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1 Program Overview Colleges & Universities

2 Whole-Person Assessment & Life-Balance Program

3 A Wellness Solution for Students, Faculty or Staff

4 Cultivating Self-Responsibility

5 Opening a Doorway to Our Personal Wellness Journey

6 Helping Students Achieve A Higher Level of Vitality, Health & Wellbeing

7 What is Wellness? An Exploration…

8 A Wellness Tour Through History
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease, than to know what sort of disease a person has.” Hippocrates – ( BC)

9 A Wellness Tour Through History
“You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.” - Rumi (13th Century) A Wellness Tour Through History

10 A Wellness Tour Through History
“Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have.” Florence Nightingale Pioneer - Nursing & Public Health

11 A Wellness Tour Through History
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas Edison

12 “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” World Health Organization From Preamble to the WHO Constitution, 1948

13 “High-level wellness is an integrated method of functioning …
“High-level wellness is an integrated method of functioning ….. oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable, within the environment where he is functioning.” Halbert Dunn, MD, PhD, FAPHA Chief, National Office of Vital Statistics U.S. Public Health Service ( ) High-Level Wellness

14 A Founder of the Modern Wellness Movement
John W. Travis, MD, MPH A Founder of the Modern Wellness Movement Inspired by work of Dr. Halbert Dunn & Dr. Abraham Maslow Protégé of Lewis Robbins, MD, MPH, creator of HRA, while completing residency at Johns Hopkins and working as an officer in the US Public Health Service in early 1970s. Dedicated his life to teaching people to be well Created first wellness center in US in 1975 in Mill Valley, CA Created Wellness Inventory – The original wellness assessment Author of Wellness Workbook (1981, 1998, 2004) Pioneer in working with helping professional’s burnout using his wellness model “Full-Spectrum Wellness”

15 Wellness Workbook Dr. Travis is author of the classic Wellness Workbook, which provides an in-depth overview of wellness and a full chapter on each of the 12 dimensions of wellness. First published in Latest edition, June 2004. Although written for consumers, the Wellness Workbook has been used in graduate programs in nursing and public health, undergraduate health and wellness classes for over 20 years.

16 3 Key Wellness Concepts John W. Travis, MD, MPH

17 The Illness-Wellness Continuum
Key Concept #1: Wellness is a process, never a static state. This model shows the relationship of the Wellness and Treatment Paradigms. Moving from the center to the left shows a progressively worsening state of health. Moving to the right of center indicates increasing levels of health and well-being. The Treatment Paradigm can only take you to the neutral point, where the symptoms of disease have been alleviated. The Wellness Paradigm, utilized at any point on the continuum, moves one towards ever higher levels of wellbeing.

18 The Illness-Wellness Continuum
Think of the continuum as a pathway. People can be headed in either direction. A person who is generally physically healthy, but who is always worrying about their health and complaining, may be to the right of the neutral point, but may be facing towards the left, in the direction of premature death. A person who is physically or mentally challenged may have a positive outlook and be cultivating love instead of fear, and consequently may be facing to the right, in the direction of high-level wellness.

19 The Iceberg Model of Health
Key Concept #2: Illness and Health are only the tip of an iceberg. To understand their causes you must look below the surface.

20 The Iceberg Model of Health

21 The Iceberg Model of Health

22 The Iceberg Model of Health

23 The Wellness Energy System
Key Concept #3: We are energy transformers. All our life processes, including health and illness depend on how we manage energy. Putting together a person’s energy inputs and outputs we have the complete wellness energy system. These 12 life processes are the basis of the Wellness Inventory.

24 Wellness Energy System - Inputs

25 What is Wellness? John W. Travis, MD, MPH
Wellness is a choice…. a decision you make to move toward optimal health. Wellness is a way of life…. a lifestyle you design to achieve your highest potential for well-being. Wellness is a process…. a developing awareness that there is no end point but that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now. Wellness is the integration of the body, mind, and spirit….the appreciation that everything you do, and think, and feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health. Wellness is the loving acceptance of yourself.

26 Preventing Disease or Creating Wellness?
“Prevention, or preventing disease, is an outdated concept. The new concept is creating wellness.” Senator Barbara Mikulski Hearing on Integrative Medicine Senate HELP Committee ( )

27 Cultivating Self-Responsibility
“The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” John Knowles, Former President, The Rockefeller Foundation

28 A Central Organizing Principle for Supporting Student & Staff Wellness

29 “The Wellness Inventory is a foundational wellness tool.”
Stanford Research Institute Spas and the Global Wellness Market

30 What is the Wellness Inventory?
Online, whole person assessment and life-balance program Designed to help us gain personal insight into our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Offers guidance and tools to transform this new awareness into sustainable changes in our lives, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing.

31 How Can the Wellness Inventory Program Benefit Your Students & Staff?
Assess individuals in 12 key areas of wellness and lifestyle. Determine their motivation to change in each area. Support individuals in increasing their personal responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Create personalized wellness plans using a small steps approach. Provide resources & tools to help support them on their wellness journey. Track their wellness progress in meeting their goals. Bring more balance into their lives and support optimal living. Support a higher level of health and wellbeing.

32 Where is the Program Being Used?
University of Arizona – Program for Integrative Medicine –Residents, Fellows, Faculty University of North Carolina Asheville: Curriculum RMIT University (Australia): Curriculum - Masters of Wellness Grand Valley State University: Research – Pilot study in Student wellness Central Queensland University: (Aust) Research - Implementing pilot study with 600 nurses & staff of independent living centers. Trent University (Canada) California Institute for Integral Studies: Curriculum

33 Wellness Inventory profiled in special issue of Military Medicine “Total Force Fitness for the 21st Century: A New Paradigm.” (Aug. 2010) Chosen as an “exemplar” in the Survey of Multidimensional Health and Fitness Indexes.

34 The Individual Participant’s Experience of the Program

35 Personal Assessment Student assesses themselves in 12 dimensions of wellness.

36 The Assessment There are 10 statements for each dimension statements total. Each statement describes a wellness action, skill, belief, attitude or awareness. The assessment generally takes minutes to complete. If an student is unable to complete the assessment at one sitting, they can save their results and login at a later time to complete it.

37 The Wellness Inventory is both an educational tool and an assessment.

38 The Assessment

39 Stimulating awareness of new possibilities for change.

40 Receiving your Results




44 Creating a Personal Wellness Action Plan

45 Focusing on the areas your employee is most motivated to change.

46 Small steps for continuous improvement – leads to sustainable lifestyle change.

47 Creating a Wellness Action Plan

48 Creating a Personal Wellness Plan
After completing the assessment and viewing their scores, students can choose to continue to create a Personal Wellness Action Plan or log off and return to create their plan in a later session. The Personal Wellness Plan enables a student to create 1-5 simple action steps by following some basic guidelines. A wellness coach can be very beneficial in creating a realistic wellness action steps based upon the specific areas of wellness the student is most motivated to Change (as revealed by their assessment results). If the student chooses to log off and create their plan later, they will log in to “My Wellness Homepage” where they can create their Personal Wellness Plan (highlighted on next slide), and access other wellness tools including My Wellness Journal, the Self-Study Center and the 12 Wellness Resource Centers.


50 Create Wellness Action Steps

51 Select Frequency of Email Reminders

52 Reminders

53 Email Reminders – A Key Tool to Support Your Wellness Journey
Studentss will receive an reminder containing their action steps at the frequency requested when they created their wellness plan. reminders help employees to stay focused on successfully completing their action steps, and on building a sense of self-efficacy in creating personal change.

54 Email Reminders – Providing Direct Access to Update Action Steps
In addition to providing regular exposure to their action steps, reminders also provide a direct link to the “Update My Wellness Plan” tool. This direct link enables employees to update their action steps without having to login at They can also directly access My Wellness Homepage from their reminders without having to log in.


56 Email Reminders - Dynamic Access Point to “My Wellness Tools”
reminders also provide direct access to “My Wellness Tools”, helping to support students in successfully completing their action steps using the Kaizen approach of small steps for continuous improvement. From the reminder students can: Access My Wellness Journal to record their experiences and insights. Access Wellness Commentaries in the Self-Study Center. Access articles, tools and resources in 12 Wellness Resource Centers.


58 My Wellness Tools Supporting Your Employee’s Wellness Journey

59 Tools to Support Your Employees

60 My Wellness Journal Enables student or staff to record daily observations and insights and track their progress in implementing their Wellness action steps. Student selects one of the twelve areas of wellness to make a journal entry. Each entry is recorded and dated chronologically for ease of access on future visits. The Wellness Journal may be easily accessed from My Wellness Homepage or from their Reminders. An excellent homework tool for your student. .

61 My Wellness Journal

62 Self-Study Center The Self-Study Center contains expert commentaries on the 10 wellness statements from each of the 12 sections of the assessment (total of 120 commentaries. Students can read commentaries on the specific areas of wellness in which they currently have action steps. This enables the student to gain a deeper understanding of these areas. Statements are listed within each of the 12 areas in the order of the their level of motivation to change. An excellent tool to use as homework for your students.

63 Self-Study Center

64 Self-Study Center - Commentary

65 Expert Resources for Your Students
The 12 Resource Centers are a great resource for your students, directing them to specific articles, exercises, books, educational CDs or other resources you feel with support them in successfully implementing their wellness action steps and deepening their knowledge. You will also have access to the 12 Resource Centers from your students “User Homepage” in your administrative menu.






71 Customizing the 12 Resource Centers
The Wellness Inventory can serve as your student’s “Personal Wellness Solution” and support their personal wellness journeys year-round. The 12 Wellness Resource Centers can be partially or fully customized to include your counseling center’s services, classes, workshops, counseling, peer counseling, and wellness coaching.


73 Supporting Ongoing Wellness

74 Supporting Ongoing Wellness
The Wellness Inventory can help you monitor students’ or facultys’ ongoing wellness, and to offer a year-round wellness solution. Use the program to create a year-round engagement and relationship with your employees and to help them develop a deeper commitment to wellness. Reassess participants at 6 months and monitor their progress Wellness Coaching (Optional) Wellness Workshops (Optional) Renew access for an additional year(s)

75 Reassessment & Monitoring Progress
Student and/or faculty can assess their level of wellness at the outset and again at 6 months. Then, monitor their progress with the Test Comparison feature. By re-subscribing individuals after the first year for an additional year, they will be able to reassess at 12 months and then again at 18 months, allowing you to continue your relationship and your programs role as their personal wellness solution. People can be renewed for multiple years.


77 Wellness Coaching Workshops & Classes

78 Wellness Coaching: Supporting People in Discovering Their Own Solutions

79 Wellness Coaching A Partnership for Effective Change
The client is the greatest expert in his/her own life. Coach is client’s partner, not expert giving prescriptions or advice. Focus is on the client’s present-time wants. Effective method for supporting sustainable lifestyle change. Supports client in clarifying their goals, creating realistic personal action steps, and maintaining accountability. Offer coaching packages as an additional revenue center. In person or by telephone. Individual or group. Enroll staff member in training program or hire a coach.

80 A Powerful Tool for Coaching “A Palette of Possibilities”

81 Workshop Series on the 12 Dimensions of Wellness – A Whole Person Approach

82 Monthly Wellness Workshops Optional Feature of Your Wellness Program
Wellness workshop series based on the 12 dimensions. Monthly, bi-weekly, weekly. Provides whole-person focused education & support. Motivate and provide accountability for your clients or staff Use workshops internally or market to community or businesses.

83 Wellness Wheel as Organizing Principle for Health & Wellness Curriculum
Design curriculum for health and wellness classes around 12 dimensions of wellness – series of 12 classes focused on each of the 12 dimensions.

84 Overview of Reporting, Communication, & Coaching Tools

85 Tools to Support You in Working with Students & Faculty
The Wellness Inventory provides reporting, communication, and administrative tools to empower designated wellness coaches, consultants, EAP professionals, or HR staff in working with your students, staff or faculty. Authorized staff, coaches, or peer counselors may have access to individual reports (in accordance with your privacy policy); aggregate reports to profile specific employee demographic segments; as well as a suite of communication tools to facilitate coaching, education, and accountability.


87 Authorization


89 Employee Report Homepage
The Employee Report Homepage is an optional feature that allows coaches or other designated wellness professionals to access individual employee assessment scores, wellness plans, and key wellness program management tools (in accordance with your privacy policy).

90 Wellness Score

91 Satisfaction Score


93 Aggregate Reports

94 Aggregate Reports Wellness Score by Single Demographic

95 Aggregate Reports Satisfaction Score by Single Demographic

96 Aggregate Reports Wellness Score – Multiple Demographics

97 Use Aggregate Reports to Create Custom Wellness Programs
Aggregate Reports provide insight into wellness trends within your employee population across 8 demographic variables and potentially additional custom variables (location, department). Gain overall wellness profile of your population and a profile of the collective motivation to change. Facilitate design of custom wellness programs focusing on the areas of collective motivation to change, which are most likely to lead to positive results.

98 Certification Training

99 Certification Training
Provides in-depth personal experience and practical knowledge of the Wellness Inventory assessment and personal growth process. Provides unique coaching skill-set to maximize the program's effectiveness in creating change in people’s lives. Goal of the course is to create competence in delivering the program to individuals and in groups and organizational settings. Next Trainings: February through May 17-19, 2011. Three concurrent 14 week trainings.

100 Certification Training: Level I Live 14 Week (Phone) Teleclass
Approved by the International Coach Federation for 28 CCEs. Level I Graduates - Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator Tuition: $1,195 – 4 monthly payments Overview: Graduates from 18 countries

101 Holographic Coaching Practicum
Certification Training: Level II Offered to Level I Certification graduates to hone their coaching skills using the Holographic Change Process & Coaching Core Competencies. Level I Graduates - Certified Wellness Inventory Coach 7 Week Training - $595 Approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) 14 CCEs

102 Certification Training
Level I & II package: $1,690 42 CCEs from ICF for both trainings 42 hours credit at Institute for Life Coach Training towards a Wellness Coaching Specialist Certificate; 42 Hours credit towards ILCT Accredited Coach Training Program 42 hours credit towards new Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential from the Center for Credentialing & Education

103 Coming full circle… The Wellness Inventory’s whole person approach can help promote the increased health, wellbeing, vitality, and life balance that your student’s are seeking.

104 Endorsements for the Program
"This pioneering program gives individuals personal insight into 12 dimensions of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and provides tools to transform this new awareness into lasting lifestyle change and a heightened sense of health and wellbeing.” Larry Dossey, MD, Author, Healing Words

105 Endorsements for the Program
"The journey to a healthy lifestyle begins with taking stock of your wellness, and that is exactly what the Wellness Inventory does - better than any other wellness assessment. As a key tool for the health and wellness coach, or as a self-directed beginning for the individual on their path to a wellness lifestyle, the Wellness Inventory is a great place to begin." Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC Wellness Psychologist, Professional Certified Coach CEO Real Balance Global Wellness Services Author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change

106 Endorsements for the Program
"The Wellness Inventory pushes beyond health risk appraisals to the wellness dimension of the illness-wellness continuum. This self-assessment tool offers new insights into what makes life worth living. Medical care will never bring you to the brink of joyfulness, zest for life, and treating the environment responsibly. The Wellness Inventory puts the health back into health care." Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM CEO, Occupational Health Strategies Former director, American College of Preventive Medicine

107 Endorsements for the Program
"The Wellness Inventory is the fundamental component to our hospital's 7-Step Health and Wellness program. Dr. John Travis’ 12 key dimensions of wellness create a holistic foundation from which our clients not only explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of life, but more importantly discover ways in which to become responsible for their own health." Patricia A. Duryea, Ph.D. Duryea & Associates

108 Endorsements for the Program
"As one of the first people to computerize the Health Risk Appraisal, Dr. Travis saw its limitations early on and developed the Wellness Inventory to extend into the all important quality of life issues. For over 25 years, he has continued to keep it at the forefront of wellness." Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc) Chairman, American Health Association Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine & University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

109 Endorsements for the Program
"The Wellness Inventory is a powerful tool for health and wellness coaches and their clients. Coaching is all about motivation, intention and follow through, and the Wellness Inventory provides clients with invaluable feedback and the ability to track progress in any of the 12 areas of life. This tool should be part of every coach's tool box." Dr. Patrick Williams Master Certified Coach CEO, Institute for Life Coach Training

110 For More Information Jim Strohecker President HealthWorld Online
Los Angeles, CA

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