Shifting from "what's wrong" to what's strong: a compassionate approach to well being

Francis, Abraham (2016) Shifting from "what's wrong" to what's strong: a compassionate approach to well being. In: [Presented at North Queensland Disability Conference 2016]. From: North Queensland Disability Conference 2016.

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Wellbeing is a contested concept that goes beyond the absence of disease or illness. It is a complex combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. Practitioners adopt various strategies and philosophical framework to with work their clients and families to promote a sense of wellbeing. Improving one’s sense of wellbeing demands desire, courage, wisdom and practice. Recent research suggests that compassion can help one understand emotions, live in the present moment, connect deeply with others and recognise strengths. Adopting a compassionate approach has the potential to increase feelings of contentment and wellbeing, which are important factors in promoting happiness and life satisfaction.

Item ID: 49531
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: mental health, compassion , social work
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 03:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940101 Ability and Disability @ 100%
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