Throughout our community conversations, facilitators heard about what was important to participants, including the importance of self-care, struggles with mental health, and the perceived lack of services that could help with the stresses of everyday life. In response, DC Health will pilot a wellness initiative to introduce complementary ways to deal with mental, physical, and spiritual health.
In August 2020, as part of developing the wellness initiative, DC Health invited seven providers of different types of wellness areas to talk about their experiences providing wellness services in the region. These providers — six in an online discussion group and one in an individual online interview — shared their perspectives as life coaches, acupuncturists, medical qi gong instructors, personal trainers, yoga therapists, wellness support group leaders, and meditation guides specializing in breath work, mind-body approaches, exercise, trauma-informed care, traditional Chinese medicine, body work, resiliency, and energy work.
We often see people who: