Dimensions of Wellness

According to Dr. John W. Travis,M.D. and Regina Sara Ryan, Wellness is a choice - a decision you make to move toward optimal health.

-It is a way of life- a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being.

-It is a process- developing awareness that there is no end point, but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now.

-It is an efficient channelling of energy- energy received from the environment,  transformed within you, and sent on to affect the world outside.

-It is the integration of body, mind and spirit - the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health.

The concept of wellness stresses a balanced and controlled approach to the seven dimension of wellness listed below.Moving towards high level wellness will involve  three steps- awareness, education and growth.

Careful attention  to each of the following dimension will help you achieve the ability to accept yourself and attain you dreams.

Wellness is loving and accepting yourself.


Emotional Wellness:

Your willingness to be aware and accept a wide range of feelings in yourself and others. An emotionally well person can freely express and manage their feelings, thoughts and behaviour. An emotionally well person functions autonomously yet is aware of personal limitations and the value of seeking support and assistance.

Environmental Wellness:

Your willingness to actively participate in and contribute to efforts to protect and renew the environment. An environmentally well person recognizes the importance of individual efforts in preserving the environment through recycling, energy conservation, careful product selection etc.

Intellectual Wellness:.

Your willingness to self-direct behaviour, which includes continues learning development, creative application and articulation of critical thinking and expressive/ intuitive skills and abilities. An intellectually well person assimilates what is learned in the classroom with what is experienced outside the classroom in order to enhance their potential for living a more fultilling life.

Occupational Wellness:

Your personal satisfaction and enrichment you experience through work. An occupationally well person has integrated their commitment to work in to a total lifestyle that is rewarding and seeks to express personal values through that involvement.

Physical Wellness:

Your willingness to pursue an active lifestyle. A physically well person understands and uses the relationship between nutrition, activity, performance and health.

Social Wellness:

Your willingness to actively participate in and contribute to common welfare of your community. A socially well person lives in harmony with fellow human beings, seeks positive interdependent relationships with others, develops healthy sexual behavior and generally works for harmony in both personal and community environments.

Spiritual Wellness:

Your willingness to seek meaning and purpose in human existence, to question everything and to appreciate the things which cannot be readily explained or understood. A spiritually well person seeks harmony between what lies within as well as the forces outside.