The Soul Health Model is something I use with clients on a daily basis. In this model, the soul is depicted in an illustration of a tree—the integrated “essence” of a dynamic living being. Much like the growth of a tree, the soul’s evolution depends on the health of the elements available to it. In the case of the soul’s evolution, the humanly elements of life are the basis for unimpeded growth.
of the tree represent 10 primary areas of the human condition which must be in balance for the soul’s most optimal growth and evolution.
These include Physical, Psychological, Interpersonal, Social, Financial, Intellectual, Environmental, Sexual, Spiritual and Recreational branches of health. These branches bridge the gap between the human condition and the soul.
The model emphasizes that when one branch is broken it is impossible for the rest of the tree to remain unaffected. Even one unhealthy branch can have a traumatic impact on the soul’s overall health.
This branch of health symbolizes freedom from physical disease or other signs of ill health.
Important factors to maintain this branch include good nutrition, adequate sleep, basic physical fitness, reasonable mobility, adequate energy and motivation.
“Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.” ~Henry David Thoreau
It is said that during sleep we are the closest to spirit, so grab your Soulful Slumber and see how sacred your nighttime hours can be.
This branch signifies the freedom from emotional dis-ease and the ability to maintain a sense of contentment.
Emphasizes an overall sense of well-being, self-esteem, positive self-image and of course emotional health—including freedom from depression, anxiety or other psychological disturbance.
“No soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.” ~ Aristotle
The “winter blues” affect millions of people every year. I’ve created this boosting blend to help you navigate seasonal sadness by lifting your spirits, brightening your mood and soothing your soul. Let Blues Buster boost your mood so you can bring sunshine back into the season.
This branch represents the people—and animals—that we value in our lives.
Family, friends, partners, pets, neighbors, coworkers, clergy and any others with whom we have contact help us create a sense of community.
“We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Souls come together at just the right time and place, but Love Magnet can help you open yourself to finding a mate who matches your current path.
This branch emphasizes the importance of the quality of our relationships, not just that we have them.
Interpersonal health reflects healthy boundaries, good communication, a good balance of independence and inter-dependence with others (good give-and-take relationships), mutual respect and equality within one’s relationships.
“Blessed is the influence of one, true loving human soul on another.” ~George Eliot
Drawing a line in the sand can be tough. Boundary Boost includes several oils to help you pause to think things through, ground you as you prepare to speak, and assert yourself when ready.
This branch highlights the need for mental stimulation regardless of gainful employment.
It is important that life provides engagement in daily tasks, curiosity about people and ideas, acquisition of new knowledge and a general quest for learning.
“The soul becomes dyed by the color of its thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius
Finding your passion is usually at the top of people’s to-do lists. Passion Pursuit was designed to facilitate the process of aligning to your higher purpose.
This branch depends on clean, safe, healthy and generally satisfying surroundings.
To sustain this branch requires a comfortable climate, good air quality, reasonable sound regulation, lack of clutter and some degree of control over other external factors that might undermine environmental health and well-being. This includes aspects of the “emotional environment” such as ongoing corporate stress, family tension and threats to personal safety.
The health of this branch depends on having ample financial resources to meet our basic needs.
Spending within our limits, preventing major debt, saving for the future, investing well, planning for retirement and developing healthy ideas about the use of money are all ways we can maintain the health of this branch.
“It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.” ~Lucretius
Prosperity Promoter helps you envision the wealth you would like in your life, create a plan to receive it and claim what you deserve.
This branch of health accentuates the need for active and deliberate attention to our spiritual life for our soul to grow.
This branch depends on a healthy sense of inner peace and/or a belief in higher power and includes regular participation in “centering” techniques such as prayer, meditation and ritual.
“We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit and light up the brain.” ~Tom Robbins
Everyone wants more peace in their lives. Inner Peace was blended to help you relax, instill a sense of calm and help you breathe in a more contented way.
The sexual branch addresses the ability to see sexual activity as an intimate act, not one that causes trauma or something that harms one’s well-being.
This branch includes healthy sexual boundaries, an understanding of appropriate sexual activity with self and others, the ability to see sexual activity as an intimate act within a relationship and freedom from sexual trauma.
“The body can become a vehicle to that which is beyond the body and sex energy can become a spiritual force.” ~Osho
Sex can be stressful for many people due to shyness, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and many other concerns. Sex Ease was blended to ease you into sexual intimacy so you can overcome the stress you’ve associated with this important branch of health.
The recreational branch emphasizes that fun and leisure are essential to overall health.
Activity that invokes appropriate laughter and lightheartedness, as well as both physical and emotional release of tension, acts as good medicine.
“If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.” ~Logan Smith
Life balance includes taking intentional steps toward restoration and renewal, but this can be difficult to allow into your life. Restore & Renew lightens and brightens life.
Soul Health is a user-friendly conceptual model for attaining the deepest and most complete form of health, which is soul health. As you will see, soul health is multidimensional and is certain to expand and to deepen your awareness.