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Wellness

Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment Wellness is positive and affirming THE SIX DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS: Developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute promotes Six Dimensions of wellness: emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Addressing all six dimensions of wellness in our lives builds a holistic sense of wellness and fulfillment.

  • Intellectual Wellness: encourages creative, stimulating mental activities.
  • Spiritual Wellness: promotes seeking meaning and purpose in one’s life.
  • Emotional Wellness: encourages individuals to be positive and enthusiastic about oneself and their life and to have healthy relationships with others.
  • Social Wellness: promotes interdependence with others and encourages harmony in one’s family and friendships.
  • Occupational Wellness: The occupational dimension recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work.
  • Physical Wellness: promotes knowledge of food, nutrition, and physical activity that will better the health of one’s body.

Intellectual Wellness Activities

  • Art Classes
  • Book Clubs
  • Starting A Bucket List
  • Exploring Google Earth
  • Film Screenings
  • Journaling
  • Trivia Games
  • Bird Watching

The intellectual dimension encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. Our minds need to be continually inspired and exercised just as our bodies do. People who possess a high level of intellectual wellness have an active mind and continue to learn. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one's knowledge and improve skills.

Social Wellness Activities

  • Digital Photography Classes
  • Board and Card Games
  • Facebook 101
  • Art of Crochet
  • Scrapbooking
  • DIY Projects
  • Movie Matinee
  • Poker and Bridge
  • Sports Talk
  • High Tea

Social wellness refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Our relationships can offer support during difficult times. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

Physical Wellness Activities

  • Body Balance and Strength
  • Weight Training
  • Resistance Training
  • Fitness Walking
  • Chair Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Putting Around
  • Chair Aerobics
  • Bocce Ball

Physical wellness encourages promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.

Emotional Wellness Activities

  • Life History Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Aromatherapy
  • Nature Photography
  • Life Celebrations
  • Starting A Bucket List

Emotional Wellness involves having a positive attitude, high self-esteem, and a strong sense of self. Self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of your inner-self are all vital to emotional wellness.

Spiritual Wellness Activities

  • Journaling
  • Meditative
  • Knitting for Giving
  • Church Services
  • Inspirational Readings
  • Religious Studies
  • Favorite Prayer Recitals
  • Communion

The spiritual dimension of wellness is described differently by each person, but the concept generally relates to one’s sense of purpose, life’s meaning, our relationship to other people and a self-awareness to these things.

The Six Dimensional Wellness Model

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