An integrative framework

The Learning for Well-being Framework

We want to bring together a critical mass of partners to engage in mutually reinforcing activities that support competent systems in Education, Health and Welfare.

To do this, we need a way to express our common intentions and understandings about the ways in which systems work and how they can develop.

The integrative framework, depicted in the graphic, is one way to express a common language that is equally appropriate at the individual, organizational, or societal level.

The L4WB integrative framework expresses the essential characteristics and organic way by which systems function and evolve.  It begins with a way of referencing wholeness through taking into account the four perspectives (1). It continues with the unfolding of our unique potential (2); understanding inner diversity as our way of being in the world and how we learn and develop (3); cultivating how we communicate and express our relationships (4); taking responsibility to participate in our lives (5); recognizing the interdependency of systems in which we live (6); and allowing a flow of feedback from internal and external sources (7).

4-7-9-1

We refer to the L4WB Integrative Framework as 4-7-9-1 because it describes:

  • 4 Perspectives         Physical – Emotional – Mental – Spiritual;
  • 7 Principles              Wholeness – Purpose – Diversity – Relationships – Participation – Systems – Feedback;
  • 9 Core Capacities   Relaxing – Noticing – Reflecting – Listening – Inquiring – Empathizing – Subtle Sensing – Enriching sensory awareness –
    Discerning patterns and systemic processes; and
  • 1 Vision                     Inclusive and supportive societies where everyone realises their unique potential throughout their life