Wald-Hopkins: A Vision For A Wellness Center

Empowering Community Wellness With Mindful Living: A Vision For A Wellness Center
By Patricia (Trish) Wald-Hopkins MSc, DABT, LMT, RMP
Holistic Wellness Practitioner

There was a special gathering Friday night at the Rosebud Café in White Rock of wellness practitioners including massage therapists, energy therapists, wellness/life coaches and educators and mental health professionals with a shared desire to form an alliance for a wellness network that supports practitioners and connects them to the community.

With the help of facilitator, NancyAnn Stealey, holistic health advisor and educator of Come to Your Senses, we took a short course on balancing the wheel of life and then proceeded to formulate a framework for a wellness network and planted the seeds for a wellness center.

The energy of enthusiasm was abundant and I am thrilled about the manifestation of this shared dream because a wellness center provides space, services and products that support balancing the wheel of life. The Wheel of Life consists of the seven different aspects of life (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, occupation, relationships and environment) and how their inter-connections influence the quality of your CORE self in daily life.

This might seem like common sense, but when you put it together like this it is a very powerful tool for evaluating and supporting holistic wellness in an individual’s life. Balancing the Wheel of Life … Identifying what a healthy life looks like for you is becoming a necessary new normal with the chaos around us.

We will continue our work as a group and encourage the participation of other interested practitioners and community members in the weeks and months to come.

We invite you to join the community discovery process to build a wish list of Wellness Services. We are interested in input on the following aspects:

  • What kind of health and wellness issues would you like support for?
  • What kinds of services and products are you interested in?
  • What part of your life do you most want to improve?
  • What topics for holistic health and wellness classes interest you?
  • What changes are you inspired to make in your health and wellness?

If you are interested in joining the group, contact me at 505.238.6814 or pwaldhopkins@gmail.com.

I will post announcements regarding this project, as well as upcoming wellness workshops at the Rosebud Café on my website events/schedule page here.

November is Women’s Wellness and December in Posture for Your Health month. Topics being considered for the New Year include Holistic Health for Allergy Relief and The Wellness of Children.

Editor’s note: Patricia (Trish) Wald-Hopkins owns Mariposa Body, a massage and wellness practice in Los Alamos. For information, click here.


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