7 Benefits of  Holistic Approach to Wellness 

Across the Five Dimensions of Well-Being

While we're rushing around trying to eat better and keep fit, we often forget about the other important parts of our wellbeing.

There's more to being healthy than just diet and physical fitness.

To truly be well, we need to nurture five key areas - physical, mental / emotional, social, spiritual and financial.

View these as the five pillars supporting your wellness building. Each one is crucial and, together, they help us thrive in all areas of life.

Whether you're struggling with depression or just want to feel better overall, taking care of these five areas can be your road to recovery and a better, happier life.

The Five Pillars of the holistic approach to wellness:

holistic approach to wellness

Physical Health: Taking a holistic approach to wellness means considering your physical health as a top priority. It's pretty straightforward - nourishing your body with balanced meals, engaging in regular physical activity, and ensuring you get enough quality rest.

If you're aiming to reduce reliance on medication, paying attention to your physical health, nutrition and fitness is crucial.

Mental and Emotional  Health: A tough mind comes in handy when life throws curveballs at you. This is super important if you're dealing with obesity, are a yoyo dieter or dealing with emotional eating, or constant blues or anxiety.  

Emotional Health is about knowing your feelings and handling them in the best way possible. It's about being okay with asking for help when needed. This is a key component for anyone dealing with mental health problems.

Social Health: Social health is all about constructing and sustaining meaningful connections that hold significance in our lives. The key to maintaining our overall well-being lies in effective communication and fostering genuine relationships.

It's important to embrace a holistic approach to wellness, recognizing that good communication and meaningful relationships significantly contribute to our happiness and overall health.

Spiritual Health: Spiritual well-being is not solely tied to religion; it encompasses the aspects of life that bring meaning and purpose. Watch my movie: "The 7 Steps to Climb the Mountain of Life"  to get a glimpse into the journey of a human...

Unfortunately, it is often overlooked, yet it plays a vital role in achieving overall wellness. Taking a holistic approach to wellness involves recognizing the importance of nurturing your spiritual health.

Financial Health: This is not necessarily about getting rich. It is about having the means to afford proper nutrition, healthcare and a safe shelter for yourself and your family with a reasonable amount of time and effort in a reasonably safe workplace.

Why a Holistic Approach to Wellness Matters:

A holistic approach to wellness and mental health isn't just about symptoms. It has a bunch of benefits that can really help you:

Better Physical Health: Taking a holistic approach to wellness also means to prioritizing your physical health. It's important to engage in regular physical exercise and nourish your body with foods that align with your genetic makeup, culture, and environment.

By doing so, you not only enhance your physical well-being, but also promote a healthy brain and mind. A balanced lifestyle encompasses both body and mind!

Better Mental Health: Taking a holistic approach to wellness promotes better mental health and helps safeguard against future mental health issues. Striving for overall balance and wellbeing is essential in nurturing your mental wellbeing.

Embracing positive thinking, practicing gratitude, and finding joy in life's small moments and appreciating the little things in life (the #1 key to happiness) are all vital components of a well-rounded wellness routine that supports your overall mental wellbeing.

Self-Awareness: Developing self-awareness is crucial for gaining a deeper understanding of oneself.

Engaging in regular self-reflection and having regular self check-ins enable us to identify our emotional triggers, which plays a significant role in effectively managing our overall well-being and help you to understand yourself better. 

Knowing your emotional triggers can go a long way in managing your physical and mental health.

There needs to be a healthy balance of this continuum, as too much self-awareness can lead to overthinking, rumination, procrastination and anxiety.

Stress Management: Life is stressful. Our body and mind is made to withstand stress, and thrives under occasional stress, followed by a balancing time of regeneration and relaxation.

In our modern time we often suffer from chronic excessive stress. But how we deal with and manage stress makes all the difference.

A holistic approach encourages relaxation techniques, mindfulness, deep breathing, regenerative psychosensory techniques like Havening Techniques®, and other healthy coping strategies. All of these can help you handle stress better and feel more at ease.

The InstantCalm Formula Course consists of an effective combination of stress-reduction techniques to de-stress and calm worries in record time.

Resilience: Everyone faces tough times in life, but adopting a holistic approach can provide you with the necessary tools to tackle challenges and bounce back. Building resilience is especially crucial for individuals dealing with issues related to wellness and mental health.

Your resilience level at the beginning of your life depends on your unique "mental landscape", which is shaped by your genetic makeup and childhood experiences.

Resilience can be acquired and improved through various methods, such as Havening Techniques. These techniques offer effective ways to train and strengthen your resilience, ultimately supporting your overall well-being.

Strong Relationships: To build meaningful connections, relationships are crucial. The holistic approach to wellness promotes better communication and empathy, helping you forge deep connections. It's even more important if you're navigating the rough waters of physical and mental health.

Purpose and Passion: Discovering and finding a sense of your life's purpose and embracing the passion to courageously pursue it can be a major turning point in your well-being and mental health journey. The holistic approach to wellness can help you to find your life's purpose and give you energy and a zest for life.

Conclusion

Overall, a holistic approach to wellness and health - one that takes care of all five pillars - can make life a lot better.

This approach improves your overall health, helps you understand and manage stress better, equips you to handle life's challenges, improves relationships, helps you to be more resilient and helps you find meaning and fulfillment.

Especially if you're dealing with mental health or brain health issues, taking this all-round approach can be a game-changer.

As Dr. Christine Sauer, the "Wellness Wizard", often says, "Take care of all dimensions of wellness. Let's work on all 5 dimensions of your health and wellness and recover your sparkle!"

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About the author

Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD, ND is a German-trained, retired conventional as well as naturopathic physician, a Certified Brain, and Mental Health Coach and a Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Expert. Through her own journey from the successful owner of a large medical practice in Germany through the abyss of mental and physical illness to complete recovery, she discovered her unique process, combining education, life and health coaching, to help her clients to "Recover Your Sparkle", to achieve lasting peace, joy, and 5-dimensional health. Her mission is to be a beacon for love, joy, and peace in this scary world. Her hobbies are science, learning new things, cooking, gardening, and her husband and dog.
She is also an international #1 bestselling author, TEDx speaker, mentor and trainer for other coaches and a loving human being!

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