JI Course 106: EVEN BETTER AFTER 50:

 How to Become and Remain WELL IN BODY, WISE IN MIND & WHOLE IN SPIRIT in the Second Half of Life

Wellness is much more than physical; it's psychological and spiritual as well. This course gives you an entirely new appreciation of living a vital and vitalizing life regardless of age and physical condition.

This course goes far beyond simple “health practices” (diet, exercise, etc.) for better health, it teaches how to harness psychological power, and spiritual strength to remain as totally healthy in body, mind, and spirit as possible. The course has three parts:

I. Achieving Lifelong Wellness ................. BODY

Wellness has clear attitudinal qualities; it's not simply the absence of disease. Health is a very personal thing, a state of thriving, not simply surviving. Wellness means adding life to your years, not simply years to your life!

II. Mastering the Art of Living Wisely ......... MIND

Being wise means that the Lifelong Faith Learner has developed methods for approaching life that allows her or him to think clearly, accurately, and rationally about themselves and about others, and consequently able to make wise life decisions.

III. Discovering the Pathways to Wholeness ..... SPIRIT

Wholeness refers to a state of personal integration: optimal spirituality and health. When a person is whole, she or he has personal integrity, all the pieces of their life are cohesively held together by unifying principles. There is a transcendent quality to these Lifelong Faith Learning Adults.

The course teaches you the necessary knowledge and equips you with the tools so you can teach the course on your own.

Students are certified to use the "Well, Wise & Whole Profile" (WWWP), a faith development assessment tool that generates a 20-page picture of body, mind, and spirit strengths and possible weaknesses on their road to optimal spirituality and health.

NOTE: Students are not to be considered "Healers" or "Health Practitioners" in any formal sense.

Course Materials:

  1. TEXT: Johnson, R. P., Even Better After 50: How to Remain Well of Body, Wise of Mind, and Whole of Spirit in the Second Half of Life,  AGES Press, St. Louis, MO, 2010: paperback 238 pages
  2. The Well, Wise & Whole Profile (WWWP)
  3. Topical Outlines and Insight Activities
  4. 8 one-hour recorded class sessions
  5. 8 Powerpoint presentations to accompany each class session
  6. End of Course Review



Course 106 is one of 12 courses that make-up the JOHNSON Institute curriculum in Spiritual Gerontology and Maturing Adult Faith Formation, culminating in student's earning their Professional Certificate in Spiritual Gerontology (PCSG). 

This course may be taken anytime in a self-study format.

Tuition: $199  Materials:  $40

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