The curriculum includes an evaluated method of adult learning, short lectures, individual reflection, case studies, group activities, and wellness practices. Suggestions for personal use are also included.
Abundant Life Knowledge and Skills:
- Human dignity and wholeness
- Dimensions of wellness
- Healthy communication and relationships
- Characteristics of Spiritual Wellness
- Wellness practices
The Abundant Life Wellness Awareness Tool is included in the Handouts for Wellness Education booklet, with activities and strategies for personal and professional use, such as Connecting through Listening, and Abundant Life Activity. A component for internal support and evaluation are included.
Physical wellness entails honoring our body and taking responsibility for our well-being. This includes eating a balanced diet, maintaining an exercise routine, avoiding harmful substances, and healthy sleep habits.
Psychosocial wellness entails ongoing learning. It also includes honoring our self as a person in relationship with others and taking responsibility for right relationships. This includes the role of emotions, comprehension, attitude, and coping in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and well-being in community. Listening skills and relationship building are key.
Spiritual wellness entails an understanding of our place in the universe and our connectedness to something greater than our self. This gives life meaning and allows us to adapt to change and to embrace life’s challenges. Understanding and responding to spiritual needs is an essential component of caring for our self and others.
Meaning—makes our life significant
Relatedness—connects us to others
Hope—influences our expectations
Forgiveness—relieves us of judgment