Seven Dimensions Of Wellness
We are whole integrated beings. Each of the dimensions of our lives has a direct impact on all the others. Meeting our needs and allowing for the appropriate balance and flow of energy through each of these dimensions is critical to living life well.
The powerful yet easy to use tools and techniques I teach will provide you with the means to cultivate a wellness state of mind for enriching each of the seven dimensions of wellness.
Learn how you can unleash the power of your mind and restore the health, peace, and prosperity you desire. You will release and heal the limiting beliefs and old habits in the way of your wellness.
Incorporating Emotional Freedom Techniques with other well-established energy medicine approaches and current therapeutic modalities, I can work with you to address and heal the limiting core beliefs and issues that can undermine wellness in each of the seven dimensions.
Do you feel at home in your body? Do you devote time and energy to providing your body with the nutrition, exercise and care needed for you to feel well? Are there habits or stressors in your life that might be undermining your physical health?
How we see, think and feel about our bodies has a significant impact on our health. When we like our bodies and feel comfortable in them, we are more inclined to get the proper nutrition, exercise, sleep and other things our bodies need to be well. Believing that we have value and are worth caring for increases the likelihood that we will take good care of our bodies.
Core beliefs such as I don’t deserve; I’m not attractive; I don’t like my body; and my body betrayed me or any other belief we may have about not being enough can cause us to neglect our physical needs and wellbeing. Left unaddressed these beliefs and their related thoughts and emotions greatly increase vulnerability to stress, pain and illness.
Are you at peace with yourself? Do you feel comfortable acknowledging and expressing your feelings? Are you able to be attentive to your thoughts, feelings and actions and the impact they have on you and others?
Emotional wellness is about being able to identify and accept our feelings. It means being comfortable enough to express how we feel and to do so appropriately. People who are emotionally well know how to manage their feelings so that they are not ruled by them. Emotional wellness includes empathy and the ability to be flexible with others. It also means respecting the worth and needs of others while acknowledging and accepting the need for appropriate boundaries.
Core beliefs such as I don’t like myself; I’m not lovable; and I’m not enough create the painful emotional states such as anxiety, sadness, depression, fear and anger that lead to chronic stress and undermine our entire being. Healing ourselves emotionally is vital to our physical health and overall wellbeing.
Are you curious about things? How much time do you devote to learning something new or enjoying the arts? What kinds of things pique your interest? How do you express your creativity?
Being open to new ideas, investing in personal growth and learning new skills are all part of intellectual health and our wellbeing overall. We are all intended for growth and expansion. People who maintain a sense of curiosity, openness to learning new things and an appreciation for their own creative gifts often experience greater happiness and less stress than those who are limit themselves in these pursuits.
Core beliefs such as I’m not smart, I don’t deserve to be happy; and I’m not creative can dampen curiosity and rob life of enjoyment. Left unaddressed, these beliefs can block important opportunities for growth. They can also be a source of self-criticism and criticism of others. Sour moods can creep in, relationships can become strained and life can lose its color.
Are you happy in your relationships with others? Do your relationships provide mutual love and support? Do you devote time to strengthening and enriching your relationships with others?
Engaging in social wellness includes living in harmony with others and developing positive interdependent relationships that foster mutual growth and wellbeing. It means being aware of the impact of one’s actions in the world and working with others to build peaceful thriving communities. Volunteerism, acts of kindness, and openness to people from other cultures and backgrounds are also part of social wellness.
Core beliefs such as I’ll get hurt if I get too close; If people knew who I really am, they wouldn’t like me; and the world isn’t safeinterfere with the ability to build healthy lasting and mutually fulfilling relationships. Conflicts can arise both within the self and with others that create stress and disrupt one’s overall functioning.
Are you happy in your work? Do you enjoy engaging with your colleagues? Do you feel respected and well enough compensated for the work you do?
Occupational wellness is about doing what we love and loving what we do. It can be most satisfying and enriching to apply our talents, gifts and skills to something meaningful and rewarding to us. Still, there is an understanding that we are not what we do and that we have value regardless of our position or economic status. Enjoying what we do, having a manageable work load and engaging in productive partnerships with colleagues are also signs of occupational wellness.
Core beliefs such as I don’t deserve to make the money I desire; I can’t do anything right; and I don’t have what it takes to succeed can lead to unhappy and unmanageable work situations that undermine success and create undo stress. Settling for less can become the norm and lead to a sense of failure and fear of the future. Frustration, dissatisfaction and financial challenges can in turn lead to emotional distress, strained relationships and poor physical health.
Do you enjoy what nature has to offer? Are you aware of the mutual relationship between your wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet? Do you feel good in the various spaces you occupy throughout the day?
Environmental wellness respects that our wellbeing is directly linked with that of the planet. There is an understanding that in caring for the earth and the places we live and work we are caring for ourselves. It involves looking for ways to protect and nourish the natural world while minimizing harm. It also includes creating spaces that promote our growth and enhance our general wellbeing.
Core beliefs such as nothing I do makes a difference; the world isn’t a nice place; and no one cares about what I dodiminishes our ability to enjoy and care for the world around us. We can become desensitized to the impact of our actions on the health of our planet and our immediate and future existence.
What are your values? What do you most cherish in your life? What would you do if you were free of all limits?
Spiritual wellness is about discovering and living as our authentic selves. While it may include religion or specific practices, it is much more than that. It is about developing love and compassion for ourselves and others; learning to forgive; engaging in acts of kindness; and being joyful. It involves being clear about who we are, what we value and what we want to accomplish in our lives.
Core beliefs such as I’m not worthy; I deserve to be punished; and I have to be what others want me to be can sap us of vital life giving energy and leave us feeling anxious, depressed and adrift. Unresolved conflicts between internal values and family and cultural expectations create a great amount of stress and make it difficult to live an authentic and fulfilling life.
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Anita Bains, MS, RN
Anita Bains (licensed and certified advanced practice registered nurse) is a dynamic, creative and client-centered psychotherapist who uses a unique and holistic approach that incorporates alternative and complementary therapies.
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