Wellness Dimensions & Resources
According to the World Health Organization, Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Our office uses an eight-dimension approach to wellness: environmental, intellectual, mental/emotional, physical, social, spiritual, financial and sexual wellness. All of the dimensions work together and if one is lowered, then all of the remaining dimensions are also impacted. One dimension does not thrive unless others are also thriving. A high level of wellness leads to personal health, or a state of well-being beyond the absence of disease (World Health Organization, 1948).
Physical wellness is the ability to properly take care of the needs of your physical body to
function well. Click here for resources.
Mental and emotional wellness involves the awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings, emotions and thoughts. Click here for resources.
Sexual wellness requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences. Click here for resources.
Financial wellness involves taking steps to live comfortably within your means and planning for future financial requirements. Click here for resources.
Social wellness is the active participation and involvement in one’s community, campus, and
environment with others around them. Click here for resources.
Intellectual wellness measures the degree to which an individual engages in creative and
thought-provoking mental activities. Click here for resources.
Spiritual wellness encourages individuals to increase their understanding of their beliefs, values, and ethics that help guide them in their everyday lives. Click here for resources.
Environmental Wellness is the perception of the physical environment that one works and lives in. Click here for resources.