The Forward Focus Approach.
You've got to be rooted to rise.
Being firmly rooted in the wellness of our body, spirit, and mind allows us to rise to be the best we can be. Like a tree that is thriving and well-rooted, we can serve others, contribute to the world, and impact generations to come.
Release Your Mind
Treat your body
Listen to your soul
Spiritual wellness provides us with systems of faith, beliefs, values, ethics, principles and morals. It allows us to believe in something bigger than ourselves and has the ability to shift our focus outwards. This may include serving your community, joining a cause, belonging to a group, or choosing feelings of optimism, forgiveness and expressing compassion.
Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows you to get the most out of our daily activities without undue fatigue, pain, or physical stress. This can mean living responsibly, taking care of your body, and recognizing that our daily habits and behaviors have a significant impact on our overall health, wellness and quality of life.
Emotional wellness makes way for self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. This may include the ability to acknowledge both positive and negative feelings and the ability to understand these emotions. This also includes the ability to learn and grow from life experiences.
There is so much power in bringing holistic wellness and modalities into an entire family. Occupational therapy is the practice of empowering people to perform the activities required in daily life; we can all benefit from being able to live better on a daily basis.
Taking this idea and expanding on it has allowed me to not only serve the special needs child and their family well, but the young athlete pursuing professional opportunities, the high-performing woman who needs to practice self-care, and the dad who's struggling with acute and chronic pain from an old injury that's been triggered.