Emotional Wellbeing

Wellbeing or health is not separated into individual categories within our bodies. In Luke 10:27 Jesus said to: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” He is pointing out that we have capacity in multiple areas of our being to Love God. This demonstrates that we have multiple areas of our being that are unique and have a capacity to be acted with and upon. It is under this framework that SIL HR’s holistic approach to health can be found. A quick google search will show articles and theories of all kinds stating that there are 4, 5, 6, 8 different aspects of ourselves. Some include things like social, environmental or financial like this one below…

Other theories stick to the four categories found in Luke and the synoptic gospels. Much less important is the debate of what categories are contained within our make-up as humans and instead that our health and wholeness is a function of many different parts. When one area is affected so are the others. In a similar vein when one area is treated it can have positive effects on the other. Often when people enter counseling for the first time they ask if the issue they are bringing is ’emotional or spiritual’. The answer is inevitably not only those but parts of all of our bodies. This section is focused on topics that fall more under the category of Emotional Wellbeing. You will also find in the assessment, treatment and care of our emotional selves there are elements of spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing too. Do not look at any category under the Staff Care and Wellbeing section of this website as your only stop for resources. As SIL HR strives to develop a holistic approach to staff care it is striving to advocate health in all aspects of wellness. Don’t stop your quest for healthy living with a taste when there is a feast available.