Some Definitons for Mental Wellness: Mindfulness and Delvopment
January 1, 2011 1 Comment
Just in time for the New Year. I thought I would share some of the ‘emotional grammar terms“ and their respective definitions as I came across them in reading, recently:
These pertain to life long development, are in the opinion of various writers and by no means is this list of definitions exhaustive.
Just some definitions to be mindful of in the Up coming New Year for me:
Dignity -a sense of self value and worth and the expectation of respect and ethical treatment from others.
Self – Confidence – A sense of control and mastery of ones:
body/mind/behavior, in and interacting with ones ‘world’. A sense that one more likely to succeed than not, while undertaking tasks.
Intentionality – the wish, will and capacity to have impact, and to act upon that impact with perseverance.
Related to sense of competence and (perhaps developing sense of purpose and meaning.)
Self control – the ability to modulate and control ones actions in appropriate way [that meets situation]. related to developing social conduct and (perhaps developing self regulation.)
A sense of inner control.
Relatedness – the ability to engage others, based on being understood by; and understanding of, others. Developing sense of empathy and expressing emotion.
Assertiveness – stating concerns, values and feelings without anger, anxiety or passivity.
Mental Metabolism (gestalt theory thinking) – the developing ability to discover, consider , test, and compare: new ideas, actions, values, relationships in small ‘bites’, and to judge if they be rejected or assimilated.
Curiosity – the sense that finding out about objects, subjects, how things works: is positive and leads to pleasure.
Capacity to Communicate: the wish and ability to communicate: ideas; concepts to others.
related to a sense of “trusting”.
Cooperativeness – the development of ability to balance ones own needs with other’s needs in a group.
I’ll be thinking of these terms . plus I added a couple extra definitions of ole’ terms I often use at this blog:
Gestalt -.A whole, form, or configuration. …[ Simkin 1973] … an integration of members of a whole , as contrasted with a Sum total of parts.
Existential – pertaining to a subjects, (eg. person, group, organism, etc.) own existence (eg. participation in life, being, etc.) . some also include pertaining to the purpose or meaning of a subjects existence.
Experiential – pertaining to a subjects copacity, ability and mindfulness of learning by first hand experience.
As I look at the terms, in particular the last couple here, I realise I never attempt to be a “intellectual” in using them. Rather I always wish to be a clear communicator…
…and better communicator.
Have a happy New Years.