Wellness and Spirituality
Spiritual Wellness could have many definitions but there are actually several persons performing great work in this arena. For instance, http://drdansiegel.com/resources/healthy_mind_platter/ Dr. Dan Siegel has created the Healthy Mind Platter and outlines seven daily essential activities to create well being.
In an article, Counseling for Spiritual Wellness, authors pinpoint six dimensions of wellness and conclude that persons can receive counseling as a means of attaining a certain level of wellness which is essentially a form of spirituality and self release, by means, for example, through meditation and other techniques. Elliott Ingersoll, PhD, has devised an inventory to test your spiritual wellness here at http://www.elliottingersoll.com/Spiritual_Wellness_Test.html There are also several college level courses and programs on Spiritual Wellness, including Santa Clara University and UC San Diego
As part of any Wellness Coaching program, there must be a spiritual component and Paths to Wellness can assist you with this journey through many forms without judgement of your culture, religion or self-journey.
Perhaps a place to start is to breathe. There is a wonderful organization that can help you to do this called, DO AS ONE, their website is http://doasone.com/ Their goal is to create a worldwide positive impact by uniting persons in breathing and intending to connect humanity.
Our spiritual beliefs are a very personal part of us. Many of us grew up with traditional religious practice in its various forms. I have found that cleansing yourself physically somehow creates a desire to cleanse yourself spiritually. Once you begin a path of health on the outside and through your organs, you want to go deeper and start healing the soul, the past, and you move toward forgiveness of yourself and others. Oprah has had Iyanla Vanzant on many of her broadcasts. I had the privilege of meeting Iyanla in person, promoting her book, Peace from Broken Pieces, and Iyanla said on the Oprah show, ""You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them."