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To own our well-being we need an integrated, science-based understanding. Only through owning our well-being can we build healthy futures.

This module shares what it means to be well, with practices that can help you cultivate your own well-being


Owning Your Well-being



Through an exploration of  'hard science' you will  discover and learn what it means to be well. You will learn practices that can help you cultivate your own well-being straight away. Through reflecting upon what well-being is and how we can work towards a more sustainable approach to your own well-being you will come to learn an integrated understanding of how we work and become an expert of your own well-being. You will come to recognise sustainable well-being  through,

connecting with ourselves

connecting with others, and

connecting with nature.

What will I learn?

Take Your Learning Further

This module will enable you to explore the vital question, How can we own and achieve a sustainable approach to well-being?

This module has been designed as the first stage in a four part process of Understand - Explore - Materialise - Reflect.


Stage Two, Explore (Available in early Spring 2021), provides a hands on opportunity to learn more about sustainable well-being

On completing this Module you will gain access to a range of Elective resources and mini-modules which provide additional opportunities to go deeper into the content covered within the Module.


  1. What is your personal definition of well-being?

  2. Behaviour, Habits, Stress and You

  3. Understanding well-being from an ecosystemic approach - Why Somatics?

  4. Putting it into Practice 

  5. Take it further

  6. Going deeper - elective mini-modules



Shaun Brooking is a qualified sports scientist with an honours degree in human performance, specialising in a whole body, whole person approach to health and wellbeing. Drawing upon 12 years of knowledge and experience in movement coaching, injury rehabilitation and embodied learning, His philosophy holds that we can make changes to ourselves and our bodies for the better, at any stage of our lives. 



Geoff Cresswell,. As Director of Introteach/Cyfle Dysgu’s successful Thrive programme, which focuses on the wellbeing of school leaders, Geoff is very motivated by the idea of using his knowledge and experience of successful change management to equip and support the current and next generation of school leaders, and in turn, make a significant difference to the lives of pupils, staff and the community around a school.


Nanna Ryder is a Primary teacher turned university lecturer, Nanna was highly significant in the work with the Curriculum in the Wales development, with her work with AOLE for Health and Wellbeing and the progression steps. 


On completion of this Module you will gain access to a range of elective mini-modules & resources including:

Somatic Stress Relief

This elective enables you to access usable body based practices to build resilience and re-set stress.

What underpins the thinking for the AoLE for Health and Wellbeing for the Curriculum for Wales - by Nanna Ryder

This elective explores the purpose and process of the Health and Well-being AOLE as part of the development and deployment of the new Curriculum for Wales.

Well-being in action

This elective enables you to engage with practices to enhance your approach to managing your well-being and helping others manage theirs.

The pursuit of happiness: What do we mean by well-being for young learners? - by Carys Jennings

An exploration of well-being as part of a deliberate approach to classroom practice.

Well-being: Theory & Practice - by Geoff Cresswell.

This elective challenges you to take your understanding of well-being further. Geoff invites you to engage with the theory and practice of well-being to develop a deeper understanding. He also introduces you to APPLE approach.

"I have acquired techniques to centre myself and calm myself which I am sure i will use."


"I have gained understanding of how my body may react to things in certain ways."

"Lots of ideas that I can now apply to my daily work."

"To pause and know when stress is making me ill."

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