What is wellness?
When people think of wellness, they typically think of getting a massage or doing yoga. And while these can include elements of wellness, those activities constitute a small portion of what wellness is. We define wellness as "the actions and choices that contribute to a lifestyle of dynamic balance on all dimensions of healthy living." More than getting away from life's challenges and relaxing, it's about engaging life in a way that leads to thriving in all its facets. We use research on young adult development to define 9 dimensions of healthy living, and guide participants in developing a lifestyle of balance in all those dimensions, which is what ultimately leads to true wellness.
How do I know if a wellness gap experience is right for me?
People that seek this kind of experience tend to share a number of characteristics and situations. If one or more of the following statements sound like you, then Si!Gap Wellness Gap Experience might be exactly what you are looking for:
What Si!Gap Is Not:
While the Si!Gap team and the organization it belongs to (the Supportive Immersion Institute) have almost two decades of expertise in treating mental health, Si!Gap is not a therapeutic program. Because of that, if you struggle with the following issues or similar ones, we recommend you seek an environment that can appropriately address your needs:
- Substance Abuse
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Suicidal ideation
What Si!Gap Is:
Si!Gap provides you with everything you would want in a gap or study abroad journey, with the significant addition of the wellness element, which guides you recalibrate your optimal level of functioning through: