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Are we really getting what it means to experience TRUE WELLBEING?

More than ever right now, we are being called to bring more self-care and mindful awareness to our everyday health. For so long, physical fitness has been a big topic when we talk about boosting wellness. And, I totally agree it is super important, not only for our physical health but also our mental wellbeing.

But, what about those other parts of the wellness spectrum that often get neglected in times of need, especially when life throws us a curve ball or two or three?

What about our emotional fitness, our mental fitness, our social fitness or even our spiritual fitness?

Unlike traditional mainstream paradigms,  my Whole Life Wellness Model incorporates a multidimensional view of health; introducing a whole-life, whole-person approach to boosting health and wellness. It’s a lifestyle approach for EVERYONE.

 

My WHOLE LIFE wellness model offers an approach that encompasses all aspects of the wellness spectrum. It looks at a person’s health as a combined product of internal and external influences, and focuses on the mind and body, working together, as a synergistic whole.

 

 

Embracing the heart, the science and the wisdom

My wellness philosophy is heart-centred, holistic and holistically integrated. It infuses modern scientific advances, with the nurturing wisdom and philosophy of yoga, breathwork and mindfulness.

It taps into brain science, neuroplasticity and the power of epigenetics. It engages the heart-mind and embraces the health-giving benefits of mind-body medicine for better mental and physical wellbeing.

(You can find out more about ‘neuroplasticity’ and ‘epigentics’ in the Mind Body Living Centre’s resource page. This stuff is fascinating & opens up a whole new way of thinking about health and disease. It scientifically supports the intrinsic ability of the body and mind to be able to rewire, reprogram and reset, given the right conditions and support. This is pretty exciting, and a beautiful tool for change).

I believe it is important, if not critical, to acknowledge and recognise the ancient intuitive traditions and indigenous healing philosophies that have been practised and passed down over thousands of years giving us valuable wisdom and insight into unlocking the healing secrets of our mind, and unveiling the potential of true sustainable wellbeing.

Many traditional tribal belief systems emphasise the importance of interconnectedness & community, routines and rituals attuned to the natural biorhythms of nature,  breathing practices for cultivating calm and courage, meditation practices to anchor ourselves to the present moment, connections with the natural environment, traditional dance, play, and art for full creative expression, and a deep sense of connection to one’s inner LIFE and spiritual essence.

To truly experience complete wellbeing in all its richness and facets, we need to embrace the science, engage the heart and embody the wisdom.

This is the foundation of my WHOLE LIFE philosophy.

 

 What is the Whole Life philosophy?

Livng a WHOLE LIFE enables meaningful, joyful and purposeful engagement with the things that matter the most to you.

It embodies our physical health, as well as our mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. It encompasses the importance of rest, and the impact that our environment has on our overall wellness.

Ultimately, my WHOLE LIFE wellness model recognises that true, sustainable health and wellbeing needs to encompass a whole-person, whole-life approach to enable full occupational engagement to the activities, connections and things that give you meaning, purpose and joy.

 

The seven core domains of my Whole Life wellness model

  1. Physical
  2. Mental
  3. Emotional
  4. Spiritual
  5. Social
  6. Rest
  7. Environment

A healthy, balanced lifestyle engages all seven domains to enable optimal occupational engagement and wellness. Click here to check out my Whole-Life Wellness Wheel and explore these domains in greater detail.