What is Holistic Wellness?
As described by Harrison (Apollo) Seggebruch,
Founder and Owner of HDS Allegiance,
Elite Trainer at KACommitted.
What is Holistic Wellness?
Let’s start by breaking the concept down and then building it back up.
The dictionary definition of holistic is “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”
The dictionary definition of wellness is “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.”
The dictionary definition for Holistic Wellness is “Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. … In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health”
Alrighty, now we have the building blocks to build and understand “The HDS ALLEGIANCE definition” of Holistic Wellness:
Holistic Wellness is the active pursuit of good health and life success through multi-dimensional wellness training. It is the understanding that there are multiple levels of wellness both internal and external and must be broken down into steps that are not independently separate but synergistically symbiotic.
What this means is that if you truly want to change your health or quality of life then you have to start recognizing that there are more factors than just the obvious external physical factors such as diet and exercise. That by actively identifying and training the multiple external factors in unison with the multiple internal factors we can then truly achieve total wellness! Done with consistency this will generate success and happiness.
Holistic Wellness has many different levels but HDS ALLEGIANCE and KACommitted choose to focus on 6 areas that they feel if properly trained combine to yield the greatest outcomes without overwhelming the self and consequentially getting nothing done.
The 6 chosen areas of wellness are the ones we can actively work on every day that though consistent training will guarantee a healthy body and mind, but also a joyful, successful, and free life!
(Almost as if those components were related. 😉
How does this work?
Instead of being separate pieces to worry about individually, we need to start to see the dimensions of our lives as steps to one another, related and connected by the sequential work we put in.
Once we identify the separate steps instead of seeing just a clustered whole, we can start to adequately train one piece at a time. Achieving an elite level at one stage, allowing more elite training at the next stage, and so on and so on, until all the systems are producing maximized efforts, transforming the sum of the whole into an entirely new glorious creation!
The 6 areas of wellness or “Success Steps” HDS Allegiance chooses to identify and train are as follows.
(Listed in a specific order, designating which levels of wellness must be trained first in order to create the foundation for elite training in the next level, generating a higher potential return than if you were to try to train each of the areas separately as unrelated.)
- Physical Wellness
- Occupational Wellness
- Intellectual Wellness
- Environmental Wellness
- Spiritual Wellness
- Healthy Relationships: Self & Social
Putting effort in one area, say physical wellness, as an investment step, for say, occupational, will long term yield better results in Life and Self than simply working on Occupation full time could ever yield.
For example, whether you work construction or in an office, having proper physical wellness, which would mean proper posture and core usage, can help keep you vibrant and vital longer throughout the day. This can mean more focus and more energy for longer periods of the day, keeping you in a positive, more productive mindset throughout the day, allowing you to get more done at a better quality.
And that is simply just correcting posture and breathing! Imagine if you truly focused on a functional training program that allowed you to physically make your job easier. Mentally making work more bearable, leaving you with a better attitude for relationships and more energy to use later time to participate in experiences you truly want or need to be doing. Experiences such as expanding your intellectual wellness, taking care of your environmental wellness, and enjoying life and doing whatever it is you like to do (spiritual wellness).
By first analyzing and diagnosing current weaknesses and imbalances in each area, we can slowly but surely design the most effectively efficient plan to get your life in alignment and then from that solid foundation, truly begin to pursue extraordinary yet now vivid levels of potential in both self and life and their symbiotic relationship for success, only previously perceived possible in fantasy.