Wellness Model

Wellness is a concept that includes taking responsibility for your own health, creating a full and balanced lifestyle and being the best person you can be. The six dimensions of the College's wellness model provide a framework by which you can measure your growth as a whole person and determine how well-rounded and balanced your lifestyle is at any given point.

The institution's wellness model includes six components: social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. To understand fully what each component means review the examples below of behaviors you can engage in to maintain or grow in that area.

Social

  • Being comfortable with and liking yourself as a person
  • Interacting easily with people of different ages, backgrounds, races, lifestyles
  • Contributing time and energy to the community
  • Communicating your feelings
  • Developing friendships
  • Recognizing a need for "fun" time in your life
  • Budgeting and balancing your time to include both responsibilities and relaxation


Occupational
  • Finding satisfaction and worth in your work
  • Utilizing resources that help you develop personal job hunting skills
  • Feeling confident in your ability to find and obtain a job
  • Recognizing opportunities that lead you to new skills and acting on those opportunities
  • Pursuing careers that complement your personal goals and values


Spiritual
  • Being open to different cultures and religions
  • Giving your time to volunteer or participate in community service activities
  • Spending time defining personal values and ethics and making decisions that complement them
  • Spending time alone in personal reflection
  • Participating in spiritual activities
  • Participating in activities that protect the environment
  • Caring about the welfare of others and acting out of that care


Physical

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating properly
  • Getting regular physical check-ups
  • Avoiding the use of tobacco or illicit drugs
  • Consuming alcohol in low-risk quantities
  • Taking time for stress reduction and relaxation


Intellectual
  • Learning because you want to - not because you are told to. Doing the work assigned.
  • Learning through varied experiences - reading, writing, sharing and exploration
  • Observing what is around you
  • Listening
  • Finding applications for material learned in the classroom
  • Staying current with world affairs/news
  • Questioning
  • Exposing yourself to new experiences (e.g. arts, theater)


Emotional
  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Being sensitive to your feelings and the feelings of others
  • Learning to cope with stress
  • Being realistic about your expectations and time
  • Taking responsibility for your own behavior
  • Dealing with your personal and financial issues realistically
  • Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles
  • Functioning independently but knowing when you need to ask for help
Contact Us
 

Location: Student Center
Phone: 603.645.9679 or 603.645.9616
Fax: 603.645.9711
Email: wellness@snhu.edu