Presentation on theme: "Objectives: Psychosocial Health"— Presentation transcript:
1 Objectives: Psychosocial Health Define psychosocial health in terms of its mental, emotional, and social components, and identify the basics traits shared by psychosocially healthy people.Consider how each of the internal and external factors that influence psychosocial health may affect you.Discuss the positive steps you can take to enhance psychosocial health.Discuss the dimension of spirituality and the role that it plays in health and wellness.Discuss the mind/body connection and show how emotions influence health status.
2 Defining Psychosocial Health The mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of healthBasic elements of psychosocially healthy people:Feel good about themselvesFeel comfortable around other peopleCan control tension and anxietyCan meet the demands of lifeCan curb hate and guiltCan maintain a positive outlookEnrich the lives of othersCherish the things that make them smileValue diversityRespect nature
4 Mental Health: The “Thinking” You The “thinking” part of psychosocial healthIncludes: values, attitudes, and beliefs about your body, family, your relationships, and life in general
5 Emotional Health: The “Feeling” You The “feeling” side of psychosocial healthEmotions – intensified or complex patterns of feelings
6 Social Health: Interactions With Others Social Health – includes your interactions with othersSocial Bonds – reflect level of closeness and attachment with othersSocial Support – network of people and services (both tangible and intangible)
7 Spiritual Health: An Inner Quest For Well-Being Spirituality – refers to a belief in some unifying force that gives meaning to lifeSpirituality addresses four main themes:Interconnectedness- connect to self, others, and larger purposePractice of mindfulness- being fully present in the momentEveryday life- develop to our fullest potential; Faith, hope, loveCommunity- live in harmony
9 Mindfulness Being fully present in the moment Simply paying attention to what is happeningObjective awarenessFoundation of mindfulness:Non-judgingPatienceBeginner’s mindTrustNon-strivingAcceptanceLetting go
11 Describe your experiences with mindfulness. Journal Entry #9Describe your experiences with mindfulness.How could practicing mindfulness improve your health?
12 Factors That Influence Psychosocial Health External FactorsThe familyThe broader environmentSocial bondsInternal FactorsSelf-efficacy and Self-esteemLearned helplessness versus Learned optimismPersonalityLife span and Maturity
13 Enhancing Psychosocial Health Build self-esteem and self-efficacyFind a support groupComplete required tasksForm realistic expectationsMake time for youMaintain physical healthSeek help when necessary
14 The Mind-Body Connection HappinessSubjective Well-BeingSatisfaction with present lifeRelative presence of positive emotionsRelative absence of negative emotions