The Uni-being model: A multi-dimensional wellbeing toolkit
Laura Byrne and Tim Lomas
Citation: Byrne, L., & Lomas, T. (2020). ‘The Uni-being model: A multi-dimensional wellbeing toolkit’. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 4, 15, 1-15.
Processing dates: Submitted: 24 February 2020; Resubmitted: 24 June 2020; Accepted: 24 July 2020; Published 4 November 2020.
In the last two decades, the proponents of positive psychology have expanded its evidence base to include multiple constructs and interventions pertaining to wellbeing. In recent years, the proponents of second wave positive psychology have encouraged a more synergistic and multi-dimensional view of wellbeing. This paper suggests that a meta-theoretical model that aligns the constructs within positive psychology and second wave positive psychology is required.
To address this need, the Uni-being model is introduced and described herein. It is suggested that the Uni-being model is multi-dimensional and universal-relativist. It is possible to situate extant theories and interventions within the framework of the model. Furthermore, the structure of the model is amenable to idiosyncratic circumstances and cultures, thus allowing users to create their own pathways through the model. The Uni-being model may serve as a tool for researchers to propose and investigate conceptual
pathways. An example of an 8-week program, that may be derived from the model is introduced. Future research directions, including theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Keywords: positive psychology, Uni-being model, multi-dimensional, contextual, mindfulness.
Laura Byrne is a PhD Student at Aston University, West Midlands, UK
Dr Tim Lomas is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of East London, UK