At Exodus we believe in the concept of Holism. The idea is that all of the properties of a given system (mind, body, spirit) cannot be determined or explained by the sum of the individual parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way how the parts behave. We also believe in the power of integration which is the brining together or fusion of two or more modalities in the process of making whole. This integrated relationship means combining the treatments of the mind, body and spirit. This integrated approach treats the individual as a whole. In customizing wellness plans for clients, we use these ideas to create a balance in physical health, mental health and spiritual health in order to achieve optimal health.
Developing a wellness plan is about integrating all of the major life areas in a way that supports balanced living each and every day. The seven life areas that influence our overall health and well-being are Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Social, Environmental, Occupational, and Intellectual Wellness. These areas are the key ingredients to an enriching, satisfying and more fulfilling life. A balanced wellness plan will foster each of these life areas rather than just one or two. It is important to remember that all of these aspects work together, each influencing the others. When right action is taken in on aspect of wellness, all other aspects are affected.
Making a wellness plan that lasts is a challenge for us all. The best way to start is by creating a very simple plan. A master to-do list made up of small, manageable steps to get you moving in a more positive direction. If you are consistent and adaptable, your wellness plan will help you to create lasting change in 2013 and for years to come. Happy New Year.