Strength - Outline

Found within this outline are a variety of topics which have been addressed within the Strength unit of this website, as well as corresponding questions for consideration. Please click here if you would like to access an activity based on this outline.

Artistic Creativity

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Questions to Consider

Music’s Impact on Total Well-Being

With regards to this thematic unit on strength, what are the four primary areas of total well-being which music impacts?
What are some significant gains that we can attain by incorporating music into our everyday lives?
In which ways can music have the power to help the body stay young?

Music’s Impact on Physical Health

What are some ways in which music can benefit physical well-being?

Music’s Impact on Mental Health

What are some ways in which music can impact mental well-being?

Music’s Impact on Emotional Health

What are some ways in which music can assist emotional well-being?

Music’s Impact on Soulful Health

What are some ways in which music can boost soulful well-being?

Strength from the Arts

What are some ways in which the arts can reduce negative stress?
What are some ways in which the arts impact stress with regards to each of the four primary realms of well-being?
What are some ways in which music builds strength?

A Therapeutic Source

What is a key reason that music is successful in serving a variety of health needs?
What is neuroscience and how is it associated with music?
Why has music therapy become increasingly consulted as a means to help people attain well-being?

Academics

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Questions to Consider

Understanding Strength

What is stress, and why is it important that people learn to effectively manage it?
Does struggle need to be viewed with a negative perspective? If not, how could struggle serve beneficially?
What is strength and how does it differentiate from power?
Is strength always physical?
How can we find strength through stress and struggle?

Identifying Your Strengths

How do strengths differ from weaknesses?
Why is it important to identify our strengths and weaknesses?
In which ways can our strengths and weaknesses help us stay on course to achieve our goals?

Altruism

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Questions to Consider

Strengthening Others

What do we gain as we learn to persevere throughout our pathways and overcome the hurdles in our lives?
What are some ways in which there can be power in information?
In which ways can we gain strength from others as they share their personal stories?
Why is it difficult for some people to share their personal stories?
Why should we share our personal stories with others?

Transcending Boundaries

By what is music limited?
In which ways does music transcend boundaries and promote expression?
How can we positively contribute to society in unique ways?

Advancement

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Questions to Consider

Overcoming Your Obstacles

How can music be our guides as we overcome our obstacles?
What are some tips to remember when rising above hurdles?
How can you remain positive when confronting obstacles?
What are measures that you can take in becoming an overcomer?

Battling Insecurities

What are some factors that cause insecurities, and what steps can we take to confront these types of factors?
What are some techniques that can help us gain confidence?
Why is low self-esteem critical to address, and what are some techniques that we can employ when tackling low self-esteem?

Cultivating Health – Physical Overview

Why is it important to take care of our physical bodies?
Why may some people neglect to take care of their physical bodies?
What negative effects may occur when people neglect taking care of their physical bodies?
What is meant by conscientious decisions?

Exercise

Why is it imperative that exercise is performed regularly?
What are some of the many benefits of exercise?
Why is it important to integrate proper nutrition and routine exercise?
What are some reasons that people may choose not to exercise, and what should people with these reasons bear in mind?

Illnesses and Impairments

How may physical impairments and illnesses affect overall well-being?
How can people with illnesses and impairments keep positive perspectives?
How can people develop their strength despite illnesses and impairments?
How do people who battle with health issues become victorious when others find it difficult to accomplish the day’s tasks?

Nutrition

What is proper nutrition, and why is it important?
What are some of the benefits of proper nutrition?
What does forming healthy habits mean, and why can it be considered a battle of the mind?

Sleep

Why is attaining adequate rest imperative to well-being?
What may be some of the negative effects associated with a deprivation of sleep?
Is there an adequate substitute for sleep?
How can music help people who suffer from sleep deprivation?
(For more questions associated with sleep, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Cultivating Health – Mental Overview

What are some examples of mental disorders?
What are some ways in which mental disorders can pose multiple negative effects for those who suffer from them?
What is meant by stigmatization, and why is it important that the practice be ended?
How have the arts been beneficial in raising awareness of mental disorders and the need to end stigmatization?
What are some ways that we can be supportive of those who face mental health struggles?

Anxiety

How does anxiety differ from anxiety disorders?
Why are anxiety disorders often misunderstood in society, and why is it important that we address mental disorders appropriately?
Why may identifying anxiety disorders be more complex than some would believe?
What are some examples of anxiety disorders, and how can they affect well-being?
Who can experience anxiety disorders?
What causes anxiety disorders?
What are some intervention techniques used to help people who are challenged with anxiety disorders?
(For more questions associated with anxiety, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Depression

What is depression, and how can it serve as a significant hindrance to mental well-being?
Why does depression mandate critical attention?
What are some of the conditions associated with depression?
Who is affected by depression?
What are some types of intervention that may be helpful for people experiencing depression?
How can music serve a significant role in helping people that are suffering from depression?
(For more questions associated with depression, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Drug Addiction

Why is drug addiction considered to be a mental illness?
Why does drug addiction mandate immediate attention?
What are some of the effects that can be associated with drug addiction?
How can people develop drug dependence?
Why are some people who suffer with drug addiction reluctant to obtain help?
What are some intervention techniques that may help people who suffer from drug dependence, and why is it important for people who have experienced drug addiction to obtain prolonged assistance?
(For more questions associated with drug addiction, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Eating Disorders

What are some factors that may lead to the onset of eating disorders?
What are some types of eating disorders, and in which ways can they pose complications to well-being?
Why is it imperative that people suffering from eating disorders receive treatment?
How can music serve a significant role in helping people that are struggling with eating disorders?
(For more questions associated with eating disorders, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Cultivating Health – Emotional Overview

What is emotional health, and why is it important to total well-being?
In which ways can the arts be beneficial to emotional health?

Abuse & Control

What are some ways in which abuse and control affect the victims’ emotional health?
Why is it important for people who find themselves to be victims of abusive or controlling situations to obtain help?
What are some ways in which we can take a stand against abuse and control?
(For more questions associated with abuse and control, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of thus website.)

Bullying

What are some negative effects associated with bullying?
What is cyberbullying, and why is it critical to address?
In which ways have some artists helped raise awareness about the need to end bullying?
What are some ways in which the practice of bullying can be halted?
(For more questions associated with bullying, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)

Closeness

What are some of the reasons why people may choose not to enter close relationships with others?
What roles do trust and vulnerability play with regards to closeness?
Is it important for people to develop close relationships with others, and, if so, why?

Forgiveness

In which ways can unforgiveness or resentment inhibit people from pressing forwards towards their goals?
What does letting go of resentment mean, and why is it important to emotional health?

Loss

What is loss, and what are some types of loss that people may experience?
What are some effects that those who experience loss may confront?
What are some important points to bear in mind when coping with loss?
Why is it important for people who are dealing with loss to have support teams?

Peer Pressure

How can peer pressure be a major obstacle when it comes to people maintaining their well-being?
What tips should people who are confronting peer pressure keep in mind?

Relationships

Why is it imperative that people understand and engage in building relationships that can thrive?
In which ways can ineffective relationships prove detrimental to people’s emotional well-being?
What are some reasons why people may develop difficulties in establishing effective relationships?
What are some fundamental ingredients that are required for effective relationships?
What are some important points to keep in mind when overcoming heartache?

Cultivating Health – Soulful

How can soulful health significantly contribute to our drive to survive?
How can we maintain our soulful well-being?
What may cause our soulful health to suffer?
What are some key tips to remember when considering soulful well-being?
(For more questions associated with soulful well-being, please refer to the FAQs on the associated page of this website.)