At the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing, Wellbeing permeates everything we do.

Wellbeing is a state of balance or alignment in body, mind and spirit.

In this state, we feel content; connected to purpose, people and community; peaceful and energized; resilient and safe.

In short, we are flourishing.

Our personal wellbeing - as well as the wellbeing of our families, the organizations in which we work, and the communities in which we live - is influenced by many factors illustrated in our Wellbeing Model, explained in more detail below. We encourage you to consider ways to increase your capacity and expand your potential in these areas.

Advancing the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities is core to the Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Wellbeing Model

wellbeing model

We believe that wellbeing is not just—or even primarily—about physical health. Rather, wellbeing is about finding balance in body, mind, and spirit. In this state, we feel content, connected, energized, resilient and safe. 

Our model identifies six dimensions that contribute to wellbeing:

  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Security
  • Purpose
  • Community
  • Environment

It takes into account our interconnectedness and interdependence with our friends, families, and communities, as well as the personal and global environment we live in. It addresses the importance of security and purpose in our lives.

This model can be conceptualized and expressed at many levels—including the individual, family, organization/system, and community.

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing

Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing logo

The Center for Spirituality & Healing and the Life Science Foundation have created a website to provide you with accurate and credible information as you take charge to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing. We provide information for the general public about creating a healthy lifestyle, exploring alternative and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system.