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At Journey Well, our focus is on supporting people as a whole, with a range of professionals and services who address the various aspects of wellness. But what is wellness?
The World Health Organization defines health and wellness as complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/major-themes/health-and-well-being)
The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health. (https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/what-is-wellness/ )
Wellness is personal for everyone, but generally refers to overall well-being and includes having purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful and connected relationships, healthy body, healthy living environment, and happiness.
One model from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that there are 8 dimensions of wellness (https://education.health.ufl.edu/community/wheel/). These dimensions are interconnected within an individuals’ total well-being and we often use a wheel to depict and measure these dimensions.
To support folks in the pursuit of wellness, our service providers offer various services including psychotherapy and counselling, naturopathic medicine, and dietetics. See our Services page to find out more about how our providers can support your wellness.