Our mission is to create awareness around mindfulness in the six dimensions of wellness and to empower students to make choices that will help them be the best versions of themselves. Elon students gave their input and decided on the six dimensions to create an Elon-specific wellness model. This site will provide you with articles, events, and resources for each dimension of wellness that are purposeful in their focus on mindfulness.
Wellness models are used to show that wellness is multi-dimensional. Humans have many different components that impact their health and well-being. Elon created a model that encompasses 6 dimensions of wellness. Wellness is multi-dimensional and a journey. There is no “end”, and not just “one way” to improve wellness. The six dimensions Elon uses are: community, emotional, financial, physical, purpose, and social. We also provide resources from the National Wellness Institute’s wellness models on this site.
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally… in the service of self-understanding and wisdom” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2017).
Mindfulness is a skill set that requires practice. There are mindful practices for each dimension that can improve wellbeing. Practicing mindfulness is especially helpful for managing stress and anxiety, improving cognition, and for increasing compassion for yourself and others.
Elon adapted this public health framework to inspire mental wellness within a community through positive behaviors and habits.
The Act-Belong-Commit campaign is evidence-based, incorporating extensive research that engaging in activities within each of these behavioral domains provides positive mental health benefits, builds resilience, and enhances well-being (Donovan & Anwar-McHenry, 2014).