Wellbeing

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Wellbeing at the Core

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.

The Center provides a wealth of resources, events and workshops to help you learn more about wellbeing. We invite you to explore our website - and our Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing website - to learn more about your wellbeing.

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Wellbeing Lecture Series: The Art and Science of Relationships with Dr. Daniel Siegel

Tom Rath, one of the best-selling authors of the last decade, will review his latest research about how small choices profoundly affect our health, life, and work. Tom will share his deeply personal story about battling a serious illness for 20 years, and describe how it led him to accumulate a wealth of research about the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping on our health and everyday energy. He will share some of the most proven and practical ideas across these three interconnected areas and discuss how you can apply them to improve your health and wellbeingIn this presentation, led by mindfulness and relationships expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, you will explore how you can cultivate wellbeing through your interpersonal relationships.

You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discover everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing.

Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

During Dr. Siegel’s presentation, you will also learn about mindsight – the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others – and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent, resilient mind.

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Take Charge!

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.

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  • Last modified on April 1, 2013