Wheel of Wellness

 Human Service Professional: Wheel of Wellness

Wheel-of-Wellness

 

Spirituality: Personal and private beliefs that transcend the material aspects of life and give a deep sense of wholeness, connectedness and openness to the Infinite.

Self Direction: The process that enables one to regulate and direct daily activities as well as pursue long range goals through personal attributes.

Work and Leisure: Work serves economic, psychological and social purposes; leisure activities whether physical, social, intellectual, creative or volunteer provide opportunity for intrinsic satisfaction.

Friendship: Social relationships that involve connection with others either individually or in community but do not have a marital, sexual or familial commitment.

Love: Relationships that are intimate, trusting, self-disclosing, cooperative, compassionate and usually long term in commitment

 

Spirituality: Personal and private beliefs that transcend the material aspects of life and give a deep sense of wholeness, connectedness and openness to the Infinite.

A. Belief in a power beyond oneself

B. Hope and optimism, believing that things will work out for the best

C. Meaning and purpose that are a past of one’s philosophy of life

D. Worship, prayer, meditation , or self-reflection in relationship to the Infinite

E. Love, compassion, and service to others

F. Moral and ethical values for guiding everyday life

G. Transcendence, going beyond the rational limits for insights or mystical experiences: frequently accompanied by a sense of timelessness, inner peace, harmony, or ones with nature, the universe, or the Infinite.

II. Self Direction: The process that enables one to regulate and direct daily activities as well as pursue long range goals through personal attributes.

A. Sense of worth

1. Acceptance of self with one’s imperfections and shortcomings

2. Feelings of adequacy

3. Recognition of positive qualities

B. Sense of Control

1. Beliefs about mastery, competence, self-confidence

2. Believing that certain desired outcomes are possible

3. Ability to be direct in expressing one’s needs (assertiveness)

C. Realistic Beliefs

1. Ability to perceive truth and reality as they are rather than as one might wish it to be; recognizing the difference between realistic goals and ideals

2. Minimizing irrational beliefs such as having to always be perfect and having to be liked and loved by everyone

3. Being aware of, able to challenge and to revise irrational thoughts, images and self-talk that are self-defeating

D. Emotional Awareness and Coping

1. Being able to experience a full range of emotions and being able to express them appropriately, both positive and negative

2. Able to recognize the emotions of others

3. Enjoying positive emotions and managing negative emotions

E. Problem Solving and Creativity

1. Being mentally active, open-minded; curiosity, need to know desire to learn

2. Effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills for everyday events

3. Desire and willingness to express one’s creative urges

F. Sense of Humor

     1. Ability to laugh appropriately at oneself

2. Having the capacity to see the humor in the contradictions and predicaments in life, thus gaining a more objective or different perspective

3. Using humor to cope with one’s own difficulties or mistakes

G. Nutrition

1. Eating meals regularly and including a variety of healthful foods for a balanced diet

2. Following a high fiber, low fat, low cholesterol diet with limited sodium and moderate sugar intake

3. Maintain weight within the acceptable range.

H. Exercise

1. Leading an active rather than sedentary lifestyle

2. Engaging in regular physical activities (at least three times a week) that develop endurance, flexibility and strength

3. Seeking opportunities at home, at work, and in leisure activities to be physically active

I. Self-Care

1. Practicing good health habits such as adequate sleep and preventive medical and dental care

2. Practicing safety habits such as wearing a seatbelt and avoiding toxic agents in the environment

3. Refraining from using alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs

Stress Management

1. Ongoing awareness and monitoring of the stressors in one’s life

2. Perceiving events and change as a challenge rather than a threat to one’s well-being; believing that life is manageable and meaningful

3. Using mental, emotional, physical and behavioral methods to cope with stress

K. Gender Identity

1. Satisfaction with one’s own gender orientation

2. Feeling supported in one’s gender

3. Valuing relationships with persons of different cultures

III. WORK and LEISURE: Work serves economic, psychological and social purposes; leisure activities, whether physical, social, intellectual, creative, or volunteer provide opportunity for intrinsic satisfaction.

A. Work

1. Perception of adequate financial reward for basic goods and services

2. Satisfactory challenges, coworker relations, and working conditions

3. Satisfaction comes primarily from the relationship between the work goals of the person and the rewards and opportunities in the work setting.

B. Leisure

1. Self-determined activities and experiences engaged in because of discretionary time and money

2. Positive feelings are associated with the physical, social, intellectual, creative, or volunteer activities chosen

3. By their very nature, leisure activities absorb the person in the flow of the activity so that the individual loses consciousness of time and self

IV. FRIENDSHIP: All those social relationships that involve connect ion with others either individually or in community, but do not have a marital, sexual or familial commitment

1. Having social support when needed or desired- material, emotional, and informational

2. Being able to give social support to others through friendships and volunteer activities

3. Having the basic social skills that give a sense of comfort when in social settings and while interacting with others, one on one or in small groups

4. A sense of connectedness to something beyond oneself and that one is not alone in sharing and facing life events

V. LOVE – Includes those relationships that are intimate, trusting, self-disclosing cooperative, compassionate, and usually long-term in commitment: usually few in number from family and significant others

1. Trust, intimacy, caring and companionship in a relationship that is reciprocal

2. Romance, passion and sexual relations may be part of the relationship

3. Having at least one person who has a continuing interest in one’s growth and well being

4. Healthy love relationships have the ingredients of commitment, shared interests and values, time together, mutual appreciation and affection good communication, and problem solving, conflict resolution skills.

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