In response to the mental wellness crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels, wellness resorts and spas are rolling out programming to tackle everything from grief to trauma.
This is according to a report by the Global Wellness Summit Trendium, which reveals that new practitioners such as therapists, psychiatrists, hypnotherapists and spiritual healers are being brought in for this purpose.
The report notes that everyone suffers mental issues and emotional pain, as evidenced by the courageous recent actions of champion tennis player, Naomi Osaka, and the legendary Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles. States the report: “This new, positive focus on emotional wellness is part of a larger questioning of our patriarchal society, where emotion is derided as feminine weakness. “There are numerous examples of the new emotional healing in wellness. Scream therapy has been dubbed “the new yoga” as more people ache for the most cathartic emotional release. At Kamalaya in Thailand, their new programme, “Embracing Change” is all about healing the intense emotional stresses born of the pandemic, using everything from acupuncture to one-on-one sessions with a mentor, who does some hard work with you to un-riddle your emotional patterns.
“Accor’s Raffles Hotels and Resorts’ new wellness programme is tellingly called “Emotional Wellbeing by Raffles”. Greece’s Euphoria Retreat has launched a new programme for “trauma recovery,” which revolves around a lot of emotional expression work. Six Senses has been focused on “emotional hospitality” and is programming around important (but too- often disregarded) concepts such as the power of love. More destinations are combining the clinical and the spiritual, such as Cavallo Point near San Francisco, which offers everything from hypnotherapy to Shamanic journeys to ease the pain.”
As the Global Wellness Summit Trendium points out, there is a big opportunity for wellness destinations to invent a new integrative mental wellness arsenal, to be a positive force in smashing taboos around mental struggles, and to give people what they now need most: to come to their emotional rescue.
For more information go to https://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/trendium/trendium-archives/