Spiritual wellbeing is about our inner life and its relationship with the wider world. It includes our relationship with the environment, our relationships with others and with ourselves. Spiritual wellbeing does not just reflect religious belief although for people of a religious faith it is obviously a central feature. Each person’s spirituality is greatly impacted by the community they are a part of and their relationships. To be spiritually well will mean a positive engagement with others, self and our environment.
Spiritual wellbeing is about wholeness, which encompasses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimension. This doesn’t mean however that we must be well in every area to be spiritual well. For example, someone may be physically unwell yet have a positive spiritual wellbeing which helps them cope with their physical difficulties.
Because spiritual wellbeing is personal, different people will find some approaches or factors more helpful than others, however some of the things that can help spiritual wellbeing are:
Aston’s Chaplaincy Team can help people to reflect on their spiritual life and help signpost to appropriate services as necessary.