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Experience Type – Aesthetic

Aesthetic experiences are those that involve appreciating beauty, whether it be through visual art, music, literature, or nature. These experiences can bring us joy and provide us with a sense of awe and wonder. Engaging in aesthetic experiences can have several benefits for overall wellbeing, ranging from reducing stress to increasing creativity. In this article, we will explore five benefits of aesthetic experiences and how they relate to wellbeing.

  • Reduced stress

One of the most significant benefits of aesthetic experiences is their ability to reduce stress. Engaging in activities that involve appreciating beauty, such as visiting an art museum or spending time in nature, can help us relax and let go of stress. This can lead to a reduction in stress levels and an overall sense of wellbeing.

  • Increased creativity

Aesthetic experiences can also increase creativity. Engaging in activities that involve appreciating beauty and creativity, such as reading or listening to music, can inspire us and spark our own creativity. This can lead to increased innovation and problem-solving skills, leading to improved overall wellbeing.

  • Enhanced mood

Aesthetic experiences can also enhance our mood. Engaging in activities that bring us joy and appreciation, such as listening to our favorite music or visiting a beautiful garden, can boost our mood and increase feelings of happiness. This can lead to improved overall wellbeing and a greater sense of fulfillment in life.

  • Increased empathy

Aesthetic experiences can also increase empathy. Engaging in activities that involve appreciating beauty and human emotion, such as reading literature or watching a play, can help us develop greater empathy and understanding of others. This can lead to improved social connections and overall wellbeing.

  • Increased sense of meaning

Finally, aesthetic experiences can provide us with a greater sense of meaning. Engaging in activities that involve appreciating beauty and art can give us a sense of purpose and connection to the world around us. This can lead to increased overall wellbeing and a greater sense of fulfillment in life.

As an ‘Experience Type’, an Aesthetic experience occurs where the participants absorb experiences that appeal to the senses. The mind is immersed in the environment, but it is not affected or altered.

In conclusion, engaging in aesthetic experiences can provide several benefits that positively impact one’s wellbeing. From reduced stress to increased creativity and empathy, aesthetic experiences can help us thrive both emotionally and socially.


By incorporating aesthetic experiences into our lives, we can promote overall wellbeing and live a more fulfilling life.

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

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