be well!

 

Sitara Wellbeing is about being well, with extra focus on women’s pelvic wellbeing.

Wellbeing is not only about the body. Being well means having a balance between not only the different systems in the body, but also between the physiological, physical, psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual systems that we are a part of. Our wellbeing is impacted by the world we live in, and by those around us. It is impacted by how we engage in the world and with people.

Sitara means star in Dari, Persian and Urdu, and the star logo of Sitara Wellbeing (figure right) represents wellbeing from this comprehensive perspective, both in terms of health and in terms of social and cultural collaboration (see below). This perspective underpins the physiotherapy approach, the courses offered, and the yoga.

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description of the star: health

Being well means having a balance between not only the different systems in the body, but also between the physiological, physical, psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual systems that we are a part of. This is represented in the star logo of Sitara Wellbeing, and below is a description for what it means for health.

Each side of the dented triangles represent different systems in the body: the connective tissue system, the muscular system, the visceral system, the nervous system, the immune system, and the hormonal system. The lines of the triangle are curved rather than straight, to illustrate that there are no straight lines in the body. The lines connect and intersect: the systems in the body have their own specific functions, but they blend with each other, they are interdependent and function as a whole.

The smaller circle intersecting the triangles represents breath, nutrition, touch and movement, all which will have an impact on our health. They are essential for functioning of the different systems in the body, whereby the smaller circle intersects with the dented star.

The outer circle represents the individual. Who we are affects how we engage in the context we are in, it affects how we deal with our experiences. What we experience shapes who we are. The circle includes our frames of reference, our genes, our attitudes/state of mind and our behaviour.

The square represents the context. We are all part of a particular context, and that context will affect us directly, who we become and how we engage in life. There are four parts to this: our social context, our work/study context, our cultural context and our environmental context. At the points of intersection we impact, and are impacted by, the context we are a part of.

 
 
 

description of the star: collaboration

Being well means having a balance between not only the different systems in the body, but also between the physiological, physical, psychological, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual systems that we are a part of. This is represented in the star logo of Sitara Wellbeing, and below is a description for what it means for for social and cultural collaboration.

The square represents the context. We are all part of a particular context, and that context will affect us directly, who we become and how we engage in life. There are four parts to this: our social context, our work/study context, our cultural context and our environmental context. At the points of intersection we impact, and are impacted by, the context we are a part of.

The outer circle represents the individual. Who we are affects how we engage in the context we are in, it affects how we deal with our experiences. What we experience shapes who we are. The circle includes our frames of reference, our genes, our behaviour.

The sides of one of the dented triangles represent driving forces that impact why we do what we do. These are power, energy & values, and fear. The sides of the second triangle represents participation, communication and reflection. The lines of the triangle are curved rather than straight, to illustrate that these are processes that are not linear. The lines connect and intersect: these processes are deeply interactive.

The smaller circle intersecting the triangles represents the attitude we have in our interactions with each other: respectful curiosity and cultural reflectiveness.

For more on this, read Crossing borders. Living & learning together in a colourful world.

 
 
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