Presentation on theme: "Program Overview for Employee Wellness. “The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing."— Presentation transcript:
Three Key Concepts from Wellness Pioneer John W. Travis, MD, MPH (Originator of Wellness Inventory)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. What is Wellness? John W. Travis, MD, MPH
Bringing a Whole Person Focus to Your Employee Wellness Program
“The Wellness Inventory is a foundational wellness tool.” Spas and the Global Wellness Market Stanford Research Institute
If the Pentagon is calling for a “21st century definition of fitness which recognizes the importance of a more holistic paradigm that balances performance and readiness with health and well-being”, shouldn’t your company be considering the same?
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.
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.
How Can the Wellness Inventory Program Benefit Your Company? Create a wellness program that focuses on the whole person. Support employee self-responsibility for their health & wellbeing. Help employees focus on the areas of their life they are most motivated to change. Determine aggregate wellness profiles and needs of your organization. Design custom programs for specific employee group profiles. Target access to your current wellness resources and services. Maintain a wellness focus year-round for participants. Support employee health and wellbeing and optimal living. Support creating a “culture of wellness” in your organization. Improve employee performance.
Personal Assessment Employee assesses themselves in 12 dimensions of wellness.
There are 10 statements for each dimension - 120 statements total. Each statement describes a wellness action, skill, belief, attitude or awareness. The assessment generally takes 30-45 minutes to complete. If an employee is unable to complete the assessment at one sitting, they can save their results and login at a later time to complete it. The Assessment
The Wellness Inventory is both an educational tool and an assessment.
Creating a Personal Wellness Plan After completing the assessment and viewing their scores, your employee 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 an employee 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 employee is most motivated to Change (as revealed by their assessment results). If the employee 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.
Email Reminders – A Key Tool to Support Your Wellness Journey Employees will receive an email reminder containing their action steps at the frequency requested when they created their wellness plan. Email reminders help employees to stay focused on successfully completing their action steps, and on building a sense of self-efficacy in creating personal change.
Email Reminders – Providing Direct Access to Update Action Steps In addition to providing regular exposure to their action steps, email 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 www.MyWellnessTest.com.www.MyWellnessTest.com They can also directly access My Wellness Homepage from their email reminders without having to log in.
Email Reminders - Dynamic Access Point to “My Wellness Tools” Email reminders also provide direct access to “My Wellness Tools”, helping to support employees in successfully completing their action steps using the Kaizen approach of small steps for continuous improvement. From the email reminder employees 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.
My Wellness Journal Enables employee to record daily observations and insights and track their progress in implementing their Wellness action steps. Employee 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 Email Reminders. An excellent homework tool for your employees..
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. Employees can read commentaries on the specific areas of wellness in which they currently have action steps. This enables the employee 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 employees.
Wellness Resource Centers The 12 Resource Centers have been created to provide helpful resources, tools and services to assist employees in successfully implementing your personal wellness plan and achieving a higher level of health and wellbeing. The Wellness Resource Centers act as your “Wellness Solution” in all 12 dimensions of wellness, enabling you to access expert articles, exercises, books, as well as educational audios and DVDs.
Customizing the 12 Resource Centers One of the goals of your wellness center is to the be your employee’s “Lifelong Wellness Solution” and to support their personal wellness journeys year-round. The 12 Wellness Resource Centers can be partially or fully customized to include your wellness center’s services, classes, workshops, tele-classes, wellness coaching, and products offerings.
Supporting Ongoing Wellness Reassess participants at 6 months and monitor their progress Wellness Coaching (Optional) Wellness Workshops (Optional) Renew access for an additional year(s) The Wellness Inventory can help you monitor your employees’ 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.
Reassessment & Monitoring Progress Employees 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.
Wellness Coaching A Key Feature of Your Wellness Program Effective method for supporting sustainable lifestyle change. Supports employee in clarifying in goals, creating realistic personal action steps, and maintaining accountability. In person or by telephone. Individual or group. Enroll staff member in training program or hire a coach.
Monthly Wellness Workshops Optional Feature of Your Wellness Program Wellness Workshop Series: Monthly workshops based on the 12 dimensions of wellness provide your employees with year-round education and support focused on the whole person. Workshops can help educate, motivate and provide accountability for your employees, while providing a key feature for your wellness program. Workshops can be led by staff who have completed our Wellness Inventory Certification Training.
Wellness Wheel as Organizing Principle for Workshop Series
Overview of Reporting, Communication, & Coaching Tools
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.
Certification Training Program Wellness Coach Network Training & Coaching Support Certification Training Program Wellness Coach Network
Wellness Inventory Certification Training The Wellness Inventory Certification Training provides in-depth personal experience and practical knowledge of the Wellness Inventory assessment and personal growth process. It also provides a unique coaching skill-set to maximize the program's effectiveness in creating change in your employee’s lives. The goal of the course is to create competence in delivering the program to individuals and in group and organizational settings. A staff member be trained or you can use our certified coaches.
Wellness Inventory Certification Training The Certification Training is offered as a 14 week class via live phone teleconference, or an optional 3-day weekend intensive. Approved by the International Coach Federation for 28 CCEs. Overview: www.CertifyWellness.comwww.CertifyWellness.com Testimonials: www.CertifyWellness.com/testimonials.aspwww.CertifyWellness.com
Wellness Coach Network If you prefer to offer wellness coaching through our network of certified wellness coaches rather than have internal staff trained as a wellness coach, we can offer coaching services to your employees.
Coming full circle… The Wellness Inventory’s whole person approach can help promote the increased health, wellbeing, vitality, and life balance that your employee’s are seeking.
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
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
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
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
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
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