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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 a family, community, group or circle, not the center of it. Social wellness includes the pursuit of harmony within your relationships and family that cultivated positive communication that is direct, honest and resolves conflicts.

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 requires being honest and authentic. You must "walk the talk" by being an active participant currently.

The assessment is based upon what the brain believes/perceives and drives the "action" one takes by producing different physiological responses resulting in feelings from optimism to 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 the 7 dimensions of wellness: Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental and Spritual.

How long does the assessment take?

The free 7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment takes from 20 to 30 minutes. The professional assessments can take up to 45 minutes, depending on which optional compnents have been selected.

What kind of results do I receive?

Everyone receives an individual report to view or print immediately after taking the quiz.

Professional subscribers receive additional reports: Percentile and Well-being, Individual with Group Average, Individual Scores with Group Percentiles, Individual Scores with Global Percentiles, Time Tracking.

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 and/or self efficacy.
  3. Shifting Perceptions in a positive direction and Improving Competencies.
  4. Taking Actions.

How many have taken the assessment?

We have had 3347 participants complete our on-line quiz and receive a results summary.

What other assessment options are available?

Advanced Individual and Professional Assessment Plans


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7 Dimensions of Wellness Resources

Creating self-worth and positive affirmations
Books
Resource: I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power - Author: Brene Brown
Amazon:I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T):I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T):

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: Love 2.0 - Author: Barbara Fredrickson
Amazon: Love 2.0Books: Love 2.0 BF

We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.

About the Author: Barbara Lee Fredrickson is an American professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships. She is the author of Positivity (2009), a general-audience book that draws on her own research and that of other social scientists. She also released a new book in January 2013, Love 2.0, which discusses the supreme emotion of love, micro-moments of connection as well as how love can affect your biological and cellular make-up over time.


Resource: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology - Author: Todd Kashdan
Amazon:  Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive PsychologyMindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology

About the Author: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. is scientist, public speaker, and a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Anxiety, Character Strengths, and Related Phenomena at George Mason University. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on the transition from normal to pathological anxiety. His other research has advanced our understanding of the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical functions of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life, and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. He is one of the first people in the world to teach college courses on the science of well-being, and soon after, brought this science to the general public and business organizations.


Resource: Rising Strong - Author: Brene Brown
Amazon:Rising StrongRising Strong

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: The Gifts of Imperfection - Author: Brene Brown
Amazon:The Gifts of ImperfectionThe Gifts of Imperfection

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


CDs, DVDs
Resource: The Power of Vulnerability
Amazon:The Power of VulnerabilityThe Power of Vulnerability

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Videos
Resource: Becoming a Mad Scientist

About the Author: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. is scientist, public speaker, and a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Anxiety, Character Strengths, and Related Phenomena at George Mason University. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on the transition from normal to pathological anxiety. His other research has advanced our understanding of the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical functions of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life, and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. He is one of the first people in the world to teach college courses on the science of well-being, and soon after, brought this science to the general public and business organizations.


Shifting Perceptions and Consciousness
Books
Resource: Mindsight - Author: Dr. Dan Siegel
Amazon:MindsightMindsight

About the Author: Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.


Resource: Molecules of Emotion - Author: Dr. Candace Pert
Amazon:Molecules of EmotionMolecules of Emotion

About the Author: Candace Beebe Pert (June 26, 1946 - September 12, 2013) was an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins in the brain. As a mere graduate student, in 1972 Candace Pert discovered the brain's opiate receptor - the cellular site where the body's painkillers and "bliss-makers", the endorphins - bond with cells to weave their magic. Pert's discovery led to a revolution in neuroscience, helping open the door to the "information-based" model of the brain which is now replacing the old "structuralist" model.


Resource: The Emotional Life of Your Brain - Author: Dr. Richard L Davidson
Amazon:The Emotional Life of Your BrainThe Emotional Life of Your Brain

About the Author: Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.


Resource: The Moral Molecule - Author: Paul Zak
Amazon:The Moral MoleculeThe Moral Molecule

About the Author: What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.


Videos
Resource: Changing the Brain by Transforming the Mind

About the Author: Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.


Mindful Meditation / Stress Reduction
Books
Resource: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body - Author: Jo Marchant
Amazon:Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyCure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body

About the Author: Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and writes on topics from the future of genetic engineering to underwater archaeology.


Resource: Full Catastrophe Living - Author: Jon Kabat Zinn
Amazon:Full Catastrophe LivingFull Catastrophe Living

About the Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of science. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, called Mindfulness-based stress reduction, is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.


Nutrition and Integrative Medicine
Books
Resource: Disease Proof - Author: Dr. David Katz
Amazon:Disease ProofDisease Proof

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Spirituality and Meditation
Books
Resource: Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace - Author: The 14th Dalai Lama
Amazon:Dalai Lamas Little Book of Inner PeaceDalai Lamas Little Book of Inner Peace

About the Author: The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.


Resource: Real Happiness - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Amazon:Real HappinessReal Happiness

About the Author: Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassan? (insight) and mett? (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995), A Heart as Wide as the World (1999) and Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), which was on the The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011.


Resource: The Wise Heart - Author: Jack Kornfield
Amazon:The Wise HeartThe Wise Heart

About the Author: Jack Kornfield is an American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India, including as a student of the Thai monk Ajahn Chah. He has taught meditation worldwide since around 1974. In 1975, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and subsequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.


Videos
Resource: On Loving Kindness

About the Author: Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassan? (insight) and mett? (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995), A Heart as Wide as the World (1999) and Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), which was on the The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011.


Intensive Training Options
Links
Resource: Center for Courage and Renewal (Parker Palmer)

Our mission is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.


Resource: Esalen

Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. We work toward the realization of a more humane and all-embracing world.


Resource: Evolving Wisdom

We are committed to serving the evolution of consciousness and culture on the planet by building and nurturing a global transformative learning community that brings visionaries and wisdom teachers together with passionate learners for the purpose of creating deep transformation at all levels.


Resource: Fetzer Institute

We believe in the transformative power of love, love that protects us in our vulnerability while also impelling us to tend to the needs of others. We believe that forgiveness can also be transformative, a process that further extends the healing power of love. We accept that these forces have power: power to heal, and power to transform even the most difficult, troubled situation into something that is generative, affirming, and life-giving. In a world that seems dominated by aggression and separation, we are part of a broad and deep yearning for something different.


Resource: Findhorn

The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.


Resource: Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.


Resource: Plum Village

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first residential community to be founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West.


Resource: The Contemplative Mind

We envision an education that promotes the exploration of meaning, purpose and values and seeks to serve our common human future. An education that enables and enhances personal introspection and contemplation leads to the realization of our inextricable connection to each other, opening the heart and mind to true community, deeper insight, sustainable living, and a more just society.


Resource: The Omega Institute

Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family.


Physical Wellness: Smoking and Nicotine Use
Links
Resource: Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line


Physical Wellness: Exercise
CDs, DVDs
Resource: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
Amazon:Jillian Michaels 30 Day ShredJillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

About the Author: Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California.


Electronic Devices
Resource: Fitbit Charge HR
Amazon:Fitbit Charge HRFitbit Charge HR

Fitness Trackers are wearable devices that monitor and store information about your activity levels, including walking, running, heart rate, blood pressure and even blood oxygen levels. These products can be synced with iOS and Android apps which in turn can provide useful historical tracking of your daily activity levels.


Resource: Garmin Vivoactive
Amazon:Garmin VivoactiveGarmin Vivoactive


Resource: Healthbox
Amazon:HealthboxHealthbox

Band - Your UA Band measures sleep, resting heart rate, steps, and even workout intensity when worn with UA Heart Rate. Wear it ALL THE TIME.. Scale - Track your body weight, body fat percentage, and progress towards your weight goal. Step on it EVERYDAY.. Heart Rate - Train as smart as possible by wearing the chest strap while you work out to track your heart rate. See it in real-time when you wear with UA Band.. Get a FREE 1-year membership to MyFitnessPal Premium and MapMyFitness MVP with your purchase of UA HealthBox™..


Resource: Jawbone UP24
Amazon:Jawbone UP24Jawbone UP24


Resource: Mio Fuse
Amazon:Mio FuseMio Fuse


Resource: Motiv Activity Tracker

Motiv Ring Fitness, Sleep and Heart Rate Tracker for iPhone and iOS - Waterproof Activity and HR Monitor - Calorie and Step Counter - Pedometer


Links
Resource: Yoga With Adriene


Physical Wellness: Nutrition
Books
Resource: Nutrition in Clinical Practice - Author: Dr. David Katz
Amazon:Nutrition in Clinical PracticeNitrition and Clinical Practice

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Links
Resource: CookSmarts


Physical Wellness: Sleep
Software
Resource: f.lux sleep aid

Flux (or f.lux as it is officially spelled) is a program that alters the brightness and white balance of your computer depending on what time of day it is. During the day, the computer screen looks more like daylight. When evening comes around the computer s


Physical Wellness: Alcohol
Career Wellness
Books
Resource: Work the Future Today! - Author: Charlie Grantham & Whitney Vosburgh

Finding your path to purpose, passion and profit

About the Author: Charlie Grantham has been thinking about and writing about the implications of the digital revolution on society and the individual since the 1980s.


Physical Wellness: Addictions
Links
Resource: E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days. But are they safe? Get the facts.


Social Wellness
Environmental Wellness
Intellectual Wellness
Emotional Wellness
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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
Pricing and Ordering

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

Includes:

  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
Reports
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

Includes:

  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
Pricing and Ordering

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)
 

Advanced Group Account
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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History of Wellness

History of Wellness
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Resource: Academic History of Wellness


Resource: History of Workplace Wellness


Resource: The Multi-Dimenions of Wellness


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7 Dimensions of Wellness Research Opportunities

In 1990, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point academic program in Wellness and Health Promotion created the 7 dimensions of wellness assessment under the direction of R. Anne Abbott, PhD. (Professor Emeritus of Health Promotion). The 7-dimension model was the first to include the environmental dimensions of wellness. Although the 7 dimensional model has been adapted and replicated around the globe, no research to determine validity or reliability has ever been published.

We are seeking transparency and support in proposing a Well-Being Study, Thanks you for your consideration!

If you would be interested in working with us please contact us.

Thank you,

R. A. Abbott
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7 Dimensions of Wellness Research Opportunities

In 1990, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point academic program in Wellness and Health Promotion created the 7 dimensions of wellness assessment under the direction of R. Anne Abbott, PhD. (Professor Emeritus of Health Promotion). The 7-dimension model was the first to include the environmental dimensions of wellness. Although the 7 dimensional model has been adapted and replicated around the globe, no research to determine validity or reliability has ever been published.

We are seeking transparency and support in proposing a Well-Being Study, Thanks you for your consideration!

If you would be interested in working with us please contact us.

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R. A. Abbott
1351 Maple Ridge
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
Phone: 715-340-6493
Email: abbottsolutions@wi-net.com
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About Us

Wellness as a Philosophy

Wellness is a philosophy, a way of living healthy. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) has a long history in helping create the wellness movement. The Health Promotion and Wellness (UWSP-HPW) academic program introduced in 1987 and continues to produce professionals with a Health Promotion and Wellness Bachelor of Science degree. Over the last 2 decades, UWSP-Health Promotion and Wellness academic program has promoted that survival of the species requires more than fitness and created the seven dimensions of Wellness.

Why Seven Dimensions

Why seven dimensions you might ask? In 1990 our student marketing class felt it was important to add the dimension of environmental and submitted the first design for a 7 dimensional model. It was felt six dimensions  implied perfect balance, while seven implied fluidness, i.e. we are always in motion, transforming energy, constantly changing as we try stay in a balanced state of homeostasis. As individuals and communities, we embraced this emerging world view of interconnectedness.

Internal/External

Several of the dimensions are specific to internal social, physical, emotional, intellectual mind-body connections. Others, career, environmental and spiritual represent external and we constantly balance between the internal and external as a whole systems healing process.

 

About Abbott Solutions, Inc.

Abbott Solutions, Inc. 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

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 Awards"
  • Created the 7-Dimensions 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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