Mind-Body Wellness


    Key Information

    30 September - 6 December 2019
    Census date:
    7 October 2019
    10 weeks online
    Leonie Hicks
    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.

    A 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 broader range of healthcare settings. 

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    • Discuss insights of Buddhist philosophy - and other spiritual belief systems - on 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 health, from a mind-body perspective.