Global Wellness Institute Initiatives

The nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI) supports a wide range of important industry initiatives that further the growth of the various sectors of the wellness economy. Led by Initiative Chairs who are renowned thought-leaders in their field, GWI Initiatives have been instrumental in powering the growth of the multi-trillion-dollar wellness economy and uniting the health and wellness industries. How to Start a New Initiative | Connect with an Initiative Chair 


Featured Initiative Blog Posts

View all the GWI Initiative Blogs to explore the wide variety of resources and opportunities the GWI Initiatives are creating to further our mission to empower wellness worldwide, ranging from campaigns to raise awareness about a certain issue, white papers, practical booklets, trends, best practices and more.


Explore GWI Initiatives

Aesthetic Health Initiative

Aesthetic Health Initiative

Aesthetic health is the art and science of understanding how the signs and symptoms of beauty impact our lives ... Read More
Africa Wellness Initiative

Africa Wellness Initiative

The Africa Wellness Initiative (AWI) aims to promote African wellness through strengthening wellness institutions, training and human resources development ... Read More
Beyond GDP: Regenerative Hospitality & Wellness Initiative

Beyond GDP: Regenerative Hospitality & Wellness Initiative

This Initiative aims to explore winning happiness and wellbeing indices that can be implemented in all parts of the world ... Read More
Breathe Initiative

Breathe Initiative

The BREATHE Initiative is an international group of devoted breath practitioners, scientists/researchers, doctors and wellness thought leaders dedicated to sharing ... Read More
Clean Water Initiative

Clean Water Initiative

The Clean Water Initiative (CWI) aims to reduce wastage of water, make clean and potable water affordable in areas it ... Read More
Consulting Best Practices Initiative

Consulting Best Practices Initiative

The Consulting Best Practices Initiative aims to help individuals and businesses evaluate when a consultant would benefit them, as well ... Read More
Cryotherapy Initiative

Cryotherapy Initiative

Cryotherapy Initiative Our aim is to generate awareness and spread knowledge about the power of whole-body cryotherapy. Over time we ... Read More
Digital Wellness Initiative

Digital Wellness Initiative

This Initiative brings together thought leaders to serve as a think tank evaluating research and advocating for policy and education ... Read More
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

The purpose of this initiative is to create a positive impact on the wellness of global society by promoting innovative ... Read More
Dying Well Initiative

Dying Well Initiative

The Dying Well Initiative’s core objective is to facilitate an ongoing, global conversation about death and dying ... Read More
Exploring Salt and Halotherapy Initiative

Exploring Salt and Halotherapy Initiative

This Initiative will investigate the use and benefits of salt therapies, and provide guidance for those who want to understand ... Read More
First 1000 Days Initiative

First 1000 Days Initiative

The vision of the First 1000 Days Initiative is to positively impact the health of future generations across the world ... Read More
Hormonal Wellness Initiative

Hormonal Wellness Initiative

The Hormonal Wellness Initiative seeks to perfrom active research leading to hormonal wellness education and protocols ... Read More
Hot Springs Initiative

Hot Springs Initiative

The Hot Springs Initiative is an international wellness think tank dedicated to exploring the diverse values of geothermal waters for ... Read More
Hydrothermal Initiative

Hydrothermal Initiative

This Initiative aims to increase transparency and awareness in the design and implementation of all elements of facilities involving thermal ... Read More
Living Well From Within Initiative

Living Well From Within Initiative

The Initiative creates a coalition of awakened conscious leaders to facilitate healing, growth and wellness at this historic time of ... Read More
Massage Makes Me Happy Initiative

Massage Makes Me Happy Initiative

The Massage Makes Me Happy Initiative aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through ... Read More
Mental Wellness Initiative

Mental Wellness Initiative

The Mental Wellness Initiative aims to understand those pathways that help people stay well and thrive mentally as well as ... Read More
Nutrition for Healing Initiative

Nutrition for Healing Initiative

This Initiative commits to developing simple tools for the industry to help disseminate practical and easy to follow guidelines on ... Read More
Psychedelics & Healing Initiative

Psychedelics & Healing Initiative

This Initiative works to build consensus and nurture a collaborative approach to leadership in a new field that holds the ... Read More
Respiratory Wellness Initiative

Respiratory Wellness Initiative

This initiative examines the link between climate change, air quality, and respiratory wellness and aims to educate and mobilize people ... Read More
Sleep Initiative

Sleep Initiative

The Sleep Initiative’s initial focus is on uncovering the factors that contribute to restorative sleep and sharing tips on how ... Read More
Social Impact Initiative

Social Impact Initiative

The Social Impact Initiative will identify and communicate evidence-based healthy living efforts that companies and communities are working on together ... Read More
Sound Wellness Initiative

Sound Wellness Initiative

This initiative aims to bring broader awareness, research, education and transformational experiences through the healing power of sound, music and ... Read More
Supporting UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals Initiative

Supporting UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals Initiative

This Initiative will provide information for GWI Initiatives & wellness professionals who want to contribute through (in) their company and/or ... Read More
Web3 Initiative

Web3 Initiative

An initiative that focuses on the intersection of the $4.4 Trillion Global Wellness Economy and major web-related developments, and its ... Read More
Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative

Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative

This Initiative brings together diverse thought leaders with the purpose of raising awareness on how our surroundings directly impact us ... Read More
Wellness Coaching Initiative

Wellness Coaching Initiative

The Wellness Coaching Initiative will empower individuals and businesses around the world to confidently partner with wellness coaches, optimizing health ... Read More
Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative

Wellness Communities & Real Estate Initiative

This Initiative will explore how community environments can increase personal wellness ... Read More
Wellness for Cancer Initiative

Wellness for Cancer Initiative

It’s logical that cancer patients and survivors need to visit spas to de-stress and heal, but yet very few spas ... Read More
Wellness for Children Initiative

Wellness for Children Initiative

The goal of the Wellness for Children Initiative is to create awareness of the need for children and young people ... Read More
Wellness Tourism Initiative

Wellness Tourism Initiative

The key purpose of the Wellness Tourism Initiative is to create a global platform of lead stakeholders in what has ... Read More
Women in Leadership Initiative

Women in Leadership Initiative

This initiative helps to create resources, programming, and more that address the needs of women in wellness leadership and help ... Read More
Workplace Wellbeing Initiative

Workplace Wellbeing Initiative

This Initiative brings together top thinkers and doers, who offer thought leadership on the impact of wellness at work in ... Read More
Yoga Therapy Initiative

Yoga Therapy Initiative

This Initiative is planning to define the ancient and evolving, multidimensional science of yoga therapy as a legitimate wellness technology ... Read More


Inspired to Start a New Initiative?

Here is the 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. To become an Initiative Chair, you will need to have attended at least one previous Global Wellness Summit. 

Connecting to an Initiative Chair

Interested to Get Involved with an Initiative? 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 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.