GIVE YOUR LIFE THE GIFT OF WELLNESS
Why Our Programs?
Holistic wellness combines a healthy body, a strong mind, an open heart, and a peaceful soul with a purposeful life, a sense of fulfillment, and sets of continuous goals to enhance healthy lifestyles and personal potential. Although “wellness” is not replacement for “illness-free,” the World Health Organization suggests that “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In this case, it can be said that wellness is the essential part to complement and enjoy good health.
There are several areas wellness covers, which can be enhanced with support programs:
- Physical Well-Being refers to the absence of diseases and the proper physiological functioning of the body. Beyond nutrition and personal safety, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists suggests physical well-being includes “lifestyle behavior choices to ensure health, avoid preventable diseases and conditions, and to live in a balanced state of body, mind, and spirit.”
- Psychological or Mental Well-Being is based on the general assessment made of one’s life, both individually and in relation to the environment. Or as the WHO puts, it is a “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
- Emotional Well-Being refers to the ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions. N. Simon Tchekmedyian et al say “emotional well-being can be conceptualized as the balance of feelings (positive and negative) experienced in life and the perceived feelings (happiness and satisfaction).”
- Spiritual Well-Being is about our inner selves in communication with the environment while integrating meaning and purpose in life. It is the bridge that connects everything, through one’s self awareness, a connectedness with the arts, nature, or a higher power, the divine or God, something greater than ourselves and beyond this world. “When you find meaning in your life experiences, you will be able to develop a harmony with your inner self and the outside world. In simpler terms, spiritual wellness grants you balance,” says the University of California – Davis Counseling Center.
- While Emotional Well-Being is about knowing yourself deeply and having the ability to act appropriately in different situations, Social Well-Being focuses on establishing healthy, balanced and quality interpersonal relationships, in which communication, support and affection prevail. Or which Wellbeing Therapy Space refers to as “our ability to make and maintain meaningful positive relationships and regular contact with other people in our world – family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.”
Integrating wellness into your life takes perseverance and a spirit of improvement, because daily work is necessary to achieve the lifestyle that you want. Scientific research by the National Institutes of Health suggests that our longevity is dependent less upon genetics and more (up to 75%) upon our lifestyle, so support programs, such as yoga, meditation or health coaching, are essential not only in contributing to better health but also a longer life!