Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness Program
Is a group wellness program that covers seven areas of life:
Instructors: ChrŸs Tei, Caprice Kehler
Hans Kai uses the concept of Indicators to provide feedback to participants.
In the same way we can track the social determinants of wellness, such as the number of doctors per 1000 people, each person can track their personal wellness indicators
Personal Wellness Indicators
Blood pressure is the example we use to illustrate this concept.
Optimum blood pressure is 120/80.
The further one’s blood pressure is from the optimal is an indicator of how much we need to pay attention to managing it.
7 Areas of Life
The concept of Indicators can be adapted to any aspect of wellness, such as Gender Wellness.
An example of this is intensely living a very specific social gender role to manage the experience of gender dissonance, such as Kirsten Beck in her career as a Navy Seal.
Managing Gender Wellness for trans, Two-Spirit, nonbinary people is simply more complicated that it is for cis people and we need to learn to take the time required to deal with it, just as a diabetic needs to spend more time managing their condition.
Hans Kai focuses on the foundation of the pyramid of care, not the peak
Hans Kai focuses our attention on our self-care to improve the outcomes of the rest of our healthcare.
The 20/80 Rule
Pareto’s Law states that 80% of results comes from 20% of effort and is used as a prompt to focus attention on ‘high leverage activities’. In example, spending an hour organizing your weekly schedule will yield better time management for the entire week.
What gets lost in this focus is the other side of the coin, that is the other 80% of our effort to accomplish the remaining 20%.
Our self care is often part of this 80% and we need support to maintain our persistence.
As social animals, the best place to find this support is in a group.
Group Wellness Works