Tiger Wellness at Doane University is committed to delivering comprehensive and inclusive opportunities that empower students to enhance their well-being throughout their time as a Tiger and beyond.
The 9 Dimesions of Wellness
Tiger Wellness is built on the idea that holistic well-being can be achieved through the full integration and interaction of Doane’s 9 Dimensions of Wellness. This model uses nine different dimensions of student wellness listed below.
The ability to identify, accept, express, and manage your emotions. An emotionally well person can effectively cope with life stressors, anxiety, and feeling-down by using their cognitive resources, mindfulness, and knowing when to seek emotional help.
Seeking professional development in ways that are personally meaningful. This includes engaging in work that aligns with one’s core values and lifestyle. With the majority of one’s time spent in their career, a positive work environment, work-life balance, and a career that offers personal enrichment and satisfaction are key to career wellness.
Having a network of interdependent, healthy relationships that are built on mutual trust and respect. A socially well person has a support network, an awareness of others' feelings, and the ability to build strong, positive social connections.
Spiritual Wellness is taking an open approach to seeking human purpose, life meaning, and finding harmony. Spiritual wellness can be obtained through self-reflection, religious, secular, or spiritual exploration, and open-dialogue with others. Those seeking spiritual wellness may ask “Why are we here?” or “What is my life purpose?”. We have the responsibility and right to seek meaning and explore beliefs and values.
Improved through healthy eating, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, and safe sexual practices. To be physically well, it is important to exercise 150 minutes weekly, limit alcohol intake, avoid tobacco use, sleep 7-8 hours each night, drink plenty of water, and include fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Awareness of and ability to navigate your personal finances. A financially well person can manage a budget, set realistic financial goals, and control their spending. Taking control of your personal finances can positively impact health.
The values of continuous learning, information seeking, critical thinking, and perspective-taking. To improve intellectual wellness, one can seek experiences to expand their world-view, exercise their mind with problem-solving tasks and games, and continue to seek education.
The utilization of artistic and cultural experiences to appreciate the surrounding world. Cultural wellness embodies a diverse range of art and culture as forms of self-expression.
Recognize the relationship between the person and nature. Being Environmentally is achieved through taking responsibility to preserve, protect, and improve the environment and connect with nature.