Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, financial and spiritual well-being.
The fundamental workplace wellness goal is improvement in employee population health risk factors. To accomplish this goal Actness Wellness Coach offers a powerful approach to workplace wellness, combining the two critical requirements for workplace wellness success—extremely high levels of employee engagement, and highly effective wellness coaching. As a result, we achieve substantially higher levels of improvement in employee population health risk factors than ever before possible—truly setting the standard for workplace wellness success.
Companies are looking for ways to help their employees be healthy and happy, leading to lower absenteeism and higher productivity. Employers have figured out the connection between healthy employees and company success, opening the way for wellness coaches to step in.
The coaching emphasizes cognitive and behavioral processes depending on the employee’s stage of readiness for change. Cognitive processes include increasing knowledge, comprehending the benefits of behavior change, warning of the risks and consequences of not changing, and empowering the participant to take action based on internal motivation. Behavioral processes include counter-conditioning (substituting a positive behavior for a negative one, such as taking a walk when feeling stressed instead of eating), enlisting social support, using rewards, controlling stimuli and building confidence.