Balance (noun, verb)
“A state of equilibrium; equal distribution of weight or mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behaviour.”
At Balance by Deborah Hutton, we believe that achieving a state of balance, is an evolution and ongoing journey towards “wellness” in eight key areas.
Our keys to wellness are based on the findings and philosophy of internationally renowned wellness expert Dr Charles B Corbin and are echoed in the “Australian Unity Wellbeing Report” produced by Deakin University Professor of Psychology Bob Cummins
As recognized by scientists the world over, only you can determine or substantially change your feeling of “wellbeing” or “balance”.
In the words of Dr Corbin, “wellness is considered to be an active process of becoming aware of and learning to make choices (healthy choices) that lead toward a longer and more successful existence”.
The key words in this statement are:
- “process” meaning that further improvement is always possible
- “aware” meaning that we are continuously seeking more knowledge about how we can improve
- “choices” meaning that we consider many options and choose those in our best interest.
The measurable areas of wellness, found in both Dr Cobin and Professor Cummins publications:
- Social Wellness – your community connection
- Occupational Wellness – what you are currently achieving in life
- Spiritual Wellness – your spirituality / religion
- Physical Wellness – your health / your safety
- Intellectual Wellness – your future security
- Emotional Wellness – your personal relationships
- Environmental Wellness – your standard of living
- Financial Wellness – your future security / your safety
Based on the feedback from our National Balance Survey, we have renamed these areas of wellness to reflect what you told us was important to you.
To read more about each of the Balance keys click on the links below
Source: The Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Charles B Corbin & The Australian Unity Wellness Index summary report “What Makes Us Happy”