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    1. Program Overviewfor Employee Wellness

    2. “The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” John Knowles,Former President The Rockefeller Foundation

    3. “The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” John Knowles,Former President The Rockefeller Foundation

    4. Opening a Doorway to Personal Wellness

    5. Cultivating Self-Responsibility

    6. Supporting Your Employees in Creating Sustainable Lifestyle Change

    7. And Achieving a Higher Level of Vitality, Health & Wellbeing

    8. Whole-Person Assessment & Life-Balance Program

    9. Your Employee Wellness Solution

    10. Helping to Create a Culture of Wellness in Your Company.

    11. A Whole Person Wellness Philosophy

    12. Three Key Concepts from Wellness Pioneer John W. Travis, MD, MPH (Originator of Wellness Inventory)

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

    16. The Iceberg Model of Health

    17. The Iceberg Model of Health

    18. The Iceberg Model of Health

    19. 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.

    20. What is Wellness? John W. Travis, MD, MPH 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.

    21. Bringing a Whole Person Focus to Your Employee Wellness Program

    22. “The Wellness Inventory is a foundational wellness tool.” Spas and the Global Wellness Market Stanford Research Institute

    23. 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?

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. Your Employee’s Experience of the Program

    28. Personal Assessment Employee assesses themselves in 12 dimensions of wellness.

    29. 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

    30. The Wellness Inventory is both an educational tool and an assessment.

    31. The Assessment

    32. Stimulating awareness of new possibilities for change.

    33. Receiving your Results

    34. Creating a Personal Wellness Action Plan

    35. Focusing on the areas your employee is most motivated to change.

    36. Small steps for continuous improvement – leads to sustainable lifestyle change.

    37. Creating a Wellness Action Plan

    38. 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.

    39. Create Wellness Action Steps

    40. Select Frequency of Email Reminders

    41. Email Reminders

    42. Email Reminders – A Key Tool toSupport 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.

    43. 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 They can also directly access My Wellness Homepage from their email reminders without having to log in.

    44. Email Reminders- Dynamic AccessPoint 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.