7 Dimensions of Wellness
7 Dimensions of Wellness
Survival of the SPECIES requires more than fitness
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What is Wellness?

 
    This 7 Dimensions of Wellness site is about personal wellness. The quiz you are about to take measures your perception of your overall wellness.  

Wellness is a philosophy

Wellness is a way of living healthy, a way of living period.

Personal wellness

Personal wellness is defined as a dynamic process of becoming aware of and making conscious choices toward a more balanced healthy lifestyle. It includes learning new coping and communication skills that address both the positive and negative aspects of human existence.

Wellness as wholeness

Wellness as wholeness is a way of cultivating health and well-being of individuals, communities, organizations, societies, and the environment by living and acting with awareness of the wholeness and the interconnectedness of all living systems.

Wellness requires...

Wellness requires personal transformation vs. transactions between individuals.


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7 Dimensions Defined

The 7-Dimensional Wellness model includes the dimensions of Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual Wellness.

Social

Social wellness is the process of creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

The Social dimension of wellness encourages contributing to your human and physical environment for the common welfare of your community. It emphasizes interdependence and cooperation with others. Social wellness acknowledges that I am part of the group/circle not the center of it. Social wellness includes the pursuit of harmony within your relationships and family, this cultivates communication that is direct and honest.

Physical

Physical wellness is not only the process of having a flexible, aerobically fit body.

The physical dimension encourages regular physical activity that produces cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and strength to pursue everyday life and leisure activities. The physical dimension encourages knowledge and behavior consistent with good nutrition and discourages the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. It includes activities that contribute health and wellness including seat belt use, getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night, managing disease, implementing medical self-care and appropriate use of the medical system.

Emotional

Emotional wellness is the process of creating and maintaining a positive realistic self concept and enthusiasm about life.

The emotional dimension wellness emphasizes an awareness of feelings and acceptance of the fact that you create your own feelings. Emotional wellness includes the degree to which you feel positive and enthusiastic about yourself and life. It includes the capacity to talk about feelings of fear, hurt, anger, sadness and joy, and to manage related behaviors. This includes being able to realistically asses your limitations, develop autonomy and to cope effectively with stress and ego.

Career

Career wellness is the process of making and maintaining choices that are meaningful and that contribute to your own personal growth, as well as to the growth of your employer and your community.

The career dimension, occupation or personal work, includes preparing and continuing to prepare for work you enjoy. It includes helping to create a healthy organization that contributes to your own and other's well-being. Occupational wellness is related being responsible to your work and the ability to balance work with the rest of your life.

Intellectual

Intellectual wellness is the process of using your mind to create a greater understanding of yourself and the universe.

The intellectual dimension encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand knowledge, improve skills and increase the potential for sharing with and contributing to others. Intellectually well people use intellectual and cultural activities to question themselves, to re-examine judgments and questions authority.

Environmental

Environmental wellness is the process of making choices to create sustainable human and ecological communities, improving qualities in air, water, land and space.

The environmental dimension recognizes that we are accountable for the quality of air we breathe, nourishment we seek, water to quench our thirst and the space to grow. The environmentally well person takes personal and social responsibility for creating sustainable communities that include all of earth's creatures, encourages minimizing use of disposable products, evaluates purchases and conveniences base upon environmental impact.

Spiritual

Spiritual wellness is the process of 'experiencing life' while seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. Spirituality allows one to have consistency between values and behaviors.

It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life, death and understanding of universal consciousness, (i.e. the 'master stories' or 'archetypes' that represent a commonality or biological imprints derived from the experience of the different races and are present in the unconscious of all individuals). Spiritual people are strongly aware of a wellspring of inner power and development of soul and that there are many paths to take in 'experiencing life' and that every spiritual tradition recognizes and teaches the basic precepts or laws of wise and conscious human conduct, (J. Campbell, The Power of Myth). Spirituality allows one to have consistency between values and behaviors because of the depth of understanding and precepts that re integrated into our 'spiritual Practice' within everyday life of work, family and relationships, (J. Kornfield, A Path with Heart). Generic principles of spiritual wellness include the acceptance of the concept of 'wholeness', I.E. connection with everything in creation. Spiritual wellness includes three working principles: acceptance of: (1) individual uniqueness, (2) diversity and (3) the need for community or bonding (Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P. Genesis Farm).

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Be Your own Wellness Coach

What does this mean?

Becoming your own wellness coach is a concept developed for those who want to review the basics in personal wellness and take the next step toward transformation.

How can I achieve this?

You can become your own wellness coach by having a desire to be a responsible, self-directed and proactive individual.

This is a personal tranformation that occurs over time and involves the following:

  • Self-examination
  • Individual learning
  • Paying attention
  • Responding to and being aware of your responses
  • Accepting accountability for your choices
  • Seeking inner strength and external resources
  • Sharing responsibility for community and compliance to "human values"

Relevance for Wellness Professionals

Employers, Teachers, Wellness Professionals, Trainers and Health Coaches will find that 7dimensionsofwellness.com offers complementary options to assist clients in taking the next steps for well being and that of transformation and insights into connection, consciousness and universal human values, a place in which one finds consistency in "head, heart and hands".

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Wellness Quiz FAQs


Before you take the assessment, you may want to review the following FAQs

What does this assessment do?

The 7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz is the first step in making Wellness changes

This requires being aware.

The assessment provides a holistic measure of perception of the seven dimensions of wellness.

The assessment is based upon what the brain believes/perceives and drives the action one takes, to produces different physiological responses resulting in feelings of optimism or fear.

The individual Quiz Results Section outlines basic wellness concepts. Examples are given to demonstrate how wellness is a dynamic process and how each dimension is interrelated with the others.

What does the assessment cover?

The assessment covers 7 dimensions of wellness. Each dimension has 5 questions.

How long does the assessment take?

The assessment takes from 10 to 15 minutes.

What kind of results do I receive?

You receive individual report to view or print immediately after taking the quiz.

How do I use my assessment results?

We have done the research for you and provide you with the following simple steps toward taking action.

  1. Awareness and Knowledge
  2. Questioning Self Worth
  3. Shifting Perceptions
  4. Taking Actions

How many have taken the assessment?

We have had 2540 participants complete our on-line quiz and receive a results summary.

What other assessment options are available?

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History of Wellness

 

Wellness as a Philosophy

Wellness is a philosophy, a way of living healthy. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) has a long history in helping create the wellness movement. The Health Promotion and Wellness (UWSP-HPW) academic program introduced in 1987 and continues to produce professionals with a Health Promotion and Wellness Bachelor of Science degree. Over the last 2 decades, UWSP-Health Promotion and Wellness academic program has promoted that survival of the species requires more than fitness and created the seven dimensions of Wellness.

Why Seven Dimensions

Why seven dimensions you might ask? In 1990 our student marketing class felt it was important to add the dimension of environmental and submitted the first design for a 7 dimensional model. It was felt six dimensions  implied perfect balance, while seven implied fluidness, i.e. we are always in motion, transforming energy, constantly changing as we try stay in a balanced state of homeostasis. As individuals and communities, we embraced this emerging world view of interconnectedness.

Internal/External

Several of the dimensions are specific to internal social, physical, emotional, intellectual mind-body connections. Others, career, environmental and spiritual represent external and we constantly balance between the internal and external as a whole systems healing process.

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Corporate Wellness



What is Workplace or Corporate Wellness?

Workplace Wellness is defined as:

An organized employer-sponsored program that is designed to support employees (and sometime, their families) as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance personal effectiveness, and benefit the organization's bottom line.” as defined by Leonard L. Berry, Ann M. Mirabito, and William B. Baum in What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs? Harvard Business Review. Dec. 2010 pp 1-9.

What is Health Promotion?

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.

  • When providing wellness programming, health promotion defines the basic marketing and promotion of risk reduction health programs. These health programs are grounded in the disciplines of social marketing, health communication, business marketing and use of incentives that address consumer health "needs" and customer "wants."

Health promotion/wellness programs Defined

  • Comprehensive wellness strategies are based on population health research. Determinates of individual health are attributed to four main factors.
    • 30% of individual's health is based on health behaviors
    • 40% of individual's health is based on social and economic conditions
    • 40% of individual's health is based on physical environments
    • 10% of individual's health is based on good clinical care

  • Example of health promotion programs include but are not limited to:
    • Disease management programs
    • Increased productivity
    • Risk reduction
    • Nutrition and exercise
    • Stress management
    • Health coaching
    • Marketing
    • Communications
    • Incentives

  • Wellness however is based upon a holistic approach that requires individual transformation delivered through focusing on the 7 dimensions of wellness: Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Career, Environmental, and Social.

What is the Health Care Continuum Concept?

  • Introduction to the Health Care Continuum Concept was started In 1970,.by John W. Travis, M.D., MPH. He envisioned the idea for the Illness-Wellness Continuum that placed "wellness" in a revolutionary new context and bridged health and human potential. This early health continuum model bridged the relationship between wellness, medically driven treatment models and high-level wellness

Health Care Continuum
  1. Individuals moving from the center or neutral point to the left or treatment model moved to deteriorating states of health and finally premature death.
  2. Individuals moving to the right of center increased their levels of health and well-being through awareness, education and wellness growth.
  3. One of the core concepts of the continuum was that the Treatment Paradigm could only take individuals back to the neutral point, where the symptoms of disease have been alleviated. The Wellness Paradigm, which could be utilized at any point on the continuum, moved individuals toward higher levels of wellness.

  • In 2012, Eddington introduced a new Health Care Continuum Concept in which he emphasized "Instead of aiming for a return to the status quo, a focus on positive health would move us beyond the status quo toward outcomes that exceed expectations. While risk reduction and health maintenance are noble, it is time to move the focus and efforts toward positive health potential through improved physical, mental, and social capabilities."

Beyond Zero


Who is the Benefit professional?

In larger organizations, the benefit professional works more closely with decision makers to keep the business afloat. They may be or work closely with the Corporate Financial Officer (CFO). They make benefits design based upon real time data analysis, e.g. data mining, in terms of benefit design to save money. In smaller businesses, the benefit design me be done by human resources or outsourced to a broker. See https://www.ifebp.org/

Benefit vs. Human Resource Professionals.

Benefits are different in that they use an actuary approach in using numbers to evaluate the likelihood of future events, and designing creative ways to reduce or manage undesirable events. Benefits role is to “keep the business afloat”. Human resources usually implements benefit plans, hires and motivates employees to perform at their best by exchanging rewards for performance. See http://www.shrm.org/

What is Productivity ROI?

Productivity measurement may provide a better link than disease management to corporate America's bottom line. Example: The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) is a pioneer, leader and nonprofit supplier of health and productivity research, measurement and benchmarking. See http://www.ibiweb.org/

What is Value-based Health Care?

VBHC strives to remove barriers and align both financial and non-financial incentives and rewards for living healthy and productive lives by using prevention, (population health) health enhancement strategies (internal policy, rewards & management support) and health care services (prevention and managed care).

Value-based Insurance Design

V-BID is an innovative approach that can improve clinical outcomes and contain costs. The basic premise of V-BID is to align consumer incentives with value by reducing barriers to high-value health services and providers ("carrots" or intrinsic motivation) and discouraging the use of low-value health services and providers ("sticks" or extrinsic motivation). When "carrots" are coupled with "sticks" in a clinically nuanced manner, V-BID improves health care quality and controls spending growth.

The concept of clinical nuance recognizes that:

  1. Medical services differ in the benefit provided; and
  2. The clinical benefit derived from a specific service depends on the patient using it, as well as when and where the service is provided. See
http://vbidcenter.org/

What is a Wellness Benefit Manager?

This new role combines skill sets of the benefit specialist and the wellness professional with the purpose integration of wellness into benefit design and of enhancing communication. See Abbott Solutions

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Now that you have completed the wellness quiz and gained some familiarity with the concept of wellness, you may want to consider the next logical step:
Become Your Own Wellness Coach
What does this mean?

Becoming your own wellness coach is a concept developed for those who want to review the basics in personal wellness and take the next step toward transformation.

How can I achieve this?

You can become your own wellness coach by having a desire to be a responsible, self-directed and proactive individual.

This is a personal tranformation that occurs over time and involves the following:

  • Self-examination
  • Individual learning
  • Paying attention
  • Responding to and being aware of your responses
  • Accepting accountability for your choices
  • Seeking inner strength and external resources
  • Sharing responsibility for community and compliance to "human values"
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These assessment plans can help you track your wellness progress

 Assessments for the individual
Individual Results Report: This is part of the Individual Report which shows results in each of the 7 dimensions. This report is available in the free, standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual Results Report: This is part of the Individual Report which shows results in each of the 7 dimensions. This report is available in the free, standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Individual vs. Group Percentile Report: This report shows your individual results in percentile in comparison with the average percentile results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual vs. Group Percentile Report: This report shows your individual results in percentile in comparison with the average percentile results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Individual vs. Group Results Report: This report shows your individual results in comparison with the average results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual vs. Group Results Report: This report shows your individual results in comparison with the average results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Time Tracking Report - Bar Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. The bars are color-coded by date and are clustered in each dimension. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

Time Tracking Report - Bar Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. The bars are color-coded by date and are clustered in each dimension. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

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Time Tracking Report - Line Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. Each color-coded line represents a date the assessment was taken. the 7 dimensions are represented on the vertical axis with the scores on the horizontal axis. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

Time Tracking Report - Line Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. Each color-coded line represents a date the assessment was taken. the 7 dimensions are represented on the vertical axis with the scores on the horizontal axis. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

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  1. Individual Report
  2. General Guidelines for Making Healthy Changes
  3. Individual vs Group Comparison Report
  4. Individual Percentile Report
  5. Selected Consumer Resources
  6. Level I BYOWC Certificate
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  1. Individual can take up to 5 assessments over time
  2. Individual Report
  3. General Guidelines for Making Healthy Changes
  4. Individual/Group Comparison Report
  5. Individual Percentile Report
  6. Time Tracking Report comparing up to 5 results taken over time
  7. Selected Consumer Resources
  8. Level II BYOWC Certificate
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Resources to grow by

Creating self-worth and positive affirmations

Books
Resource: I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: Love 2.0 - Author: Barbara Fredrickson

We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.

About the Author: Barbara Lee Fredrickson is an American professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships. She is the author of Positivity (2009), a general-audience book that draws on her own research and that of other social scientists. She also released a new book in January 2013, Love 2.0, which discusses the supreme emotion of love, micro-moments of connection as well as how love can affect your biological and cellular make-up over time.


Resource: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology - Author: Todd Kashdan

About the Author: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. is scientist, public speaker, and a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Anxiety, Character Strengths, and Related Phenomena at George Mason University. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on the transition from normal to pathological anxiety. His other research has advanced our understanding of the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical functions of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life, and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. He is one of the first people in the world to teach college courses on the science of well-being, and soon after, brought this science to the general public and business organizations.


Resource: Rising Strong - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: The Gifts of Imperfection - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


CDs, DVDs
Resource: The Power of Vulnerability

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Shifting Perceptions and Consciousness

Books
Resource: Mindsight - Author: Dr. Dan Siegel

About the Author: Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.


Resource: Molecules of Emotion - Author: Dr. Candace Pert

About the Author: Candace Beebe Pert (June 26, 1946 - September 12, 2013) was an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins in the brain. As a mere graduate student, in 1972 Candace Pert discovered the brain's opiate receptor - the cellular site where the body's painkillers and "bliss-makers", the endorphins - bond with cells to weave their magic. Pert's discovery led to a revolution in neuroscience, helping open the door to the "information-based" model of the brain which is now replacing the old "structuralist" model.


Resource: The Emotional Life of Your Brain - Author: Dr. Richard L Davidson

About the Author: Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.


Resource: The Moral Molecule - Author: Paul Zak

About the Author: What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.


Mindful Meditation / Stress Reduction

Books
Resource: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body - Author: Jo Marchant

About the Author: Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and writes on topics from the future of genetic engineering to underwater archaeology.


Resource: Full Catastrophe Living - Author: Jon Kabat Zinn

About the Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of science. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, called Mindfulness-based stress reduction, is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.


Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Books
Resource: Disease Proof - Author: Dr. David Katz

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Spirituality and Meditation

Books
Resource: Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace - Author: The 14th Dalai Lama

About the Author: The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.


Resource: Real Happiness - Author: Sharon Salzberg

About the Author: Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassan? (insight) and mett? (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995), A Heart as Wide as the World (1999) and Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), which was on the The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011.


Resource: The Wise Heart - Author: Jack Kornfield

About the Author: Jack Kornfield is an American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India, including as a student of the Thai monk Ajahn Chah. He has taught meditation worldwide since around 1974. In 1975, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and subsequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.


Intensive Training Options

Links
Resource: Center for Courage and Renewal (Parker Palmer)

Our mission is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.


Resource: Esalen

Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. We work toward the realization of a more humane and all-embracing world.


Resource: Evolving Wisdom

We are committed to serving the evolution of consciousness and culture on the planet by building and nurturing a global transformative learning community that brings visionaries and wisdom teachers together with passionate learners for the purpose of creating deep transformation at all levels.


Resource: Fetzer Institute

We believe in the transformative power of love, love that protects us in our vulnerability while also impelling us to tend to the needs of others. We believe that forgiveness can also be transformative, a process that further extends the healing power of love. We accept that these forces have power: power to heal, and power to transform even the most difficult, troubled situation into something that is generative, affirming, and life-giving. In a world that seems dominated by aggression and separation, we are part of a broad and deep yearning for something different.


Resource: Findhorn

The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.


Resource: Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.


Resource: Plum Village

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first residential community to be founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West.


Resource: The Contemplative Mind

We envision an education that promotes the exploration of meaning, purpose and values and seeks to serve our common human future. An education that enables and enhances personal introspection and contemplation leads to the realization of our inextricable connection to each other, opening the heart and mind to true community, deeper insight, sustainable living, and a more just society.


Resource: The Omega Institute

Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family.


Wellness Statistics

Links
Resource: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Scientific Articles


Resource: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index


Physical Wellness: Smoking

Links
Resource: Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line


Physical Wellness: Exercise

CDs, DVDs
Resource: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

About the Author: Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California.


Electronic Devices
Resource: Basis Peak


Resource: Fitbit Charge HR

Fitness Trackers are wearable devices that monitor and store information about your activity levels, including walking, running, heart rate, blood pressure and even blood oxygen levels. These products can be synced with iOS and Android apps which in turn can provide useful historical tracking of your daily activity levels.


Resource: Garmin Vivoactive


Resource: Healthbox

Band - Your UA Band measures sleep, resting heart rate, steps, and even workout intensity when worn with UA Heart Rate. Wear it ALL THE TIME.. Scale - Track your body weight, body fat percentage, and progress towards your weight goal. Step on it EVERYDAY.. Heart Rate - Train as smart as possible by wearing the chest strap while you work out to track your heart rate. See it in real-time when you wear with UA Band.. Get a FREE 1-year membership to MyFitnessPal Premium and MapMyFitness MVP with your purchase of UA HealthBox™..


Resource: Jawbone UP24


Resource: Mio Fuse


Links
Resource: Yoga With Adriene


Physical Wellness: Nutrition

Books
Resource: Nutrition in Clinical Practice - Author: Dr. David Katz

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Links
Resource: CookSmarts


Physical Wellness: Sleep

Software
Resource: f.lux sleep aid

Flux (or f.lux as it is officially spelled) is a program that alters the brightness and white balance of your computer depending on what time of day it is. During the day, the computer screen looks more like daylight. When evening comes around the computer s


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Individual Results Report: This is part of the Individual Report which shows results in each of the 7 dimensions. This report is available in the free, standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual Results Report: This is part of the Individual Report which shows results in each of the 7 dimensions. This report is available in the free, standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Individual vs. Group Percentile Report: This report shows your individual results in percentile in comparison with the average percentile results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual vs. Group Percentile Report: This report shows your individual results in percentile in comparison with the average percentile results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Individual vs. Group Results Report: This report shows your individual results in comparison with the average results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

Individual vs. Group Results Report: This report shows your individual results in comparison with the average results in each of the 7 dimensions for all users who have taken the assessment. This report is available in the standard and advanced individual accounts.

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Time Tracking Report - Bar Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. The bars are color-coded by date and are clustered in each dimension. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

Time Tracking Report - Bar Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. The bars are color-coded by date and are clustered in each dimension. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

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Time Tracking Report - Line Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. Each color-coded line represents a date the assessment was taken. the 7 dimensions are represented on the vertical axis with the scores on the horizontal axis. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

Time Tracking Report - Line Graph Format: This report shows your individual results in each of the 7 dimensions over time. Each color-coded line represents a date the assessment was taken. the 7 dimensions are represented on the vertical axis with the scores on the horizontal axis. This report is only available in the s advanced individual account. Users with the Advanced Individual Account can take the assessment up to 5 different times.

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Creating self-worth and positive affirmations

Books
Resource: I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy and Power - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: Love 2.0 - Author: Barbara Fredrickson

We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives.

About the Author: Barbara Lee Fredrickson is an American professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology. Her main work is related to her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, which suggests that positive emotions lead to novel, expansive, or exploratory behavior, and that, over time, these actions lead to meaningful, long-term resources such as knowledge and social relationships. She is the author of Positivity (2009), a general-audience book that draws on her own research and that of other social scientists. She also released a new book in January 2013, Love 2.0, which discusses the supreme emotion of love, micro-moments of connection as well as how love can affect your biological and cellular make-up over time.


Resource: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology - Author: Todd Kashdan

About the Author: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. is scientist, public speaker, and a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is director of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Anxiety, Character Strengths, and Related Phenomena at George Mason University. His research has advanced our understanding of why people suffer, with an emphasis on the transition from normal to pathological anxiety. His other research has advanced our understanding of the nature of well-being, with an emphasis on the critical functions of curiosity, meaning and purpose in life, and psychological flexibility to living a well-lived life. He is one of the first people in the world to teach college courses on the science of well-being, and soon after, brought this science to the general public and business organizations.


Resource: Rising Strong - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Resource: The Gifts of Imperfection - Author: Brene Brown

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


CDs, DVDs
Resource: The Power of Vulnerability

About the Author: Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brene Brown is a popular contributor to TED Talks with over 15 million views.


Shifting Perceptions and Consciousness

Books
Resource: Mindsight - Author: Dr. Dan Siegel

About the Author: Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.


Resource: Molecules of Emotion - Author: Dr. Candace Pert

About the Author: Candace Beebe Pert (June 26, 1946 - September 12, 2013) was an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins in the brain. As a mere graduate student, in 1972 Candace Pert discovered the brain's opiate receptor - the cellular site where the body's painkillers and "bliss-makers", the endorphins - bond with cells to weave their magic. Pert's discovery led to a revolution in neuroscience, helping open the door to the "information-based" model of the brain which is now replacing the old "structuralist" model.


Resource: The Emotional Life of Your Brain - Author: Dr. Richard L Davidson

About the Author: Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.


Resource: The Moral Molecule - Author: Paul Zak

About the Author: What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.


Mindful Meditation / Stress Reduction

Books
Resource: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body - Author: Jo Marchant

About the Author: Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and writes on topics from the future of genetic engineering to underwater archaeology.


Resource: Full Catastrophe Living - Author: Jon Kabat Zinn

About the Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with those of science. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, called Mindfulness-based stress reduction, is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.


Nutrition and Integrative Medicine

Books
Resource: Disease Proof - Author: Dr. David Katz

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Spirituality and Meditation

Books
Resource: Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace - Author: The 14th Dalai Lama

About the Author: The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.


Resource: Real Happiness - Author: Sharon Salzberg

About the Author: Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassan? (insight) and mett? (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995), A Heart as Wide as the World (1999) and Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), which was on the The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011.


Resource: The Wise Heart - Author: Jack Kornfield

About the Author: Jack Kornfield is an American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India, including as a student of the Thai monk Ajahn Chah. He has taught meditation worldwide since around 1974. In 1975, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, and subsequently in 1987, Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.


Intensive Training Options

Links
Resource: Center for Courage and Renewal (Parker Palmer)

Our mission is to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.


Resource: Esalen

Esalen is a leading center for exploring and realizing human potential through experience, education, and research. We work toward the realization of a more humane and all-embracing world.


Resource: Evolving Wisdom

We are committed to serving the evolution of consciousness and culture on the planet by building and nurturing a global transformative learning community that brings visionaries and wisdom teachers together with passionate learners for the purpose of creating deep transformation at all levels.


Resource: Fetzer Institute

We believe in the transformative power of love, love that protects us in our vulnerability while also impelling us to tend to the needs of others. We believe that forgiveness can also be transformative, a process that further extends the healing power of love. We accept that these forces have power: power to heal, and power to transform even the most difficult, troubled situation into something that is generative, affirming, and life-giving. In a world that seems dominated by aggression and separation, we are part of a broad and deep yearning for something different.


Resource: Findhorn

The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.


Resource: Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.


Resource: Plum Village

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first residential community to be founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West.


Resource: The Contemplative Mind

We envision an education that promotes the exploration of meaning, purpose and values and seeks to serve our common human future. An education that enables and enhances personal introspection and contemplation leads to the realization of our inextricable connection to each other, opening the heart and mind to true community, deeper insight, sustainable living, and a more just society.


Resource: The Omega Institute

Omega is a place to explore the extraordinary potential that exists in all of us as individuals and together as a human family.


Wellness Statistics

Links
Resource: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Scientific Articles


Resource: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index


Physical Wellness: Smoking

Links
Resource: Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line


Physical Wellness: Exercise

CDs, DVDs
Resource: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

About the Author: Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California.


Electronic Devices
Resource: Basis Peak


Resource: Fitbit Charge HR

Fitness Trackers are wearable devices that monitor and store information about your activity levels, including walking, running, heart rate, blood pressure and even blood oxygen levels. These products can be synced with iOS and Android apps which in turn can provide useful historical tracking of your daily activity levels.


Resource: Garmin Vivoactive


Resource: Healthbox

Band - Your UA Band measures sleep, resting heart rate, steps, and even workout intensity when worn with UA Heart Rate. Wear it ALL THE TIME.. Scale - Track your body weight, body fat percentage, and progress towards your weight goal. Step on it EVERYDAY.. Heart Rate - Train as smart as possible by wearing the chest strap while you work out to track your heart rate. See it in real-time when you wear with UA Band.. Get a FREE 1-year membership to MyFitnessPal Premium and MapMyFitness MVP with your purchase of UA HealthBox™..


Resource: Jawbone UP24


Resource: Mio Fuse


Links
Resource: Yoga With Adriene


Physical Wellness: Nutrition

Books
Resource: Nutrition in Clinical Practice - Author: Dr. David Katz

About the Author: David L. Katz is a nutritionist and the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, as well as an associate professor of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2000, Katz began advocating for integrative medicine when he founded the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He has been a member of the governing board of the American College of Preventive Medicine since 2002, and has also been president of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine since 2004.


Links
Resource: CookSmarts


Physical Wellness: Sleep

Software
Resource: f.lux sleep aid

Flux (or f.lux as it is officially spelled) is a program that alters the brightness and white balance of your computer depending on what time of day it is. During the day, the computer screen looks more like daylight. When evening comes around the computer s


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What is Abbott Solutions

Abbott Solutions, Inc., is a health care management consultant group that supplies strategic planning, operational management expertise, preparing research and responses to complex questions to help your management team understand how managing the costs of health care is the largest part of managing the cost of your business. Engaging management and employees in initial planning is best practice and essential in long term success.

Abbott Solutions, Inc., works as an outsource contractor to provide customized research and on-site consultation, evaluation, training and coaching as needed: consulting, new ventures, expertise requests, and business resource

Current projects include: Professional coaching, consulting, and on-line course development for wellness and benefit professionals desiring to incorporate value based health care management into health benefits and wellness plans.

What Clients Have to Say

  • "Abbott Solutions provides extraordinary insight and knowledge in asking all the right questions organizations need to consider when attempting changing their culture. Organizations often recognize a need and feel they need to bring in vendors to help educate them on potential solutions. Often an organization will bring in the vendors prematurely without a real understanding of their own internal culture and a vision of the end product. Abbott Solutions helps to identify an organizational culture and objectives to better facilitate the best outcome. With the extensive wealth of experience and ability to individualize their deliverables, Abbott Solutions prepares an organization to be well educated, informed and mindful when planning for change. Abbott Solutions has expertise in identifying the current organizational culture and helps position them in the development of meeting their new cultural objectives. Abbott Solution dives into asking the right questions, searching for the right answers and always delivering the right outcomes."
    -- JIM CASTELLANO, RN, Assistant Director, Health Services Security Health

  • "Thank you indeed for your excellent presentation at the recent 21st Annual National Health Benefits Conference & Expo (HBCE), in Clearwater Beach, FL. The participants found the Sessions to be extremely informative – yours was noted as one of the best by several attendees standing out in an all-star field. By all accounts and from many sources, it was considered a very successful Conference. We all very much appreciate your fine contributions to that success and it was a pleasure to meet you."
    -- Gene Eugene S. (Gene) Piatek, PhD, President Health Benefits Conference & Expo (HBCE)

  • "Dr. R.A. Abbott’s extensive knowledge and experience in the health care industry provides outstanding expertise for health care organizations. Be certain to take the opportunity to utilize the insight, vision, and vast resources she will bring to your organization."
    -- Fred Leafgren, PhD., Co-founder of the National Wellness Institute and Chairman Personality Resources International [ON] L3R5B4 Canada

Past Clients Include

  • Security Health Insurance (WI)
  • Personality Resources International (Canada)
  • Duke Center of Living, Duke University (NC)
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (PA)
  • St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy NY, Duluth MN and CO
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (MI)
  • American Corporate Health Programs (PA)
  • Vantage (Polar) Monitors, Inc. (WI)
  • Heart Watchers International (CO)
  • Keene State College (NH)
  • St. Vital School Division (Canada)

Who is R. Anne Abbott, PhD.

R. Anne Abbott, PhD

R. Anne Abbott is the priniple owner and founder of Abbott Solutions, Inc. Abbott is an accomplished administrator, published author, and seasoned public speaker and facilitator. Abbott works with caring organizations that desire to successfully bridge efforts between multi-disciplined professionals in order to provide exceptional services to clients, consumers, and employees.

"I believe may life's work, my practice, has been to act as the bridge between good intentions and measurable outcomes, where people and community can make a difference and enhance health, wellness and the human capacity!"
 

Experience

Dr. Abbott is a Professor Emeritus in Health Promotion and Wellness at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which was the first wellness and health promotion professional degree program in the country.

Since 1975, Anne’s Life's work has been to successfully bridge efforts between multi-disciplined professionals in order serve students, patients and organizations. She has helped create four professions: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Health Promotion/Health Protection (Safety}. She currently is working to form trans-disciplinary the efforts between Wellness and Health Benefits.

She was one of the first Clinical Exercise Physiologists. She was editor of ACSM Guidelines 1975 and helped create the Certifications Process. As Founding Fellow of AACVPR, she helped create cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program certifications. In Wellness and Health Promotion, she helped to establish the first competency based 7 dimensions of wellness model.

She was the recipient of NWI Leadership Award, and currently serves on the NWI Board of Directors and the Board of Experts for publication of The Exercise Standards and Malpractice Reporter.

Credentials:

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1981). Exercise Science and Epidemiology
  • M.S., Florida State University (1970). Exercise Science
  • B.S., East Tennessee State University (1969). Physical and Health Education

Additional Training, Certifications and Recognitions:

  • National Wellness Institute (NWI) Board of Directors (2013-2016)
  • International Foundation Education- Benefits- Compensation. Health Benefit Plan Basics, Choice Based Benefits, Health Care Cost Management - Certificate in Health Care Plans.(2013).
  • NWI Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager, [CWWPM]
  • Identity Mapping and The Four Ways System, Personality Resources International (PRI),
  • NWI Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP)
  • NWI, National Leadership Award 2009
  • Liability and Legal. Serves on the Board of Experts for publication of The Exercise Standards and Malpractice Reporter.
  • Gestalt Therapy, New England Institute of Gestalt Therapy, Boston, MA.
  • Founding Fellow American Association of Cardio Pulmonary and Rehabilitation (AACPR)
  • American College of Sports Medicine Program Director® #15, American College of Sports Medicine


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What does the Quiz Do?

The SPECIES-7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz is the first step in making Wellness changes.

This requires being aware.

The wellness assessment provides a holistic measure of perception of how one views their wellnees within the seven dimensions. Perception is based upon what the brain believes or perceives to be true. Perception drives the behavioralaction one takes.

The individual Quiz Results Section outlines basic wellness concepts. Examples are given to demonstrate how wellness is a dynamic process and how each dimension is interrelated with the others. Professional Group plans can access Quiz directly and have access to the data for their employees or participants.

TPlease note the SPECIES - 7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz is not a Biometric/Health Risk Assessment (HRA) or medical base survey.

What does the assessment cover?

The assessment is based upon the 7 dimensions of wellness model: Spiritual, Physical Intellectual, Environmental, and Social

Each dimension has 5 assessment questions in a Likert Scale format. Here is an example:

Sample

How long does the total assessment take

Approximately 10-15 minutes

How do you use your wellness quiz

This section encourages and provides simple steps toward taking action. These steps include Awareness and Knowledge, Questioning Self Worth, Shifting Perceptions, and Taking Actions. You can use the SPECIES-7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz to measure wellness progress over time, or simply increase awareness in beginning a wellness program or re-designs of health promotion programs. Basic best practices for health and wellness are supplied by links to the best free Internet resources.

How do "Selected References for Consumers" Work?

Select references help consumers find best and up-to-date information beyond diet and exercise and that are transformational in nature. For example, research in neuroplasticity of the brain currently supports that the brain can be altered by simple meditation techniques when incorporated into a disciplined practice.

Expert presenters provide useful techniques and demonstrations through selected videos, YouTube talks and recommended books. These practices are known to provide personal transformation vs. transactions for participants exploring these methods.

Trust is based upon transactional relationships vs. ROI calculations.

Advanced training centers are also introduced to consumers

Reports: Who can get the data results?

Assessment/Quiz provides 3 levels of report access.

  • Individuals taking the Free Assessment– Users can print a basic Individual Report and recommensations
  • Advanced Individual Reports– Users have access to their Individual Report and recommendations, an Individual/Group Comparison Report and an Individual Percentile Analysis Report and Time-Tracking Reports.
  • Professional Group Plan– Individuals assessment takers get Advanced Individual Reports as described previously. The Plan Administrator has access to aggregated Group Reports, Group Comparison Reports, Demographic Reports and Ad Hoc Filtering Reports. Plan Administrators can also manage their own groups (e.g. departmental) and download all de-identified raw data. While their account is active, Plan Administrators have full access to and own their aggregated data as defined in their individual contracts.

We Supply:

  • Free consultation on determining your program and technical needs.
  • Free technical assistance in merging SPECIES-7 Dimensions of Wellness Assessment/Quiz into existing health and wellness programs.
  • Free on-line technical support for quiz operation.
  • Quiz cost are based on volume of use.
  • Customization available: Through the Professional Group Plan, employers, consultants, wellness professionals can have access to the data for their employees or participants. Based on volume, or complexity of customer needs, we can customize or adapt this product to individual specifications for a reasonable fee.
  • Onsite consulting to integrate wellness and benefits, available on an additional fee basis.

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