Adapted from Te Whare Tapa Whā, which looks at the four dimensions of wellbeing: Physical, Spirituality, Connectedness, and Mental & Emotional health.
Taha Wairua – Spiritual Health
Our wairua is one of the most important yet most overlooked cornerstones of health. Who we are, our sense of belonging and our ability to have faith in a higher power all contribute to a strong wairua. A strong wairua means knowing our own identity and being content with who we are and spending time reflecting, or doing things that make us happy.
Here are some ways you can increase or strengthen your wairua:
Spend time within the realms of nature – going for a bush walk, swimming in a river, walking on the beach
Attend church or places you know nurture your soul
Reconnect with family
Give yourself permission to reflect and grow
Learn what it is that keeps you peaceful and content
Here are some questions to facilitate check in discussions with your team members:
On a scale of 1-10, how strong is the state of your mental health currently? What is the reason you have given yourself this score? Where do you want the number to be?
What strategies could help you reach this number?