Supporting mental and emotional well-being is one of the largest growing trends of our time. The market for mental and emotional well-being support, referred to as “Transformational Technology” has market estimates for consumer demand in the hundreds of billions. Yet mass adoption and understanding are not at the levels that reflect these trends.
There was a time when wellness within companies was thought of in the context of charity 5k runs or team building competitions. Wellness support within companies was often something few employees knew existed or felt comfortable exploring. Today, Well-being in the workplace has taken over what was once “Wellness” and encompasses a great deal more.
Even a good wellness program can benefit from a fresh approach.
Fitness reimbursement has been noted as a mainstay employee perk. In fact, over 70 percent of Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI) member employers are offering some form of support to employees for gym membership and/or specialty fitness needs, according to the December 2016 WCWI Member Poll.
So, why don’t traditional wellness programs work? Laura Putnam, CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, answered this at the Jan. 24, 2017 Alliance Learning Circle event in Madison, Wis.
“We can train ourselves to be happier,” said Dr. Kevin McCabe told the audience on Jan. 24, at the Alliance Learning Circle event: Does Happy = Healthy? (Transitioning from a Wellness Plan to a Well-Being Program). Learn how to train your brain and the five principles of happiness.