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Wellness Inventory Endorsements

"...a foundational tool for wellness development."

Stanford Research Institute
Spas and the Global Wellness Market (May 2010)

"An invaluable program for health professionals and hospitals, the Wellness Inventory is a powerful tool for 21st century integrative medicine."

Larry Dossey, M.D.
Author, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words.
Executive Editor, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing

"A comprehensive, whole person approach to what comprises personal wellbeing. The underlying philosophy that we all have the innate ability to provide the tools to be well is truly a paradigm shift for healthcare."

Dave Harshbarger, MS, CWP
Wellness Manager, West Virginia University Medicine

“An excellent tool to establish guiding wellness principles for greater quality of life. The program is meaningful and flexible for the participant, providing autonomy and self-reflection toward greater health and well-being. I have utilized the Wellness Inventory in our hospital’s employee wellness program and our staff loved it!”

Lisa A. Perez, MA, CTRS
Employee Wellness Coach and Coordinator
Vital Transformations

"The fundamental component to our hospital's 7-Step Wellness program, the Wellness Inventory's 12 dimensions of wellness create a holistic foundation from which our clients not only explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of life, but more importantly discover ways in which to become responsible for their own health."

Patricia A. Duryea, Ph.D.
Principal, Duryea and Associates

"The Wellness Inventory is well organized, easy to use, and powerful enough to promote profound change. I found the Certification Training to be well designed, thorough and supportive. At HealthPoint, we are offering the Wellness Inventory as a central part of our employee wellness program. It is a great way to start the conversation about wellness that is so desperately needed.”

Cindy Breed, ND

"The Wellness Inventory is a powerful tool for health and wellness coaches and their clients. Coaching is all about motivation, intention and follow through, and the Wellness Inventory provides clients with invaluable feedback and the ability to track progress in any of the 12 areas of life. This tool should be part of every coach's tool box."

Dr. Patrick Williams
Master Certified Coach
CEO, Institute for Life Coach Training (www.lifecoachtraining.com)
Training professionals in life, health and wellness coaching

"A time-tested tool to help people see where they are in life and where they want to go.”

Martin Rossman, MD
Author, The Worry Solution
Director, Collaborative Medicine Center
Co-founder, The Academy for Guided Imagery

"I've been familiar with the Wellness Inventory and the work of John Travis for many years, and have found it to be enormously helpful. I've seen the Inventory open up new understandings and stimulate creative therapeutic responses for people with a wide range of clinical conditions. The Inventory also helps those who are still well to develop strategies for feeling even better. I highly recommend this program."

James S. Gordon, M.D.
Founder and Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Author, Manifesto for a New Medicine

"It (Wellness Inventory) was chosen as an exemplar in the Survey of Multidimensional Health and Fitness Indexes, because in addition to meeting all the inclusion criteria, it is very comprehensive in nature, is adaptable, and has a strong focus on health rather than disease."

Total Force Fitness for the 21st Century: A New Paradigm
Military Medicine (August 2010, Special Supplement)

"While most wellness assessments tell you that you're too fat, you should quit smoking and get some exercise, Dr. Travis recognized from the beginning that wellness is more than losing weight. One of the original wellness pioneers, he understood over 40 years ago that the heart of wellness involves looking at self-limiting behaviors in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual areas that underlie our lifestyle. It's hard to experience a higher level of wellness if you don't fully embrace and enjoy your life. The Wellness Inventory is the only online resource I know that assesses all aspects of the complex tapestry of wellness and provides practical tools to create sustainable lifestyle change."

Dean Edell, M.D.
Bestselling author, Host of nationally syndicated radio program, The Dean Edell Show

"As one of the first people to computerize the Health Risk Appraisal, Dr. Travis saw its limitations early on and developed the Wellness Inventory to extend into the all important quality of life issues. For over 40 years, he has continued to keep it at the forefront of wellness."

Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc)
Chairman, American Health Association
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), University of Arizona School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California School of Medicine (UCSF)

"The Wellness Inventory pushes beyond health risk appraisals to the wellness dimension of the illness-wellness continuum. This self-assessment tool offers new insights into what makes life worth living, and loving, and breathing. Medical care will never bring you to the brink of joyfulness, zest for life, and treating the environment responsibly. The Wellness Inventory puts the health back into health care."

Kent W. Peterson, M.D., F.A.C.P.M.
CEO, Occupational Health Strategies
Former director, American College of Preventive Medicine
Past president, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Former, Corporate manager of preventive and environmental medicine, IBM worldwide

"The journey to a healthy lifestyle begins with taking stock of your wellness, and that is exactly what the Wellness Inventory does - better than any other wellness assessment. As a key tool for the health and wellness coach, or as a self-directed beginning for the individual on their path to a wellness lifestyle, the Wellness Inventory is a great place to begin."

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC
Wellness Psychologist, Professional Certified Coach
CEO Real Balance Global Wellness Services
Author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change

"The Wellness Inventory system is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring your client's progress and making the coaching experience fun and interactive. It works well for clients that you see in-person, and those you coach at a distance. In addition, it provides opportunity for an additional revenue stream for coaching and trainers from various specialties."

Dr. John Spencer Ellis
CEO, Spencer Institute for Life Coaching and
NESTA - National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association

"Clients are proactively looking for life, health and beauty enhancement strategies. Wellness is no longer a spa trend it is a strategic imperative. The Wellness Inventory is a 21st century tool which helps clients transform valuable insight into results oriented action. The Wellness Inventory is a non-negotiable for any spa looking to develop deeper guest engagement and brand loyalty."

Kathleen Hurley
CEO, Integral Health, Inc.,
Spa Hospitality Worldwide

"The Wellness Inventory is a refreshing approach after years of "strictly by the numbers" Health Risk Appraisals that tell you how old you ought to be or why you are not already dead. Intuitive in its approach, the Wellness Inventory results seem to have a knack for describing the strengths and weaknesses of the participant in a way that is both informative and educational. Linked with the Wellness Workbook, the Wellness Inventory provides a valuable tool for better living."

William Thar, M.D., M.P.H.
VP of Research and Analysis
Franklin Health, Inc.



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