The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) supports a variety of industry Initiatives, furthering the international conversation about wellness in its many and varied forms. Each GWI Initiative is led by an Initiative Chair, who is a renowned thought-leader in his or her particular area of focus.
Initiative Best Practices & Member Guidelines
Here is a link to a document including detailed information on how to start an Initiative, communication guidelines and best practices, how to evolve an Initiative, etc. It also includes guidelines for Initiative members.
Connecting to an Initiative Chair
If you are interested in connecting to an Initiative Chair, please fill out this form so we can learn more about you, which Initiative you are interested in and how you would like to be involved. We will review this information and introduce you to the appropriate Initiative Chair.
The Africa Wellness Initiative (AWI) aims to promote African wellness through strengthening wellness institutions, training and human resources development. READ MORE
Beauty is wellness, and it’s time to better understand and quantify this often-overlooked, multidimensional, unsung hero of the spa/wellness industry. READ MORE
The Consulting Best Practices Initiative aims to help individuals and businesses evaluate when a consultant would benefit them, as well as provide guidelines on the selection process. READ MORE
This Initiative brings together thought leaders to serve as a think tank evaluating research and advocating for policy and education on the healthy use and adoption of technology. READ MORE
This Initiative aims to create awareness towards ancient culture and healing sources of Eastern European countries. READ MORE
This Initiative will investigate the use and benefits of salt therapies, and provide guidance for those who want to understand and best utilize salt therapy to benefit their clientele. READ MORE
The vision of the First 1000 Days Initiative is to positively impact the health of future generations across the world. READ MORE
The Hot Springs Initiative is an international wellness think tank dedicated to exploring the diverse values of geothermal waters for health, tourism and community. READ MORE
This Initiative aims to increase transparency and awareness in the design and implementation of all elements of facilities involving thermal and wet treatments. READ MORE
This Initiative highlights the success and essence of destination spas & wellness retreats and presents findings from current and on-going research to the global community. READ MORE
The Massage Makes Me Happy Initiative aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through research and education, advocacy and global awareness. READ MORE
The Mental Wellness Initiative aims to understand those pathways that help people stay well and thrive mentally as well as physically. READ MORE
The Peer to Peer Leadership Training Initiative is a form of mentorship program dedicated to developing peer to peer relationships so to strengthen our industry. READ MORE
The Social Impact Initiative will identify and communicate evidence-based healthy living efforts that companies and communities are working on together to benefit society. READ MORE
This initiative aims to bring broader awareness, research, education and transformational experiences through the healing power of sound, music and acoustic resonance/vibrational therapies. READ MORE
This Initiative will provide information for GWI Initiatives & wellness professionals who want to contribute through (in) their company and/or in their city to the global efforts of helping people live richer, fuller and longer lives. READ MORE
The purpose of the Sustainability Wellness Initiative is to stimulate a provocative discussion about how wellness intersects on a personal level as well as on a wider social, economic and environmental scale. READ MORE
This Initiative brings together diverse thought leaders with the purpose of raising awareness on how our surroundings directly impact us. READ MORE
This Initiative brings together top thinkers and doers, who offer thought leadership on the impact of wellness at work in the global community. READ MORE
Its logical that cancer patients and survivors need to visit spas to de-stress and heal, but yet very few spas are trained or have invested in appropriate training. READ MORE
The goal of the Wellness for Children Initiative is to create awareness of the need for children and young people to be actively involved in their own wellness. READ MORE
The purpose of the Wellness Retail Initiative is to explore how the concept of wellness is creating new opportunities in the rapidly evolving retail sector. READ MORE
The key purpose of the Wellness Tourism Initiative is to create a global platform of lead stakeholders in what has become one of the fastest growing tourism segments. READ MORE
This Initiative aims to encourage and promote ‘Lean In Circles’ throughout the wellness industry, to ensure that future female leaders have a framework of support and motivation. READ MORE
This Initiative is planning to define the ancient and evolving, multidimensional science of yoga therapy as a legitimate wellness technology for the 21st century. READ MORE
The Global Wellness Institute serves as an umbrella organization for numerous Initiatives, that are independently chaired and run. The resources, editorial, research and opinions presented by the Initiatives do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Global Wellness Institute.