is about resources and clear attitudes.
By gaining the ability to practice self-care,
you can elevate your health on many levels.
This is sure to bring a revolution in health care
if we adopt it as a primary interest.
"Full-spectrum wellness," as developed by John Travis, is a complete picture of such an innovation. Travis is an MD who earned a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins in 1973. He has written more about wellness than anyone, and it demonstrates what has been missing in health care: we need many kinds of support for making healthy lifestyle changes, and he elaborated on the many ways we can do that. We now have the resources that illustrate how people can pursue self-care... and this answers the historical barrier -- not that people should take responsibility for their own health, but HOW.
The change comes from within. His Wellness Workbook delivered the big picture in 1981, and it came in vivid detail:
more access to medical care will not provide enough support to improve health (because that form of care is a passive process). We cannot move forward on Prevention unless we put more resources in people's hands.
More, in the way of major changes, will come when we implement alternatives we already have (doesn't that mean innovation, as in reform?), including the Wellness model.
By cultivating new resources, like sensory awareness and relaxation, we are sure that you will have a deeper understanding of the healing process, more ways to make healthy choices, and even enthusiasm, because it will increase your energy.
Wellness is cultivated.
It begins with coming home to yourself,
to develop the patterns that support
your natural tendency for healing.