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HED3200: HoliSTIC HEALTH

Chapter 1

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Introduction to Holistic Health

Chronos vs. Kairos

How does the way we view time and live our lives affect our health?

What is Holistic Health and Why DO we care?

Whole person view: physical, mental, social, spiritual

When one Dimension is out of balance, your whole life is affected

Dimensions of Wellness

Self-Care

Active Role in maintaining or improving your health

What does self-care mean to you?

Basic human needs

Respiration

Circulation

Nutrition

Hydration

Elimination

Rest

Movement

Comfort

Safety

Connection

Purpose

Barriers to Achieving Basic Human Needs

Physical, mental, and Socioeconomic Factors

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

Desire and Decision to act

Self-assessment

Review your current health status and health practices:

What do you eat?

How often are you physically active?

How do you manage your stress?

What does your work-school-life balance look like?

How do you sleep at night?

What do your relationships look like?

Do you feel safe?

What is your purpose in life?

Western Medicine vs. Holistic Health

Western medicine:

Self-care= preventing illness and recognizing symptoms early

Holistic Health:

Self-care= Taking an active role in maintaining and improving all dimensions of wellness

COnclusion

We will spend the remainder of the semester looking at various Holistic Health and Complimentary/integrative Practices to support balance and health across all 8 dimensions of wellness.

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