The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

The Eight (*see comments below) Dimensions of Wellness are:

  1. Emotional Wellness
  2. Environmental Wellness
  3. Intellectual Wellness
  4. Occupational Wellness
  5. Physical Wellness
  6. Social Wellness
  7. Spiritual Wellness
  8. Vocational Wellness

Read about Wellness and the definition of wellness.

Please note that Interpersonal Wellness and Multicultural Wellness are considered the same as Social Wellness.


  1. September 21st, 2009 at 12:11 | #1

    Update 09/21/2009:
    I am of the belief now, the dimensions of wellness are Seven (7) not eight (8).
    Occupational and Vocational wellness are very close they should be grouped together.
    Thus the Seven dimensions of wellness are:

    1. Emotional Wellness
    2. Environmental Wellness
    3. Intellectual Wellness
    4. Occupational / Vocational Wellness
    5. Physical Wellness
    6. Social Wellness (including Interpersonal & Multicultural Wellness)
    7. Spiritual Wellness

  2. February 11th, 2010 at 04:37 | #2

    @Ethan Z.
    Ethan, you are correct.

  3. February 18th, 2010 at 09:16 | #3
  4. Mart
    Mart
    March 10th, 2011 at 10:00 | #4

    There are 8 dimensions. Your guy left out spiritual

    •physical

    •spiritual

    •social

    •vocational

    •intellectual

    •emotional

    •financial

    •environmental

  5. March 10th, 2011 at 22:08 | #5

    @Mart
    Spiritual is included :) it is a very important one!

  6. July 9th, 2011 at 18:43 | #6

    what about financial wellness?

  7. Greg
    Greg
    September 6th, 2011 at 05:32 | #7

    @Ethan Z.
    I have been looking at such lists and I see a couple distinctions–the 7 you list are commonly agreed upon, but I have also seen ‘Sexual Wellness’ and ‘Nutritional Wellness’ which I think are thick enough branches on the Physical wellness tree that I am not sure I am ready to force them back to the trunk. I do like the number 7 though–it is such an important number through man’s history that I also would like to come up with 7–I may consider the consolidation as you suggest above.

  8. vdenni
    vdenni
    November 22nd, 2011 at 05:47 | #8

    @Ethan Z
    I received a copy of 8 Dimensions of Wellness as:
    Emotional
    Financial
    Social
    Spiritual
    Occupational
    Physical
    Intellectual
    Environmental
    I was asked to write a small paragraph of what they meant to me. (Haven’t completed that yet)

  9. February 11th, 2014 at 16:57 | #9

    @Ethan Z.
    I think there are 8 dimensions, because of financial wellness. How we spend money is tied to our state of mind and can either hurt, hinder, or disrupt our state of wholeness. Those who are in debt, broke, or ecomomically struggling are not balanced, depressed, anxious, and in need of fullfilment

  1. October 14th, 2011 at 15:14 | #1