Wellness Terms: a short course

Spirituality

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Involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature. ... An opening of the heart is an essential aspect of true spirituality.

"Spiritual but not religious" (SBNR), also known as "Spiritual but not affiliated" (SBNA), is a popular phrase and initialism used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.

Many of the behaviors associated with wellness are key components of a healthy spiritual life. Examples include volunteerism, social responsibility, optimism, contributing to society, connectedness with others, feeling of belonging/being part of a group, and love of self/reason to care for self.

  • Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

  • Non-material

  • Health

  • The state of being free from illness or injury.

Wellbeing

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Wellbeing is a keyword in the WHO definition of health: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or. infirmity”

Four distinct conceptions of health emerged from responses to the "how do you know" question: physical, psychosocial, capacity, and control.


Physical, Social, and Mental Health.

The Seven Dimensions include Physical, Intellectual, Environmental, Vocational, Social, Emotional and Spiritual health.

The negative definition of health and well-being is where an individual believes they have a good state of health and well-being because they have nothing wrong with them i.e. no physical illness, disease, injury, mental stress, free from pain and discomfort.

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  1. Your Journey

  2. Faith

  3. Limited Beliefs

  4. Interpretation

  5. Gremlins

  6. Assumptions

  7. Energy

  8. Like-Minded People