Wellness resources & tools

Bridging the gap between current research, thought leadership, and practical application to activate multidimensional, multicultural, whole-person wellness where individuals live, work, learn, play & reflect.

Featured Resources & Tools

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NWI Members with an active account in good standing have direct access to all resources and tools via the NWI Members Professional Library located on LearnWELL, the Official Learning center of the National Wellness Institute.

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All documents provided and distributed to the public by the National Wellness Institute are protected by copyright and intended for private, individual use. No portion of the documents downloaded by NWI Guests or Members may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without proper written permission. Public distribution of NWI models (including the Six Dimensions of Wellness Model, Wellness Promotion Competency Model, and Multicultural Wellness Wheel) must be properly credited back to the National Wellness Institute, Inc.

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Downloadable Resource_Six Dimensions_Defining and Assessing Wellness
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What is WELLNESS? While the term has been defined and applied in many ways, NWI holds firm to the belief that WELL individuals function optimally in their current environment.

Applying a multidimensional wellness approach that considers the WHOLE PERSON can be useful in nearly every human endeavor. NWI’s Six Dimensions of Wellness model brings forth awareness of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to living a healthy life.

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Downloadable Resource_Six Dimensions_Defining and Assessing Wellness
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What is WELLNESS? While the term has been defined and applied in many ways, NWI holds firm to the belief that WELL individuals function optimally in their current environment.

Based on NWI’s long-standing and well-respected Six Dimensions of Wellness model, this 17-page interactive resource is designed to help wellness professionals and the individuals they serve better understand what wellness is, why it matters, assess their personal satisfaction in each dimension, and identify areas for action and improvement.

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Downloadable Resource_Six Dimensions_Self-reflection and WELL Guide
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A companion to NWI’s “Six Dimensions of Wellness: Defining & Assessing Wellness” resource, this highly interactive and engaging guide takes users on a deeper journey into how they can activate and advance wellness in their own lives to improve their performance and functioning where they live, work, learn, play, and reflect.  

Built on NWI’s four W.E.L.L. principles (Whole-person, Environment, Lifestyle, and Learning) and the power of self-awareness, individuals are encouraged to rate and reflect on their current level of satisfaction in each dimension and formulate specific action steps to guide them from where they are now to where they want to be.

NWI Guests = $12 (click to buy)
NWI Members = FREE (click to join)

Downloadable Resource_Wellness Promotion Competency Model
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NWI’s Wellness Promotion Competency Model is a groundbreaking standard for wellness practitioners around the world. The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification program and strengthens one’s knowledge, skills, and abilities by providing a framework that drives multidimensional, multicultural high-level wellness.

In collaboration with Butler University, NWI conducted research to clarify and support the validity of each of the five domains comprising the WPC model: Authenticity & Self-awareness, Whole-person & Systems Approaches, Inclusive & Responsive Practices, Communication & Connection, and Legal & Ethical Principles.

Click here to learn more and download the WPCM handout.

 

Downloadable Resource_Multicultural Wellness Wheel
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Proprietary to NWI, our Multicultural Wellness Wheel is designed to support wellness practitioners and related stakeholders in broadening their outlook as it relates to the concepts of wellness and well-being, and to support the recognition of the interlocking systems displayed within the wheel.

Focusing on three pillars for optimal and lifelong well-being—Personal & Family Wellness, Community Wellness, and Worksite Wellness—the Multicultural Wellness Wheel concept map addresses applied multicultural competency and the needs and goals of individuals, families, and workplaces. It also provides a guide for the development of well communities and civic infrastructures.

Click here to learn more and download the MWW handout.

Downloadable Resource_21 Day WELL Challenge
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The National Wellness Institute’s 21-Day W.E.L.L. Challenge is a self-guided, daily learning challenge designed to help participants expand their understanding of whole-person wellness through a multicultural lens. This exclusive W.E.L.L. challenge was developed in collaboration with The Privilege Institute and the University of West Georgia using NWI’s Multicultural Wellness Wheel, Six Dimensions of Wellness model, and the Privilege Institute’s original 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge.

Applicable to both group and individual settings, this comprehensive professional toolkit has been purposefully designed to help wellness professionals raise awareness and guide both clients and communities toward a more WELL life.

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Downloadable Resource_Social Activation of Wellness Report
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Released after the WELL Leader Connect Event hosted in conjunction with the 2021 National Wellness Conference, the Social Activation of Wellness Report explores how NWI’s Wellness Promotion Competency Model addresses both opportunities and obstacles in today’s wellness evolution to help leaders shift mindsets, behaviors, and practices.

Addressing three specific action areas essential to the successful execution of high-level wellness strategies (proper messaging, accessibility to tools and resources, and the expansion of quality-of-life standards), the SAOW report outlines the importance of developing clear and meaningful messaging for targeted audiences and taking a multidimensional and multicultural approach to execute high-level wellness programming.

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Reimagining Wellness Videocast Speaker Series
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A HIGH-LEVEL WELLNESS SPEAKER SERIES! 

Hosted by NWI’s CEO & Executive Director, Chuck Gillespie, our exclusive Reimagining Wellness Live Conversations are designed to connect you to some of the highest-level thinkers, leaders, and practitioners in the wellness industry to further activate and advance inclusive cultures of well-being for all.  

Covering both general and specific topics, Reimagining Wellness Live Conversations are interactive and designed to create a supportive community where attendees can connect to, learn from, rely on, and develop relationships with one another.

FREE for everyone, click here to register for the next live conversation or to listen to previously recorded sessions.

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Downloadable Resource_Health Observances Calendar
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Published annually, NWI’s complimentary Health Observances Calendar is designed to help individuals and organizations plan for and activate a healthy year. Wellness practitioners are encouraged to use this resource to increase engagement and interaction with their clients, promote special offerings, create awareness, and promote a wide variety of health and wellness-related activities.

If you choose to link to the calendar, we appreciate you crediting the National Wellness Institute (NWI).

If you have an update, correction, or addition (please include the name, date, official website, and contact information for the organization when possible) to the current Health & Wellness Observances Calendar, please email our team at nwi@nationalwellness.org.

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Purchasable Resource_Wellness Champions Workbook
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Lead the change, develop your voice, and expand your reach through NWI’s Wellness Champion Workbook, Leading the Change Through Comprehensive High-Level Wellness.
This interactive digital workbook and much-needed reference guide will take you on a journey to refine what wellness is, review NWI’s Six Dimensions of Wellness, articulate your message, utilize data, manage your initiative, align wellness and health, and implement programming.

NWI Guests = $79 (click to buy)
NWI Members = $49 (click to buy or join)

On-demand Educational Webinars & Workshops

On-demand webinars are only accessible to NWI Members for up to two years at no additional charge. Click here to join.
Live webinars are available to NWI Guests and Members. View our upcoming schedule.

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Members-only On-demand Webinar Library

Explore our catalog of members-only on-demand webinars available in LinkedWELL.
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Staying Whole While Navigating Turbulence

Original Air Date: June 21, 2023
Presented By: Jennie Jones, MA, CWP, PQ Coach | Founder, Rudder Consulting
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At the Intersection of Environmental Racism, Sustainability, and Well-being

Original Air Date: May 18, 2023
Presented By: Crystal Dixon, MA, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC | Assistant Professor of the Practice, Wake Forest University
Replay Available to NWI Members: Join Now
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Supporting Employees & Clients Through Health Disruptions

Original Air Date: April 20, 2023
Presented By: Shiri Ben-Arzi, MCC, Health & Medical Coach | Founder, Medical Coaching Institute
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Utilizing Empathy to Craft an Adaptive Leader Framework for Wellness Professionals

Original Air Date: March 16, 2023
Presented By: Ajit Dodani, Empathy Strategist
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Activation of Sustainable Change: The Key to Living Your Healthiest Life

Original Air Date: February 16, 2023
Presented By: Dr. Michelle Thompson-Olson, DO | UPMC
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Shifting Mindsets, Behaviors & Practices Through the ACTIVATION of Wellness

Original Air Date: January 19, 2023
Presented By: Kellie Straub and Suzanne Hunt
Sponsored By: National Wellness Institute (NWI)
Replay Available to NWI Members: Join Now
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Maximize Engagement with Impactful Digital Interactions

Presented By: Zoe Rivers and Brittany Kowalski
Sponsored By: Avidon Health
Original Air Date: November 16, 2022
Replay Available to NWI Members: Join Now
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What Data Are You Missing From Your Wellness Programming?

Original Air Date: October 26, 2022
Presented By: Dr. Tyler Amell
Sponsored By: Medikeeper
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Changing the Narrative Around Alcohol and Community

Original Air Date: September 21, 2022
Presented By: Daniel Stiller and Vanessa O’Neil
Sponsored By: Better Rhodes

Replay Available to NWI Members: Join Now

NWI Journal & Recommended Podcasts

NWI’s Foundational Models

NWI Six Dimensions of Wellness Model
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Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges. NWI promotes Six Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Occupational, Spiritual, and Social. Addressing all six dimensions of wellness helps individuals understand what it means to be holistically W.E.L.L. by focusing on their Whole Person, Environment, Lifestyle, and Learning.  

Developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), this interdependent model for the Six Dimensions of Wellness provides the categories from which NWI derives its resources and services.

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Click here to download NWI’s “Six Dimensions of Wellness: Defining & Assessing Wellness” resource. 

Click here to download NWI’s “Six Dimensions of Wellness: Self-reflection & W.E.L.L. Guide” resource

NWI Six Dimensions of Wellness Model
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NWI’s Wellness Promotion Competency Model is a groundbreaking standard for wellness practitioners around the world. The model serves as the standard for the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification program and strengthens one’s knowledge, skills, and abilities by providing a framework that drives multidimensional, multicultural high-level wellness.

In collaboration with Butler University, NWI conducted research to clarify and support the validity of each of the five domains comprising the WPC model: Authenticity & Self-awareness, Whole-person & Systems Approaches, Inclusive & Responsive Practices, Communication & Connection, and Legal & Ethical Principles.

Click here to learn more and download the WPCM handout.

NWI Six Dimensions of Wellness Model
Learn More

Proprietary to NWI, our Multicultural Wellness Wheel is designed to support wellness practitioners and related stakeholders in broadening their outlook as it relates to the concepts of wellness and well-being, and to support the recognition of the interlocking systems displayed within the wheel.

Focusing on three pillars for optimal and lifelong well-being—Personal & Family Wellness, Community Wellness, and Worksite Wellness—the Multicultural Wellness Wheel concept map addresses applied multicultural competency and the needs and goals of individuals, families, and workplaces. It also provides a guide for the development of well communities and civic infrastructures.

Click here to learn more and download the MWW handout.

Membership with the National Wellness Institute includes exclusive access to our on-demand webinar library and a wide array of valuable resources, tools, and benefits. Earn Continuing Education Credits, connect with wellness leaders from around the globe, stay current with evidence-informed research and best-practices. We have a membership for YOU!

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