Spiritual Wellness is not defined one way. Some describe it as the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. Other Spiritual Wellness Experts describe it like this:
“an inner sense of living relationship to a higher power (God, nature, spirit, universe, the creator, or whatever your word is for the ultimate love, guiding life-force).” Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Others might describe Spiritual Wellness as having a sense of meaning and purpose, of being able to make sense out of or at least accept a life and a world that do not always make sense.
Most fundamentally, Spiritual Wellness can be defined as a sense of belonging that comes through feeling connected to oneself and to something beyond and bigger than oneself.
Directed by Rev. Dr. Aminah Bradford, the CCPW works to provide opportunities that build into spiritual wellbeing for students, staff and faculty of the academy and college.
Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life partners with departments across campus to integrate aspects of spiritual wellness into the curriculum at Salem College.
The Chaplain’s Office
Rev. Dr. Aminah Bradford works with faculty who want to incorporate theological engagement of spirituality in health humanities courses and in the health leadership curriculum. Her office is located at the front entrance to the Little Chapel next to the Alumnae House. Rev. Dr. Bradford, can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Places for Spiritual Renewal on Campus
There are two spots on campus that are set aside for students, faculty, and staff to participate in spiritual reflection and thought.
The Little Chapel is located between the Computer Lab and Hanes Alumnae House. Monthly worship services are held in Little Chapel and are open to the entire campus community. Little Chapel is also open each day for quiet time, prayer and meditation. Please feel free to take a few minutes and come rest and rejuvenate in this sacred space.
A memorial garden is also installed behind the Alumnae House. This spot, which features a beautiful sculpture created by a Salem alumna, and a handmade bench is dedicated to the memory of alumnae who have passed away. Beautiful plantings contribute to the peace of a spot in which to meditate and think.