Health is more than the absence of illness

When we hear the word health, what springs to mind? Complicated diets? Punishing exercise regimes? No more dessert – ever?

The Constitution of the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that ‘good health is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

Writing further about health, the World Health Organisation World Health Organisation ‘health is a resource for everyday life, not the object of living, and is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities. Health is a fundamental human right, recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). It is also an essential component of development, vital to a nation’s economic growth and internal stability’.

At The Banyans, we take a health and wellbeing approach to integrated restoration. We believe that each and every person has value and purpose, and that our physical health is intricately related to and influenced by a range of factors.

One of the models we use is the Integrated Wellness Approach of the National Wellness Institute co-founder, Dr Bill Hettler. The dimensions of wellness in this model are Occupational, Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual and Intellectual. By taking this whole person approach to recovery and rejuvenation, both the cause and symptoms of barriers to wellness can be addressed.

Each of these dimensions will be the subject of articles over the next few weeks so bookmark our site, subscribe to our RSS feed or sign up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss out.

Designed for integrated restoration, and with an expert team of therapists, health practitioners and wellness coaches, The Banyans Health and Wellness Residence is a place where body and soul prosper in an environment of rest, wellness and inspired living.

Call us now on 1300 BANYAN (1300 226 926) or email welcome@thebanyans.com.au for a confidential discussion about how you or someone you care about can benefit from The Banyans.

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