menu
William and Mary
search

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is such a broad term and how we think about wellness is affected by our culture and our life experiences. We believe wellness is conscious, self-directed and evolving; holistic and multidimensional; positive and affirming; and inclusive.

All dimensions of wellness need our attention for us to truly flourish. There doesn't have to be a balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find a personal harmony with the dimensions that is most authentic for you. You can't get there passively, it requires active awareness, acceptance and commitment. It is our hope that the following information about the eight dimensions of wellness will help you get started or refine your wellness plan.

Select a dimension to learn more:

Emotional and mental wellnessFinancial wellnessEnvironmental wellnessIntellectual wellnessSpiritual wellnessOccupational wellnessPhysical wellnessSocial wellness