Industry Research: Charting Your Own Mental Wellness Pathways

There are numerous pathways to mental wellness, many of which are known to us but often seem like an impossible to-do list. In GWI’s report Defining the Mental Wellness Economy, we segment them into four broad categories: 1) activity and creativity, 2) growth and nourishment, 3) rest and rejuvenation, and 4) connection and meaning. These domains have mind-body and internal-external dimensions, although their boundaries may…

Wellness Coaching Trends

WELLNESS COACHING INITIATIVE 2021 Global Health & Wellness Coaching Trends Public health, clinical practice and employee wellness models are evolving to help individuals change their health behaviors to prevent and better manage disease. One rapidly emerging strategy to help individuals successfully change their health behaviors is health and wellness coaching1. Scientific evidence continues to show that diet, lifestyle and environment are critical factors in creating…

Industry Research: Defining “Mental Wellness” vs. “Mental Health”

Defining Mental Wellness Mental wellness is a term that is increasingly used in the popular lexicon, but it is vague and not well-understood. People associate mental wellness with many different types of activities: meditating, listening to music, talking to a friend, taking a walk in nature, taking a vacation, getting a massage, taking a bubble bath, squeezing a stress ball, or just carving out some…

2020 Resetting the World with Wellness White Paper Series

This series of GWI white papers envisions how wellness can create a better, healthier, and less unjust world in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key areas of focus include: built environment, workplaces, physical activity, mental wellness, social connection, food, and travel.