GW Resiliency & Well-Being Center

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    Mission

    The George Washington (GW) Resiliency & Well-being (R&W) Center supports individual, departmental, and institutional level purpose, which is the foundation of whole person health. To support the meaningful contributions of all employees and trainees at GW, the R&W Center provides whole person care and education at all levels including:

    Individuals: Empowering our employees and trainees

    • Educational talks and resources
    • Group workshops
    • One-on-one coaching/counseling

    Units and Departments: Supporting all academic and clinical units and departments

    • Consultations for tailored approaches
    • Grand rounds
    • Workshops
    • Retreats

    Institutional: Comprehensive advising and resource support

    • Clearinghouse for resources, funding, and events throughout GW
    • Policy and process development and refinement
    • Helping leadership serve as role models of resiliency and well-being

    Currently, the GW R&W Center serves the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, including the Medical Faculty Associates, with some services available to other GW entities, such as the GW Hospital. We provide no cost initial consultations for any GW unit and can consult on a fee for service model.

    Vision

    We envision an inclusive culture of health and wellness (well-being) at the George Washington (GW) University and Medical Enterprise that is both resilient during times of high stress and able to promote personal and professional satisfaction through:

    • Genuine support of each other—fostered through positive interactions, effective communication, trust, and compassion
    • Easily accessible, whole person resources to support the resiliency and well-being of all GW employees and trainees in the workplace and in their personal lives
    • Clearly prioritizing well-being with professional success (purpose + work-life integration) over pure efficiency (performance alone)
    • GW and its members serve as leaders and innovators to model, promote, and expand the culture of well-being beyond our institutional boundaries

    Definitions

    Well-being integrates mental health (mind) with physical health (body) resulting in a more complete   approach to disease prevention and health promotion that also takes into consideration high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stress.

    Tracking these conditions is important for public policy. Yet, many indicators that measure living conditions fail to measure what people think and feel about their lives, fundamental states such as the quality of their relationships, their positive emotions and resilience, the realization of their potential, or their overall satisfaction with life—their “well-being.” 

    Whole Health utilizes well-being to support purpose. By integrating all aspects of Whole Health (see figure below), whole person health can be achieved and facilitate an individual to live their best, most fulfilling life.

    Resilience is the ability of a person, family, organization, or community to cope with and adapt to challenges or setbacks. Supporting resiliency includes stress management and coping.