What do we collect?
We collect ligthouses, i.e. examples and cases that shed light on one or more aspects of responsible wellbeing. We have four main factors that we look at:
- UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG17)
- Wellbeing Domains
- Focus Area
- Project or Destination Type
The four factors are as follows
1. UN Sustainable Development Goals – as it is defined by the United Nations (UN) there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Please, select the ones that are relevent for your project or for your destination.
2. Wellbeing Domains – wellbeing is defined by 7 domains. There are numerous ways a property or destination may aim at improving the guests’ wellbeing. Many of those attempts may not even be manifested in a form of service but incorporated in the overall service concept or story telling. Select that or those that your business or destinations specifically focuses on.
- Intellectual Domain – focusing on intellectual development, being curios about all, happy to learn all through life, responding positively to intellectual challenges. Being ready and willing to sharing one’s gifts with others
- Spiritual Domain – finding value, meaning of life, connection or purpose with or without organized religion
- Occupational/Vocational Domain – selecting and participating in work or activities that provides personal life enrichment or completion, satisfaction in line with one’s lifestyle, values, and goals. Putting one’s skills, passion and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding
- Environmental Domain – being aware and understanding one’s role in and impact on social, natural, and built environments, and how that may affect wellbeing. Actively contributing to the preservation of every aspect of our environment.
- Psychological Domain – caring for one’s body to stay healthy now and in the future
- Social Domain – respecting and caring about others, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and relationships, letting others care. Actively contributing to community.
- Emotional Domain – beaing aware of and respecting one’s feelings, values, or attitudes, as well as appreciating the feelings of others.
3. Key Focus Areas – based on our 25+ years of experience in wellness and wellbeing development and management we identified four groups we focus on. We understand that a project or a destination may fall under more than just one group. Feel free to select the relevant one(s).
- Wellness – aiming at wellness in general, when wellness addresses human health in a holistic or comprehensive sense and assumes that each person will actively participate in protecting their health, in preventing diseases and will not leave all this to medication.
- Holism/spirituality – referred to the balance of body, mind, emotion and spirit as well as with the natural and social worlds, and the connection to oneself and the universe. It is also about the search for a higher meaning beyond physical existence.
- Medical/healthcare services – treatments, therapies and services that aim at the improvement of a certain issue, condition, indication or illness. Let those be conventional or integrative approaches.
- Health/healing – defined as a holistic process of getting better, recovery or a natural restoration of health and balance of life. This can include physical, mental, psychological and emotional dimensions and related activities, treatments of services.
4. Type of Project – project may come in very different forms and styles. The categorization below groups the most likely typologies. Please, select only one.
- Hotel, resort – accommodation establishments of various sizes, styles and themes
- Clinic/hospital – licenced establishments aiming at curing illnesses, offering rehabilitation services with the active involvement of healthcare professionals
- Retreat – are typically small and remote establishments, mainly catering for wellness and holistic guests who are not ill but may feel unbalanced, stressed or in need of some time for themselves
- Spa – places devoted to overall wellbeing through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit from dayspas, through hotel/resort spas to destination spas (after ISPA)
- Hot spring/thermal/thalasso – spas, baths, centres built on natural resources such as hot or thermal springs, or the sea (i.e. thalasso)
- Destination – a geographically and/or administratively defined area, e.g. city, region, valley, etc. that can attract visitors on its own right.
We understand that responsible wellbeing can be implemented both at project as well as at destination level. We are happy to have recommendations from developers, operators or destination management bodies, organizations. We are looking for examples and cases with a track record. Projects that have not yet in operation may apply but we need to see that there is more than just a plan behind the recommendation. Feel free to talk to us, happy to discuss alternatives before the recommendation is sent!