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7 Dimensions Defined

The 7-Dimensional Wellness model includes the dimensions of Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual Wellness.

Social

Social wellness is the process of creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

The Social dimension of wellness encourages contributing to your human and physical environment for the common welfare of your community. It emphasizes interdependence and cooperation with others. Social wellness acknowledges that I am part of the group/circle not the center of it. Social wellness includes the pursuit of harmony within your relationships and family, this cultivates communication that is direct and honest.
Physical

Physical wellness is not only the process of having a flexible, aerobically fit body.

The physical dimension encourages regular physical activity that produces cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and strength to pursue everyday life and leisure activities. The physical dimension encourages knowledge and behavior consistent with good nutrition and discourages the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. It includes activities that contribute health and wellness including seat belt use, getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night, managing disease, implementing medical self-care and appropriate use of the medical system.
Emotional

Emotional wellness is the process of creating and maintaining a positive realistic self concept and enthusiasm about life.

The emotional dimension wellness emphasizes an awareness of feelings and acceptance of the fact that you create your own feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which you feel positive and enthusiastic about yourself and life. It includes the capacity to talk about feelings of fear, hurt, anger, sadness and joy, and to manage related behaviors. This includes being able to realistically asses your limitations, develop autonomy and to cope effectively with stress and ego.
Career

Career wellness is the process of making and maintaining choices that are meaningful and that contribute to your own personal growth, as well as to the growth of your employer and your community.

The career dimension, occupation or personal work, includes preparing and continuing to prepare for work you enjoy. It includes helping to create a healthy organization that contributes to your own and other's well-being. Occupational wellness is related being responsible to your work and the ability to balance work with the rest of your life.
Intellectual

Intellectual wellness is the process of using your mind to create a greater understanding of yourself and the universe.

The intellectual dimension encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand knowledge, improve skills and increase the potential for sharing with and contributing to others. Intellectually well people use intellectual and cultural activities to question themselves, to re-examine judgments and questions authority.
Environmental

Environmental wellness is the process of making choices to create sustainable human and ecological communities, improving qualities in air, water, land and space.

The environmental dimension recognizes that we are accountable for the quality of air we breathe, nourishment we seek, water to quench our thirst and the space to grow. The environmentally well person takes personal and social responsibility for creating sustainable communities that include all of earth's creatures, encourages minimizing use of disposable products, evaluates purchases and conveniences base upon environmental impact.
Spiritual

Spiritual wellness is the process of 'experiencing life' while seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. Spirituality allows one to have consistency between values and behaviors.

It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life, death and understanding of universal consciousness, {i.e. the 'master stories' or 'archetypes' that represent a commonality or biological imprints derived from the experience of the different races and are present in the unconscious of all individuals).Spiritual people are strongly aware of a wellspring of inner power and development of soul and that there are many paths to take in 'experiencing life' and that every spiritual tradition recognizes and teaches the basic precepts or laws of wise and conscious human conduct, (J. Campbell, The Power of Myth). Spirituality allows one to have consistency between values and behaviors because of the depth of understanding and precepts that re integrated into our 'spiritual Practice' within everyday life of work, family and relationships, (J. Kornfield, A Path with Heart). Generic principles of spiritual wellness include the acceptance of the concept of 'wholeness', I.E. connection with everything in creation. Spiritual wellness includes three working principles: acceptance of: (1) individual uniqueness, (2) diversity, and (3) the need for community or bonding (Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P. Genesis Farm).

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Be Your own Wellness Coach

What does this mean?

Becoming your own wellness coach is a concept developed for those who want to review the basics in personal wellness and take the next step toward transformation.

How can I achieve this?

You can become your own wellness coach by having a desire to be a responsible, self-directed and proactive individual.

This is a personal tranformation that occurs over time and involves the following:

  • Self-examination
  • Individual learning
  • Paying attention
  • Responding to and being aware of your responses
  • Accepting accountability for your choices
  • Seeking inner strength and external resources
  • Sharing responsibility for community and compliance to "human values"
Relevance for Wellness Professionals

Employers, Teachers, Wellness Professionals, Trainers and Health Coaches will find that 7dimensionsofwellness.com offers complementary options to assist clients in taking the next steps for well being that of transformation and insights into connection, consciousness and universal human values, a place in which one finds consistency in "head, heart and hands".

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Wellness Quiz FAQs

 Before you take the assessment, you may want to review the following FAQs
What does this assessment do?

The 7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz is the first step in making Wellness changes

This requires being aware.

The assessment provides a holistic measure of perception of the seven dimensions of wellness.

The assessment is based upon what the brain believes/perceives and drives the action one takes, to produces different physiological responses resulting in feelings of optimism or fear.

The individual Quiz Results Section outlines basic wellness concepts. Examples are given to demonstrate how wellness is a dynamic process and how each dimension is interrelated with the others.

What does the assessment cover?

The assessment covers 7 dimensions of wellness. Each dimension has 5 questions.

How long does the assessment take?

The assessment takes from 10 to 15 minutes.

What kind of results do I receive?

You receive individual report to view or print immediately after taking the quiz.

How do I use my assessment results?

We have done the research for you and provide you with the following simple steps toward taking action.

  1. Awareness and Knowledge
  2. Questioning Self Worth
  3. Shifting Perceptions
  4. Taking Actions

How many have taken the assessment?

we have had 2764 participants complete our on-line quiz and receive a results summary.


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How to Use your Results

Interpret Your Results

  1. Look back over your Seven Dimensions of Wellness results
  2. Ask yourself what are the dimensions with which you are most satisfied?
  3. Check for low scores.
  4. What changes would allow you to have a better balance in all 7 dimensions of wellness?
  5. Make a plan for improving or maintaining your wellness.

Follow these Steps Toward Healthy Change

Awareness

You have just completed your first step by completing the 7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment. In most behavior change theory, awareness is the first step in making change. 

  • Increase your understanding and knowledge in each of the 7 dimensions.
  • Take additional assessments.
  • Follow recommendations specific to your interest and needs

Self Worth

  • If one believes they are of value in the world they can learn to give themselves the same time to care for themselves, as they give everyone else.
  • Create a positive affirmation and say it every day, many times if needed.

Shifting perceptions

  • The brain acts as though perceptions are fact and reacts accordingly.
  • Shifting perceptions and consciousness requires the brain to change and chemical processes occur to change the brains patterns.
  • Don’t be afraid to cross traditional boundaries and look at issues in context of the whole system.
  • Consider all aspects of a system. Within the individual, consider the mind, body and spirit. Within communities, consider social justice, environmental health and economic prosperity.

Take Action

  • Make a plan for improving or maintaining your wellness.
  • Set a timetable to achieve your plan.
  • Take immediate and small steps toward your goals
  • Find support.

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Assessment Plans

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Free Individual Assessment
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Close Individual Scores in Each Dimension
 

Free Individual Assessment

Includes:

  1. Individual Report
  2. "7 Dimensions Survival" Certificate
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Standard Individual Account
Reports
Close Individual Scores in each Dimension
Individual Scores in each Dimension Individual Scores Compared with Group Averages
Individual Scores Compared with Group Averages Individual Percentiles Compared with Group
Individual Percentiles Compared with Group
 

Standard Individual Account

Includes:

  1. Individual Report
  2. General Guidelines for Making Healthy Changes
  3. Individual vs Group Comparison Report
  4. Individual Percentile Report
  5. Selected Consumer Resources
  6. Level I BYOWC Certificate
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Advanced Individual Account
Reports
Close Individual Scores in each Dimension
Individual Scores in each Dimension Individual Scores Compared with Group Averages
Individual Scores Compared with Group Averages Individual Percentiles Compared with Group
Individual Percentiles Compared with Group Scores Time Tracking Report (Bar Graph)
Time Tracking Report (Line Graph) Time Tracking Report (Line Graph)
Time Tracking Report (Bar Graph)
 

Advanced Individual Account

Includes:

  1. Individual can take up to 5 assessments over time
  2. Individual Report
  3. General Guidelines for Making Healthy Changes
  4. Individual/Group Comparison Report
  5. Individual Percentile Report
  6. Time Tracking Report comparing up to 5 results taken over time
  7. Selected Consumer Resources
  8. Level II BYOWC Certificate
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Group Accounts for Employers, Teachers, Wellness Professionals, Trainers, Health Coaches. Wellness professionals, trainers and health coaches will find that 7dimensionsofwellness.com offers complementary options to assist clients in taking the next steps for well being and that of transformation and insights into connection, consciousness and universal human values, a place in which one finds consistency in "head, heart and hands".
Professional Group Free Trial Account

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  1. Ability to create and administer assessments to your own groups
  2. Group Aggregate Reports
  3. Group Comparison Reports
  4. Demographic Breakdown Reports
  5. Limit of 25 records for one month
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Standard Professional Group Account
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Close Group Scores in each Dimension
Group Scores in each Dimension of Wellness Group vs Group Scores
Group vs Group Comparison Group vs All Scores
Group Result vs All Results Work Category Breakdown
Work Categories Individual vs Group
Individual vs Group Scores Individual Percentile Scores vs Group
Individual Percentile Scores vs Group Scores Individual Percentile Scores vs All
Individual Percentile Scores vs All
 

Standard Group Account

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  1. Ability to create assessment groups and administer assessments to your own groups
  2. Group Aggregate Reports
  3. Group Comparison Reports
  4. Demographic Breakdown Reports
  5. Advanced Ad Hoc Reporting
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Reports
Close Group Scores in each Dimension
Group Scores in each Dimension Group vs Group Scores
Group vs Group Comparions Chart Group vs All Scores
Group Results vs All who have taken Assessment Work Category Breakdown
Work Categories Individual vs Group
Individual vs Group Scores Individual Percentile Scores vs Group
Individual Percentile Scores vs Group Scores Individual Percentile Scores vs All
Individual Percentile Scores vs All Time Tracking Report (Line Graph) Time Tracking Report (Line Graph)
Time Tracking Report (Bar Graph)
 

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Advanced Professional Group Account

Includes:

  1. Ability to create and administer assessments to your own groups
  2. Ability to create time tracking groups
  3. Group Aggregate Reports
  4. Group Comparison Reports
  5. Demographic Breakdown Reports
  6. Time Tracking Reports available for individuals
  7. Advanced Ad Hoc Reporting
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About Abbott Solutions, Inc.

Abbott Solutions, Incorporated was founded by R. Anne Abbott, PhD, an accomplished administrator, published author, and seasoned public speaker and facilitator. Abbott works with caring organizations that desire to successfully bridge efforts between multi-disciplined professionals in order to provide exceptional services to clients, consumers, and employees. Abbott is the Principal Owner of Abbott Solutions, Inc

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What is Abbott Solutions

An organized employer-sponsored program that is designed to support employees (and sometime, their families) as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance personal effectiveness, and benefit the organization's bottom line.†as defined by Leonard L. Berry, Ann M. Mirabito, and William B. Baum in What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs? Harvard Business Review. Dec. 2010 pp 1-9.

Abbott Solutions, Incorporated was founded by R. Anne Abbott, PhD, an accomplished administrator, published author, and seasoned public speaker and facilitator.  Abbott works with caring organizations that desire to successfully bridge efforts between multi-disciplined professionals in order to provide exceptional services to clients, consumers, and employees. Abbott is the Principal Owner of Abbott Solutions, Inc.

R. Anne Abbott, PhD
"I believe may life's work, my practice, is to act as the bridge between good intentions and measurable outcomes, where people and community can make a difference and technology can be used to enhance the human capacity!"

Abbott Solutions, Inc.

  • Abbott Solutions, Inc., is a health care management consultant group that supplies strategic planning, operational management expertise, prepares research and response to complex questions.
  • Abbott Solutions provides employers objective, customized and cost effective solutions to reduce health care cost, improve return on investment [ROI] and provided wellness program design for your corporate and employee wellness health benefit and wellness plans.
  • Current projects include: Professional coaching, consulting, and on-line course development for wellness and benefit professionals desiring to incorporate value based health care management into health benefits and wellness plans.
Experience
  • Dr. Abbott is a Professor Emeritus in Health Promotion and Wellness at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and serves as a Senior Consultant for the National Wellness Institute, Inc.
  • Abbott currently serves on NWI's Board of Directors and on the Academic Accreditation Team for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level graduate programs with emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness.
  • Abbott continues to serve on the Board of Experts for publication of The Exercise Standards and Malpractice Reporter.
  • (1997-2011) Professor and Past Academic Director, UWSP Academic Director, UWSP-University of Wisconsin Extension (2010-2011).
  • Contributed wellness and health promotion expertise and leadership to develop on-line learning at UWSP. Worked collaborative with 3 other universities and UW-Extension to develop an on-line bachelor completion degree in Health and Wellness Management (HWM).
  • UWSP Director of Health Promotion/Protection Programs (1987- 1997)
  • Spearheaded academic curriculum development for training Health Promotion and Wellness, and Health Promotion and Health Protection professional degrees.
  • Led innovative professional training program to achieve 3 national "Best Program Awardsâ€.
  • Created the 7-Dimension of Wellness Model ©.7 Dimensions of Wellness
  • Director, Employee Wellness Programs for 1100 university employees (1987-1997) and 3500 hospital employees (1979-1987).
Credentials:
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1981). Exercise Science and Epidemiology
  • M.S., Florida State University (1970). Exercise Science
  • B.S., East Tennessee State University (1969). Physical and Health Education
Additional Training, Certifications and Recognitions:
  • International Foundation Education - Benefits- Compensation. Health Benefit Plan Basics, Choice Based Benefits, Health Care Cost Management - Certificate in Health Care Plans.(2013).
  • Personality Resources International (PRI), the Color People. Identity Mapping and the Four Ways System. (2012).
  • National Wellness Institute, Certified Wellness Practitioner (2009-2014).
  • Founding Fellow American Association of Cardio Pulmonary and Rehabilitation (1986)
  • American College of Sports Medicine Program Director® (1975-2007).
  • New England Institute of Gestalt Therapy, Boston (1987).
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