Positive emotions play a unique role in ameliorating health. Their benefits may be conferred through psychological and physical pathways underpinning stress regulation and biobehavioral health management. Multicomponent integrative health interventions have demonstrated efficacy for improving emotional well-being, physical health, symptom management, and quality of life in patient and caregiver populations including cancer, chronic pain, dementia, HIV, and more.
Identify psychological and physical health benefits of positive emotions
Name pathways by which positive emotions influence health and well-being
Explain at least one integrative health approach to increasing positive emotions