Health and wellness groups help individuals, families and organisations to develop and maintain optimal states of overall wellbeing and functioning. This is done by educating and motivating them to improve and balance the physical, mental, social and environmental factors that influence them. Wellness groups do not restrict their efforts to healing – they also strive to add a sense of fulfillment and meaningful purpose to life.
Advice about wellness groups
Feel free to call us for obligation-free advice about wellness programs and referrals to groups that suit your circumstances.
Wellness health integration
Historically, the phrase “health and wellness” insinuated two different types of health. However, over time the word “wellness” has emerged as a stand-alone term for the integration of all health-related factors. It was inspired by the concept that healthy bodies need healthy minds and vice versa. As a result, many of these groups now refer to themselves only as “wellness groups”.
Wellness health reversal
Physical health usually affects behaviour. The reverse is also true. Healing one problem may not always automatically heal another. However, if one condition remains unresolved, it usually leads to problems in other areas of a person’s psyche. Wellness groups accept that broader, all-inclusive treatment, rather than, for instance, just medication, is necessary for effective remediation.
Wellness health diversity
Wellness groups focus on improving and balancing all factors that influence the overall wellbeing of people. The factors include emotional, environmental, social, occupational, financial, intellectual, relationship, medical, spiritual and physical elements. Though some groups may lack professional resources, most of them offer valuable support for people with similar interests.
The spirit of wellness groups
Wellness improvement programs are offered by both commercial and nonprofit organisations. Some commercial agencies have an interest in the health of employees or communities and indirectly benefit from implementing or sponsoring free wellness programs. However, most nonprofit wellness groups are voluntary initiatives managed and sustained by private inhabitants of local communities.
Voluntary communal wellness groups are usually nonprofit entities that provide free opportunities for people to engage in social networking, mutual encouragement, outdoor activities, exchange of information and gaining essential knowledge about shared interests. Commercial enterprises usually offer more advanced professional guidance and resources than free community groups, but usually require financial investment by patients or clients.
Many sub-groups have emerged to cater for specific types of wellness pursuits. These include groups and ventures specialising in physical training and other outdoor activities, motivational training, tourism, arts and culture, spiritualism, diets and herbs, intellectual education, and many other dedicated pursuits that can contribute, in some way, to the overall wellness of people.
Wellness programs include meditation programs like yoga, as well as aroma therapy, acupuncture, self-managed healing, homeopathic solutions, spas, and many other options. A consistent requirement is that the initiative must contribute to a balanced overall outcome and not negatively affect other elements of the psyche in favour of a single pursuit.
Because mental and physical health is commonly practiced by psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, medical and other health practitioners, they they may also offer group therapy as an outpatient service. Rehabilitation centres usually implement it as part of their residential programs, and some also offer it as an outpatient option.
Voluntary community-based wellness groups are suitable for people who do not require medical treatment for injuries or substance withdrawal symptoms, or when emotional dysfunctions are not severe enough to require professional care. It is especially good for long-term prevention of relapses.
Wellness group helpline
If you need advice about problems related to your emotional and physical wellbeing, do call us now for confidential and obligation-free assistance. We have the outreach and resources to help with information and referrals to suitable groups and other sources of help. Our contact information is available on this page.
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