An Invitation to Health. Chapter 2: Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being. Prepared by: Andrew Owusu Ph.D. Chapter 2 Objectives. Identify the characteristics of emotional and mental health. Name the two pillars of authentic happiness. Explain the health values of connecting with others.
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Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being
Prepared by: Andrew Owusu Ph.D.
Identify the characteristics of emotional and mental health.
Name the two pillars of authentic happiness.
Explain the health values of connecting with others.
Discuss some of the health benefits of prayer.
Describe four ways that sleep affects well-being.
Assess your spiritual health and make a decision to enrich it in at least two ways.
The ability to express
and acknowledge one’s
feelings and moods.
Our ability to perceive reality as it
is, to respond to its challenges,
and to develop rational
strategies for living
Brings people together, strengthen their bonds, reinforce the values and beliefs they share, and provide a sense of belonging, meaning, and purpose.
“Treatment is not
just fixing what is
broken, it is
what is best
Fulfillment of one’s potential
Respect for self, respect for others
Love and affection
Ability to give and receive affection; feeling of belonging
Ability to protect oneself from harm
Fulfillment of needs for food, water, shelter, sleep, sexual expression
Fig. 2-1, p. 37
Two Pillars to Authentic Happiness
Engagement with family, work or a passionate pursuit and
Finding meaning from some higher purpose
Love and Faith
Locus of Control
These stages are repeated four or five times a night.
Fig 2-2, p. 49