The Wellness Inventory may be licensed by educational institutions to promote wellness among the student population, to gather valuable data to aid in creating wellness and health education programs targeted to the students' needs, and to utilize as part of the wellness program for faculty and employees.
The Wellness Inventory - Invaluable Tool for University Wellness Programs
The Wellness Inventory is a whole person assessment program based upon the pioneering work of John W. Travis, MD, MPH, a founder of the modern wellness movement and creator of the first wellness assessment. Partnering with Dr. Travis, HealthWorld has created a dynamic, online version of the Wellness Inventory - an effective tool to help employees create more balance in their lives.
Wellness Inventory is a "whole person" assessment program designed to help employees gain personal insight into their state of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. The program offers guidance and tools to transform this new awareness into lasting changes in their lives, and a renewed sense of health and wellbeing. And best of all, the program can be taken in the comfort of the employee's own home or the office and you will have access to their scores (with their permission).
Benefits to Your Students, Faculty & Employees:
Overall Benefits for Your Institution:
- Assessing their current level of mind-body-spirit wellness.
- Enhanced self-understanding of themselves as a whole human being.
- Helps determine the areas of their life they want to improve.
- Users can create a personalized Wellness Plan to meet specific goals.
- Users are directed to resources, classes and programs to assist in meeting these goals.
- Permission-based email reminders help motivate users to follow their Wellness Plan.
- Improved student, faculty & employee health and wellbeing.
- Improved faculty & employee performance.
- Enhanced student, faculty & employee satisfaction.
- Provides direct feedback on the needs of specific departments and demographic groups through customized group reporting.
- Assists company in designing customized wellness programs for specific student, faculty & employee segments.
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Reporting, Communication and Coaching Tools
The Wellness Inventory also provides colleges and universities with tools to empower you in working with your faculty, staff, and/or students. You will have access to reporting, coaching
and communication tools to facilitate group profiles by department, demographic groups or company wide, one-on-one coaching, follow up, and to strengthen the client-coach relationship.
Group Demographic Reports: Licensees are able to run demographic group reporting on 8 demographic variables for the Wellness Scores and Satisfaction Scores in the 12 sections of the assesment. Reports may be performed on both single demographic variables and multiple demographic variables. This will enable you to have a wellness and motivation profile for specific demographic groups in your institution. Customization options will allow you to run reports by department, location and other desired demographics.
Individual Faculty, Staff and/or Student Reports: Designated wellness coaches may have access to individual employee assessment results and wellness plans. Test comparison and note-taking features included. Facilitates 1-on-1 wellness coaching.
The Wellness Inventory Certification Training is offered in two levels. The first level is a 14 week live phone tele-class, a dynamic, process-oriented course that provides in-depth personal experience and practical knowledge of the Holographic Change Process.
The training provides a unique coaching skill-set to maximize the program's effectiveness in creating change in your clients lives. The goal of the course is to create competence in delivering the program to individual, group, and organizational clients. The cost of the training is $1,395.
We are offering two Certification Trainings Fall 2013. Here are the class times:
Sept. 17 - Dec. 17, 2013 - Tuesdays 7-9 ET
Sept. 18 - Dec. 18, 2013 - Wednesdays 1-3 ET
The 14 week Certification Training is followed by our Level II training, the 7 week Holographic Coaching Practicum. After completing the Practicum you receive the designation of Certified Wellness Inventory Coach. The cost of the Practicum course is $695. The package cost for the two trainings is $ 1,990.
The two Levels of the Wellness Inventory Coach Certification Training are approved by the International Coach Federation for 42 CCEs as well as for portfolio certification credit. The trainings are also approved for 42 hours towards the Board Certified Coach Credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education.
"This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."
Patrick Williams, Ph.D.
All classes are recorded for your convenience should you need to miss a class.
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A wellness coach who is proficient in using the Wellness Inventory program can be effective in helping your students, faculty or staff to create desired lifestyle changes and bring about a higher level of health and wellbeing.
Background of the Program - Teaching People to Be Well
The Wellness Inventory is based on the pioneering work of John W. Travis, MD,
MPH, recognized as a founder of the wellness movement. Dr. Travis was a
protégé of Dr. Lewis Robbins, creator of the Health Risk Appraisal, while a
resident at John's Hopkins and working with the US Public Health Service.
In the early 1970s influenced by the pioneering work of Abraham Maslow and
his concept of self-actualization, and other early leaders in the human potential
movement, he decided to dedicate his life to "teaching people to be well" rather
than treating patients.
He opened the first wellness center in the US in 1975) and created the first
wellness assessment (Wellness Inventory) as the intake for the center. The work
at his wellness center was based on a forerunner of the coaching model, in which
the client was the expert in his/her own life and had a co-creative relationship with
the center's wellness facilitators. Dr. Travis authored the classic Wellness
Workbook (Celestial Arts, 1981, 2004, 3rd Ed) which has been used by wellness
and health promotion educators in universities for 25 years.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING....
"The Wellness Inventory pushes beyond health risk appraisals to the wellness dimension of the illness-wellness continuum. This self-assessment tool offers new insights into what makes life worth living.....The Wellness Inventory puts the health back into health care."
Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM
CEO, Occupational Health Strategies
Former director, American College of Preventive Medicine
Former Corporate manager, preventive & environmental medicine, IBM worldwide
"The Wellness Inventory is a refreshing approach after years of "strictly by
the numbers" HRAs that tell you how old you ought to be or why you are not
already dead. Intuitive in its approach, the Wellness Inventory results seem to have a knack
for describing the strengths and weaknesses of the participant in a way that
is both informative and educational. The Wellness Inventory provides a valuable tool for better living."
William Thar, MD, MPH
VP of Research and Analysis
Franklin Health, Inc.
"The Wellness Inventory is the fundamental component to our hospital's 7-Step Health and Wellness program. Dr. John Travis’ 12 key dimensions of wellness create a holistic foundation from which our clients not only explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of life, but more importantly discover ways in which to become responsible for their own health."
Patricia A. Duryea, Ph.D.
"As one of the first people to computerize the Health Risk Appraisal, Dr. Travis saw its limitations early on and developed the Wellness Inventory to extend into the all important quality of life issues. For over 25 years, he has continued to keep it at the forefront of wellness."
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc)
President, American Health Association
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
and University of Arizona School of Medicine
"The Wellness Inventory is a powerful tool for health and wellness coaches and their clients. Coaching is all about motivation, intention and follow through, and the Wellness Inventory provides clients with invaluable feedback and the ability to track progress in any of the 12 areas of life. This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."
Dr. Patrick Williams
Master Certified Coach
CEO, Institute for Life Coach Training
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