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Student Wellness

Our mission is to promote a balanced lifestyle, both personally and professionally, through intentional engagement in the Six Dimensions of Wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual, social, and intellectual wellness. 

Maintaining proper care for yourself is a great step toward ensuring the best possible outcomes for your professional success in the future. OU-Tulsa Student Counseling Services will provide opportunities to educate you and aid you along your wellness journey through campus wide programming.

Six Dimensions of Wellness

The physical dimension recognizes the need for regular physical care. Consistent sleep, eating routine, and physical activity are important components to optimal wellness. Building physical wellness involves understanding your body and its warning signs.

The emotional dimension recognizes awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about one’s self and life. It includes the capacity to manage one’s feelings and related behaviors including the realistic assessment of one’s limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress.

The spiritual dimension acknowledges the importance of having a sense of meaning. Often meaning or a sense of purpose is found in one’s values which may be informed by their family systems, religions, philosophies, and more. Understanding one’s values and reflecting on whether one is living in accordance to their values is a ---- spiritual wellness.

The intellectual dimension recognizes the need for growth and creativity. This may be accomplished in reading, learning new skills, or even unplugging a bit from the daily demands of life.

The occupational dimension acknowledges efforts we make to create work/life harmony. Establishing and maintaining boundaries, learning how to have quality breaks, and honing communication skills are all examples of occupational wellness.

The social dimension recognizes our need for human connection. Though we may desire varying amounts of connection, we desire or miss the lack of it nonetheless. Social wellness involves building healthy, supportive relationships with those around you.

Learn more about the dimensions of wellness and stay up to date with current wellness articles below.