Well-being is multidimensional and encompasses many areas of life. We have simplified these areas and condensed them into eight pillars. Each pillar is composed of and impacted by several individual factors (think of the ingredients that go into making a great dessert). When these factors are considered and tended to, the results can provide a sense of satisfaction, relief, and gratitude. When certain areas are disregarded, or neglected, the outcome may not be as positive or rewarding. In exploring, supporting, and enhancing your own well-being, it is important to become familiar with and give proper attention to each pillar.
Each independent pillar serves as a building block for well-being. Collectively, they lay out a solid foundation for health and fulfillment. The pillars of well-being are also interconnected, meaning that changes in one area can affect changes in others. Thus, attention to and harmony across these areas of health are essential to maximizing overall wellness. The stronger each pillar, the better our well-being becomes, the greater our chances are to thrive.
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The Well-Being Ally Program is designed to provide staff, faculty, and students with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to be allies of well-being across campus. If you're interested in becoming a wellness ally, please contact Nina Watters or Anna Wears for more information.
What to expect
Before meeting with a wellness consultant, students will be asked to complete and review the appropriate materials. This is to prepare for a three-part meeting comprised of an overview of your Wellness assessment, goals, as well as tips and resources to help achieve those goals.
When meeting with a wellness consultant, students with go over their assessment with a member of the wellness team. This is to gauge student’s views about the assessment and their perspective on its accuracy. The student and wellness consultant will then use the eight pillars to identify their strengths and areas for improvement determined by the wellness assessment. The consultant and the student will identify and address deficits or barriers in their path to success and brainstorm skills and tools to help them achieve their goals. Finally, the student and wellness consultant will review identified resources and discuss networks of support in helping them accomplish their desired outcomes.