I Introduction: Why is it important for health and wellness professionals to develop psychologically, spiritually and physically? What areas do you need to develop to achieve the goals you have for yourself?
Integral health is imperative for health and wellness professionals to develop psychologically, spiritually and physically because if the professional is not healthy or working towards this integral health they will not effectively treat others. I need to develop in each and every area to achieve the goals I have set for myself.II Assessment:How have you assessed your health in each domain? How do you score your wellness spiritually, physically, and psychologically?I had previously given myself scores of seven each domain. However after learning what I have in this course I think I should revise them. Psychologically I would give myself the score of six. I still have many areas to work on in this domain like forgiveness, and self esteem. Spiritually I would give myself a four. I am in tough with my spirituality however I have many things to work on and the Subtle Mind practice showed me just how much as did the Loving Kindness exercise. Physically I would give myself a five. I have a few pounds to lose and need to stop smoking, but most importantly I need to practice and learn to manage my stress more effectively in all areas so that I do not hold physically in my shoulders, muscles, and back. III Goal development:List at least one goal you have for yourself in each area, Physical, Psychological (mental health) and Spiritual. Psychologically I have the goal of forgiveness. Spiritually I have the goal of a subtle mind. Physically I have the goal of improving my fitness, stopping smoking, and releasing the stress I carry. IV Practices for personal health:What strategies can you implement to foster growth in each of the following domains; Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual. Provide at least two examples of exercises or practices in each domain. Explain how you will implement each example. Psychological practices I can use for forgiveness are Loving Kindness and Meeting Asclepius (Dacher, 2006). Both of these exercises will increase my self esteem and help me learn to forgive and let go of negative feelings. Spiritually I intend on practicing the Crime of the Century and The Subtle Mind exercises to improve calm abiding of my thoughts, feelings and actions(Dacher, 2006). I also will continue prayer as this is an important way to improve my spirituality. Physically I will continue to walk for exercise and to relieve stress, eating better, healthier foods, and practicing the walking, standing and sitting meditation exercises I gained in this course (Boufis, 2009).
V Commitment:How will you assess your progress or lack of progress in the next six months? What strategies can you use to assist in maintaining your long-term practices for health and wellness?
This like other priorities in my life must be given appropriate time in my schedule. I will assess my progress every few weeks with a planned day and time in my schedule. I also intend on actually writing the time to do these activities in my daily schedule, this way I will keep the commitment and assess the progress according to these deadlines.
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