loving and kind to all. Being able to forgive and not hold any grudges as well as becoming grateful for every little thing in life. My immediate goal is to be forgiving and releasing any resentment I hold towards people that have offended me. My physical goal is to lose some weight. In order to continue to foster more growth in the physical domain I find it very important to maintain discipline to exercise every day. We must see exercise as part of our daily activity while sustaining a good healthy diet. Goals are also very important and help foster growth. I will continue to give myself small goals to attain as I continue in this life journey of health and wellness. Variety is a big component in this journey. It is important to be involved in different activities so our bodies and our minds do not get bored. I am working out now 5 days a week. Now my new goal is to incorporate yoga at least once a week. Psychologically I have learned about myself while going to see a therapist. I a therapist may not give you the answers but they do shine the light on issues we can work on. It also helps patients look deep inside of them and analyze where the issue is stemming from. There are also so many books that can help us grow and become stronger mentally. I am definitely incorporating brain games as part of my weekly routine to continue developing my brain and hopefully one day is able to use both side of my brain. Spiritually I have grown by waking up everyone morning and
  • 5. Exercise Nine having a bible study. These bible studies remind me of being forgiving and how everyone falls short sometime or another. It also helps me find peace and comfort when no one else can give me that. In order to keep growing I am going to attend at least once a year a bible retreat. I will also listen to spiritual music and spend quite time meditating on the words I read from the bible. In order to track my progress physically I wake up every morning and weigh myself. This keeps me accountable of any weight gain. I may not be looking at losing weight every day; however I will be making sure I did not gain any weight during the week. Also with the small goals I gave myself I will be able to see whether I am progressing or not. For example one of my goals is to do a yoga class once a week. I will be able to see in 6 months how consistent have I been with attending the yoga class. If I am progressing I will be incorporating more classes a week. If I am not progressing I will be able to see why and come up with a better plan. As far as tracking my progress psychologically I have already been able to see small changes just by adjusting how I react to what I cannot control. During this class I have been able to implement what I am learning. I learned that a mind can be trained like a body can be trained and changed. Therefore I am choosing to be in peace and happiness. As I receive a thought to speak about something that already makes me angry now I chose to change the thought and speak of things that make me smile. For example: Asking my husband about his ex-wife communicating with him. Now I choose not to ask and I do not even want to know. In result I have been at peace and very happy. My psychological goal is set on a daily basis for now. To not engage in conversations that leads me to anger. I am also making sure that I do not dwell in negative thoughts or memories. I will not allow myself to be a
  • 6. Exercise Nine victim anymore. Even though I already knew that emotions like anger, resentment, bitterness and un-forgiveness were so unhealthy this class has really confirmed this information to me and it also gave me more tools to change. Now I will be able to asses my progress by the thoughts that linger in my mind. My goal is to be happy, peaceful and fill with loving-kindness towards everyone else. Therefore in 6 months I will take a look and see if situations are controlling how I think or if I will be under control of what I allow myself to think and in turn how I react to it. Spiritually I will look deep inside me and see if I have changed. If I have released people I keep in my heart with resentment. As well as if I am at peace.
  • 7. Exercise Nine References Dascher, E. (2006). Integral health: The path to human flourishing. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications. Schlitz, Amorok, Micozzi. Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind –Body Medicine.

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