We provide resources that are informative, clear and effective.
We address questions, solve problems, build self-care skills, and increase energy.
We demonstrate that when strength is balanced with flexibility, you will reduce stress.
We help people understand the healing process, and gain personal strengths for motivation.
What we bring:
We like to use the Learning Circle, instead of teaching. While we often provide consulting services, most of what we do is in open discussions: this is the most effective learning method, because promoting discussion answers more questions. Circles are an exchange of information, and this promotes everyone’s ability to share their experience. Speaking up is only part of the process — simply listening to the experiences of your peers is also a significant way to learn. We have found that participation always raises awareness and brings some valuable lessons about health. People enjoy the Circle because there are more feelings involved, and that makes the lessons feel more valuable.
The discussions involve sitting in the round – this format increases inclusion and encourages listening. It is an environment that creates openness and leads to discovery, so there are better outcomes. Usually this much time is not allowed for discussing lifestyle habits… we think this is why so many efforts in Prevention do not succeed.
We all gain insight in the group, and the Circle is a terrific process that helps us be smarter about how to take our health into our own hands and create wellness. As we relate to the experience others have, and relax our social barriers, we develop key relationships: the group creates social bonds, and this outcome helps us find confidence about handling change. Learning together makes it easier to meet our own challenges because we feel a lot better when we don’t have to do everything alone.
Staying healthy involves growing.
We present the group learning experience because it demonstrates the community-based process: the way learning together also develops relationships. Circles promote unique health values, in implicit ways, such as “Keep your attitude open,” and “Be willing to grow.” This view of lifestyle change is about growing. If you’re finished growing, you’re finished. This is a sea change from thinking we need discipline to force our habits to change.
More about our model:
We are a low-profit dedicated to showing people why Prevention is central to health care. Most of all, we provide the how, but we are not interested in the installation of good behaviors or discipline. We invite anyone interested in talking about increasing wellness to join us, and we gather around the desire to find genuine growth and development. We are confident in this process — it fosters change because it provides time, resources, and an atmosphere of common ground. This proves to be a good setting for learning ways to respond better to our health.
Discovering health comes naturally, as a growth process. It may sound odd, but as our outlook changes, we discover how valuable our health is. The reason many people find “change” difficult is that they are confused about diets, or struggling with discipline. We have found that healthy lifestyle change is a natural outcome of mutual support, and that most people just need resources, empathy, and motivation (more than discipline).
Health Care needs to expand in ways that deliver more comprehensive messages, skills, and encouraging experiences… this will improve Prevention.