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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Live in wellness by using traditional and indigenous self help tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260465  Live in wellness by using traditional and indigenous self help tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to use energy based health and wellness practices as self-help tools. This unit standard is designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for the maintenance and protection of good health in all fields of our complex society.

According to numerous experts, a large number of people are affected by high levels of stress, which may be due to numerous factors such as natural disasters, accidents, poverty, un-employment, domestic abuse.

The context of this Unit Standard refers to philosophical aspects, practices and procedures involving the promotion of living in wellness, the furthering of personal growth and taking personal responsibility for ones well being.

This unit Standard would be useful for any person involved in training health care workers, home carers, auxiliary health care workers, community workers, child-care minders, people who generally find themselves in a stressful environment and need to take care of other people's needs or complaints, such as police, defence and correctional services personnel, workers in the hospitality industry, teachers, call centre operators and customer care personnel.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of stress factors and their effect on body and mind.
  • Explaining the need for self-care.
  • Explaining the concept of living in wellness.
  • Demonstrating the techniques to calm, relax and energise the body and mind. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of stress factors and their effect on body and mind. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of stress as used in various fields is explained and the common causal factors identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The concept of stress as used in various fields include but are not limited to language, mechanical, music, medical, psychological.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general effects of stress are discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stress includes but is not limited to good stress (eustress) and detrimental stress (distress).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stress response is explained in terms of its effect on the immune system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons why continual, detrimental stress is damaging to a person's health is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Common everyday stress factors are listed and explained in relation to their impact on one's life. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lists should include at least two factors each from the following groups, Sociological, Cultural and Personal factors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The effects of detrimental stress factors are explained as they relate to a person's life. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Detrimental stress factors include but are not limited to those affecting well-being in the physical, mental emotional and behavioural states.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the need for self-care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of compassion fatigue and/or burn-out is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of caring for self is discussed and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategies arising out of Western culture are explained in relation to their use in managing stress. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies include but are not limited to physical, mental and environmental.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various traditional and indigenous strategies are discussed in relation to their use in managing stress. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Traditional and indigenous strategies include but are not limited to physical, mental, environmental.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the concept of living in wellness using body-mind practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The salient points of a number of energy-based body-mind practices are discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energy-based body-mind practices include but are not limited to integrating body-mind practices, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, breath-work, visualization, acupressure and finger-holds.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between the "external" and "internal" arts are explained in relation to active and passive methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Some of the models that are used to explain "energy work" are explained in relation to their applications and effects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Models include but are not limited to Meridians, Chakras.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate calming, relaxing and energising movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different aspects and benefits of the energy practices are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Movements to manage the body to reduce stress levels are explained and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stress alleviation tools to reduce stress levels include but are not limited to increasing the flexibility and movement range of joints, opening up airways, i.e. increasing the lung capacity, relaxing muscles, strengthening muscles, improving posture, improving balance, increasing self-awareness, developing emotional well-being and a positive attitude to life, strengthening the immune system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods for preventing injury and gaining the most benefits from the practices are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Breath-work protocols are demonstrated and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breath-work protocols include but are not limited observing the breath, abdominal breathing, reverse breathing, alternate nostril breathing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A body scan, meditation and acupressure points are demonstrated to show how tension can be released. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The emotional freedom technique is explained and demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual offering training in this US must be an accredited practitioner.
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The concept of "living in wellness" using Body-mind practices.
  • Capacitar Tai Chi Qi Gong.
  • The use, effect and modus operandi of visualisations.
  • History of EFT is discussed with examples. EFT for managing stress:
    > Affirmation messages; sequence of application. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to understand and manage personal stress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to apply stress management techniques in order to live in wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that time is allocated to adopt techniques to alleviate and manage stress and achieve personal wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to different stress management theories and techniques and determine what works most effectively in own personal context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to impart and share stress management techniques in personal context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to access information on stress management techniques that can contribute to wellness in own personal context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that stress management does not exist in isolation and that the various factors will affect stress levels and the efficacy of the implementation of stress management and wellness techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credit Justification:

    Activity; Hours; Credits:
  • Classroom Teaching; 20 Hours; 2 Credits.
  • Practice; 20 Hours; 2 Credits.
  • Other (Reading); 10 Hours; 1 Credits.

    Total: 50 Hours; 5 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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