Stress Healing Center

WELLNESS is our innate state of wholeness. John Travis, M.D. and Regina Sara Ryan provide the following definition of Wellness in their work, The Wellness Workbook:

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 an efficient channeling of energy. Energy received from the environment, transformed within you, and sent on to affect the world outside
Wellness is the integration body, mind and spirit. The appreciation that everything you do, think, feel, and believe has an impact on your state of health
Wellness is the loving acceptance of yourself.

PERSONAL WELL-BEING is our unique experience of our inner process of wholeness/wellness. Simply being, letting go, letting be, letting in, through self-compassionate attention, noticing moment to moment awareness, and accepting presence, we transform what needs to be renewed to wellness/wholeness.

PERSONAL WELL-BEING COUNSELING is a process of using resources that connect us with our inner process of wholeness/wellness, transforming personal stress to well-being.

RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL WELL-BEING are connecting resources that can help us enter into and draw forth our inner process of wholeness/well-being.

EXPERIENCING PERSONAL WELL-BEING: We are building wellness communities by developing ways of being that are:

Befriending Yourself                     On course                       In sync                Healthy

Creative            Balanced               Coherent            Experiencing Clarity

Focused            Attentiv         Noticing beauty          Humor filled/playful            Loving

Compassionate           Peaceful           Optimistic         Resilient

Celebrating Differences              Serving

For a more in-depth look at well-being, visit the website of Rick Hanson, Ph.D, and his web course The Foundations of Well-Being.