Holistic Wellness

What is Holistic Wellness?

Holistic wellness is an approach to being healthy that looks at a person's health in a holistic way. This considers their body, mind and spirit. Attention to all three is needed to stay balanced. Holistic medicine believes that each of these things work together. If someone has physical pain, their mind and spirit will suffer. If there is a spiritual void, they may get sick.

How a Holistic Doctor Helps

With treatment by a holistic doctor, many options are considered. Some are traditional, but others not. A holistic doctor does more than give medicine. They ask about diet, sleep, stress and more to see if fixes are needed.

Holistic medicine treats a person, not a disease. It believes that people can do a lot to heal themselves with the right help.

This gives patients power over their health. It also makes them responsible. Those under a holistic care may get "homework." They may need to try out exercises to help them heal. They may also ask them to eat better, or sleep more. Some may suggest meditation.

Some treatments that may be used by a holistic doctor include

  • Therapy
  • spiritual counseling
  • chiropractic care
  • massage therapy
  • acupuncture
  • and more

Trying Holistic Wellness

If you have an illness that doesn't seem to get better, a holistic approach might help. Things you might do to practice holistic wellness include

  • avoiding stress
  • talking about things that bother you
  • eating healthier and exercise
  • meditating

A holistic approach isn't always easy. But many people say they feel better.

Connecticut Ag Wellness Summit
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This free event is for Farmers, Producers, and Ag Service Providers, including Veterinarians.  Learn more here.

Norwich WinterFest 5K and FREE FitKids Fun Run
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for the 7th Annual Norwich WinterFest 5K! Reliance Health, Inc. and HMF Events (Hartford Marathon Foundation) are pleased to bring the WinterFest 5K and Free FitKids Fun Run back to Norwich. Join this festive race for a great cause – to benefit Reliance Health, Inc., a non-profit community mental health center in Norwich while highlighting the importance of community wellness. New location and NEW COURSE for 2019! Registration and awards will be held at Kelly Middle School with the 5K taking runners through Mohegan Park.

The race is open to both walkers and runners at all fitness and experience levels – a fun family event to get moving and active! Not a runner or a walker? Consider volunteering! Volunteers get free shirts and coffee. Register to run, walk, or volunteer at: https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/norwich-winterfest-5k/

All participants get a long sleeve tech shirt, delicious post-race food and family fun activities. Balloon art, face painting, and a special prize for best costume! The races kick off with a free HMF FitKids run at 9 with the 5K following at 9:30.

HO HO HOliday Series! Celebrate the season by running all three holiday-themed races: Norwich Winterfest 5K, Blue Back Mitten Run and Run for a Claus. Register early for all 3 events to guarantee commemorative HO HO HOliday Series swag. Details available at: https://www.hartfordmarathon.com/challenge-series/

Sponsored by: The Schuster Group; Leader Stores, Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., Smith Insurance, Inc.; Alarming Ideas, Chelsea Groton Bank, CohnReznick LLP, Eastern CT Savings Bank, IT Direct; Scepanski Roofing; A.A. Lock & Key, Dime Bank, The Pest Pros, & Waittes Insurance

Becoming Your Best Self
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 12:45 pm

Within most healthcare and clinical settings, there is a constant push/pull of competing priorities around quality client care, productivity and clinician self-care. Often a clinician or behavioral health worker must make choices that put their client’s needs before their own. This often results in burnout, resentment, and lack of overall well-being for these caregivers. Utilizing a unique and highly effective coaching tool called the Results Roadmap™, you will have the opportunity to explore what’s most important to you regarding well-being and personal balance. In this half-day workshop, you will design a specific 90-day well-being plan that will focus on improving your energy, resiliency and overall ability to be of service to others, as well as more efficiently perform your roles within your organization.

Learn more here.

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