Mind-Body Wellness (Online)

    Key Information

    03 February-12 April 2020
    Census date:
    10 February 2020
    10 weeks online
    Lecturer: TBA
    Subject Code:

    Subject Overview

    'Mind-Body Wellness' explores and analyses psychological, emotional, physical, social, and environmental factors that can contribute to, or work against, the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and societies. The subject examines mind-body wellness research from a range of perspectives, as well as exploring practical tools and interventions to assist others in improving mind-body wellness in the context of challenges to mental health.

    MH901 Mind Body Wellness with a mental health focus is offered on campus and online.  A more broadly orientated Mind-Body Wellness (HSW901) subject is also offered (on campus) as part of the Health and Social Wellbeing curriculum, designed for health professionals working in a wider range of healthcare settings. 

    Learning Outcomes

    • Analyse contemporary theories of mind-body wellness in relation to personal, social, political and environmental implications of mental wellness.

    • Critically analyse the physiological and psychological roles that stress, exercise, nutrition, education, social context, spiritual life and the environment play in states of mental health and wellbeing, in the workplace and in daily life. Develop strategies to modify activities that increase risk of disease or illness.

    • Discuss insights of Buddhist philosophy - and other spiritual belief systems - on mental health and wellness.

    • Critically analyse the basic principles, techniques, physiological impacts, applications, supporting evidence and controversies for selected complementary therapies as they pertain to mental health.

    • Apply reflective practice to examining one’s own insights into personal wellbeing and mental health, from a mind-body perspective.