The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Keys To Making Your Life Meaningful
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Are you interested in self improvement and self exploration?

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness is a course that will guide you in assessing different areas of your life. By assessing how things are for you in various parts of your life, you can learn new things about yourself and then use that knowledge in making the kind of life you want.

Being proactive about wellness makes it easier to live the kind of life you want to live. Assessing your wellness can help you decide what paths or goals make the most sense for you to pursue.

To get you thinking about your life, there are videos about important aspects of each of the 8 Dimensions, and a downloadable worksheet for doing your own assessment on each dimension.

This is for anyone curious about assessing and improving their personal sense of well being. It could be a really cool thing to do as a couple, too. Join others who are interested in living "the examined life".

The class is based on current motivational psychology research, and a well regarded Wellness Model.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be prepared to set aside time to think about and do the worksheets included in the course.
  • This is a general assessment class. Each Dimension is very complex and we could spend hours delving into various parts of them. I go into some detail in each Dimension -in ways you may not have thought about. In order to do a general assessment (and not overwhelm people), we will have to cover some areas at an introductory level.
  • Some people will want to spend more time or go into more details in certain sections. This is fine. Your assessments can be as broad or as detailed as you would like.
  • This course is best taken with an open mind and a healthy curiosity. You will be doing self assessments of your life. It will NOT be helpful to be overly critical towards yourself.
  • We are working on creating follow up courses to DIVE DEEP into each of the domains. Your feedback will help us figure out how to create the best courses.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know and understand the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Understand the relationship between how our lives are in these dimensions and our overall satisfaction with our lives
  • Create an assessment or map of your own current well being in each of the eight dimensions
  • Have a deeper awareness of what affects your own well being in each dimension
  • Be able to determine your goals and priorities for maintaining or improving areas of your life that are important to you

What is the target audience?

  • This is for people who are interested in personal growth
  • This is for people who are looking for ways to create more meaning in their lives
  • This is for people who are interested in finding out about and using positive psychology
  • This is NOT for people who are looking for super quick or easy fixes to find meaning in their lives
  • This is NOT a substitute for mental health counseling or treatment; and it is NOT a course to diagnose mental illness
  • This is for people who want to get a clearer picture about how they are living their lives, so they can then maintain what's working well and improve what is important for them to improve

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Curriculum

Section 1: Overview
03:55

Welcome! This is the Introductory video and in it I talk about things from both of the resources listed below.

"The 8 Dimensions Model" pdf defines wellness, introduces the model we'll be using, and talks about how "what wellness is" changes over time for all of us.

The "Why 8 Dimensions" pdf goes into a bit more detail about wellness models and gets really specific about some of the cool parts of the one we are using. It also talks about the idea of being preventative around our overall wellness in the same ways as we can be preventative about our physical health

06:07

The video "A Few More Notes" talks a bit about ways to approach the course and the self assessment exercises.


The "Course FAQ" pdf answers specific questions about the course such as:

  • Do I have to do this in order?
  • How detailed will the assessment be?
  • What the heck is the assessment?
  • What if I'm not interested in a certain dimension?
  • What if I have technical difficulties?
  • What if I have questions?
Section 2: Worksheet
2 pages

This is not really a lecture, it's the main self assessment worksheet. I put it here rather than under a resources section so it would be easy to find.

Section 3: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness
13:55

This video brings up different aspects of physical wellness as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Physical Dimension. After watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Physical Dimensionpdf, which follows the video (more or less).

11:36

This video brings up different points about social well being to help you think about your own wellness in the Social Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Social Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

10:07

This video brings up different aspects of emotional wellness as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Emotional Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Emotional Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

08:49

This is the second part of the Emotional Dimension video lecture

05:10

A short explanation of how different mindsets can help or hinder our wellbeing- Carol explains work done by leaders in motivational psychology

17:03

This video brings up some key aspects of financial well being as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Financial Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Financial Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

18:25

This video brings up different aspects of spiritual wellness as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Spiritual Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Spiritual Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

16:17

This video brings up different aspects of the various kinds of work we do as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Vocational Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Vocational Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

11:30

This video brings up different thoughts about intellectual wellness as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Intellectual Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Intellectual Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

11:35

This is part 2 of the Intellectual Dimension

10:49

This video brings up different aspects of our environments as a way to help you think about your own wellness in the Environmental Dimension. As always, after watching this, go ahead and download a Well Being Assessment Worksheet (found in Section 2). Give yourself an allotted amount of time to do the worksheet, and have fun!

In the Resources Section for this lecture you can find a file named Notes-Environmental Dimension pdf, which follows the video (more or less).

08:09

This is part 2 of the Environmental Dimension

Section 4: Putting It All Together
03:09

This is the video to explain things to look for as you go through the the Wrapping It Up Worksheet and exercise.

2 pages

This worksheet is a way to think about your overall wellness after doing assessments in each of the Dimensions. You might find some interesting patterns about how you think about different parts of your life!

Let me know what you found useful in the course, and if there are things you want me to follow up on as a way of helping me figure out which courses to produce next!

If you enjoyed the course, please consider giving a review to help other potential students! I sincerely hope the course is of value to people, and would love to get feedback from you.

03:39

Final thoughts about wellness being an ongoing thing, and a sincere thank you, from me.

2 pages

This course is focused mostly on assessing yourself in important areas of your life. But I've included a "Plan For Small Increases In Wellness" to help you make small changes/improvements. This worksheet is best for planning for changes you can do within a week or so.

ALL goals/changes in life are made up of very small steps that have to be taken one at a time. I have an upcoming course on how to work at goals that have been tough to attain. I'll post a link to it in this description when that course is published!

Section 5: Bonus Interview
Interview About The 8 Dimensions Of Wellness Course
17:02

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Instructor Biography

CJ Patterson, LMHC, LPCC, Wellness Expert and Enthusiast

As a licensed professional counselor, and an expert in motivational psychology, CJ has helped hundreds of people improve their lives in one on one settings. CJ loves sharing her knowledge about wellness and motivation from a positive psychology perspective.

As a professional in the mental health field for 20 years, she's coordinated mental health programs, counseled people, and developed and taught courses related to mental health, both for agencies, and in private practice.

By focusing on life from a wellness perspective, she helps people become more proactive about their well-being and become more empowered to live lives they really love.

Her formal education is from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

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