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The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as:


'A state in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to the community.'

Learning about wellbeing and how to take good care of ourselves is essential to live a good life.  Evidence and life experience shows us that if we do not look after ourselves, we cannot expect to be able to share the best of ourselves in our relationships and work with others. 

Balance is essential for wellbeing and we need to use our strengths with awareness in order to help us achieve this balance. Indeed if we do not do this our strengths can also become our greatest weaknesses.  For example, if you are an incredibly kind person, with integrity and a desire to help others, this may mean that you give of your time and of your self so much that you have no time or energy left for you.  Another example might be if you are a particularly forgiving person, meaning that if someone does wrong by you, you find it easy to let go and move on.  This is a beautiful strength to have when it is kept grounded within good limits and a healthy dose of self respect however, repeatedly forgiving someone in an abusive relationship for example, will eventually have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing.  The more we compromise past limits that are healthy for ourselves, the more we run the risk of losing our balance and becoming stressed.  

According to Dr Martin Seligman we can enhance our happiness and wellbeing by having a good balance of the following aspects in our lives: 

  • P Positive Emotion - feeling good

  • E Engagement - finding flow

  • R Relationship - positive connections

  • M Meaning - purposeful existence

  • A Achievement - a sense of accomplishment

At Wings for Success Cate uses the PERMA model for assessment, planning and development throughout your coaching experience, asking and finding the answers to questions such as: 

  • How can you obtain more positive emotions? 

  • How can you encourage more engagement in your life? 

  • Are you happy with the relationships in your life and if not, what do you need to do to change them? 

  • Where do you have meaning in your life and where can you make more meaning?

  • What have you accomplished and what do you want to accomplish? 


Cate can help you approach your wellbeing with a holistic strategy for improvement that you can maintain.   Indeed once you start to feel more in control or you see the evidence of positive change, you will also start to see the ripple effect that this can have on the other areas of your life.  With wellbeing comes resilience and a greater capacity to deal with all that life wishes to throw at you.   




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