Wellness Academy: WHAM – Session 1

Wellness Academy: WHAM - Session 1

Date/Time
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Mental Health Greensboro (New Location)
700 Walter Reed Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27403


Event Details

ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE ATTENDING WELLNESS ACADEMY CLASSES

Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a peer-led intervention developed by SAMHSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions for people with chronic health and behavioral health conditions that activates self-management to create and sustain new health behavior. WHAM aims to counter the high incidence of chronic physical health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity among people living with mental illnesses and addictions. Through facilitated sessions focused on setting strengths-based whole health goals, WHAM participants learn to:

  • Identify strengths and supports in 10 science-based whole health and resiliency factors
  • Write a concise whole health goal based on person-centered planning
  • Create and log a weekly action plan
  • Participate in peer support to create new health behavior
  • Elicit the Relaxation Response
  • Engage in cognitive skills to avoid negative thinking
  • Prepare for basic whole health screenings
  • Use shared-decision making skills and tools for engaging with doctors

12 Classes – 10 of 12 required for graduation:

  • Session 1: Intro to WHAM: Stress Science and Improving Your Health
  • Session 2: Connections: Power, Positivity, and Purpose
  • Session 3: Success: Unlocked with Five Keys
  • Session 4: Improve: Quality of Health and Resiliency
  • Session 5: Measurable: Determining how much
  • Session 6: Positively Stated: Gain vs. Change
  • Session 7: Achievable: Fluid Expectations
  • Session 8: Call Forth Actions: Creating Healthy Habits
  • Session 9: Time limited: Accomplishment Planning
  • Session 10: Motivation: The Sum of Ownership + Benefit
  • Session 11: Confidence: Improving Your Whole Health
  • Session 12: Celebration and Reflection

Learn more here