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Monday, August 24, 2015

Wellness in the 8 Dimensions


Wellness in the 8 dimensions 

I recently attended a one day conference presented by Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, www.cspnj.org , and the Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives, www.welltacc.org  living in New Jersey with a mental illness I never new both these existed and was happy that this year I was able to attend via my 2012-13 Voice Award Fellowship.

Before the conference I experienced most of the eight in the diagram but never understood the over all connection.  One of the questions on the "2013 Wellness Conference Evaluation form," 2. Name 3 ways in which you will apply what you have learned from this conference in your life and or work." One of my responses was to add it to my blog and share it with my readers.

Emotional, "Coping effectively with and creating satisfying relationships."

Intellectual, "Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills."

Physical, "Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep and nutrition."

Social, "Developing a sense of connection, belonging and well-developed support system."

Environmental, "Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being."

Financial, "Satisfaction with current and future financial situations."

Spiritual, "Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life."


OTHER RESOURCES:

CSPNJ and Wellness and Recovery Conference 2013


Million Hearts
"Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke."

Vocationalvoice.com
"Improving employment outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities."

SAMHSA's Wellness Initiative
"Through its Wellness Initiative, SAMHSA pledges to promote wellness for people with mental and substance use disorders by motivating individuals, organizations, and communities to take action and work toward improved quality of life, cardiovascular health, and decreased early mortality rates.
* Source Peggy Swarbrick (2006). A Wellness approach, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 3311-3314"

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