A Whole Person Approach
to Weight Loss
WINTER DATES TBD
Vineyard Community Center
6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Each Wholly Yours participant is encouraged to begin their Wholly Yours journey with a Wholeness Meditation & Creative Practice for a discounted price of $10. This session will introduce you to the whole person wellness model we use in Wholly Yours and give you a taste of what Wholly Yours is like.
Wholeness Meditation & Creative Practice
Sat, 10/30/21, 7:00 PM EDT
Click here to register or order the self-guided workbook!
The weight loss journey can sometimes be a long, lonely and frustrating process, but it doesn’t have to be. Perhaps you have previously focused on willpower alone and found minimal or unsustainable results. You may not realize that you have areas of strength that can help shore up your weaknesses. The goal of Wholly Yours is to provide a context where you can experience companionship as you learn to bring your whole being into the process: physical, intellectual, emotional, relational and spiritual. You will learn how to improve your chances of sticking with the process as you grow into greater wholeness one small step at a time - right foot, left foot.
We are hosting our Wholly Yours group at the Vineyard Community Center. The group will meet weekly on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM. Click here to register.
Winter Dates TBD
Here are some important next steps that we need you to take in order to participate.
A signed Still Waters client agreement is required for participation in the Wholly Yours program sessions. To view and acknowledge the agreement, click the button at the bottom of this page.
Registration is required.
The cost of the 5-week program is $125. Payment is made in advance by registering on the Vineyard Community Center website here.
A WHOLE PERSON APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS
Wholly Yours is a faith-based weight loss program that activates your whole person in the weight loss process. You will learn to see how the various dimensions of your being (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Relational, and Spiritual) affect and are affected by your current state of holistic wellbeing. You will discover tools that will help you to leverage all of these wellness dimensions in order to find the greatest level of success possible towards your weight loss goal. We will focus on one wellness dimension each week (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Relational, and Spiritual) and you will choose a weekly action step corresponding to that week’s dimension focus.
The whole person wellness model used in Wholly Yours was developed by Dr. William Malarkey from the Ohio State University College of Medicine as outlined in his book Finding J.O.Y. (Amazon link below). You are encouraged to buy a copy of the book to use as a personal devotional during the 5 week program period. However, using the book is not required for participation in the Wholly Yours program.
Finding J.O.Y.: A biblical journey to good health.
Your Wholly Yours Program Coaches
Meetings will be facilitated by health and wellness coaches who will companion you as you explore various ways to invite your whole self into your weight loss journey.
American Council on Exercise Health & Fitness Coach
I am blessed to be on a successful fit lifestyle journey that started in my forties. I am certified by the American Council on Exercise to teach group fitness and to provide health coaching. I enjoy encouraging others to take that baby step toward a goal and then cheering them on as they run to the finish line. I am a believer that exercise is for everyone, you just have find what gets you gets you moving.
Certified Wellness Inventory Facilitator
With over 25 years work experience in healthcare and training in the fields of spiritual direction, wellness coaching and relaxation therapy, my greatest joy is to companion people on their journey towards wholeness. My coaching style focuses on discovery of a healing and sustainable life balance, finding your strengths that can shore up your weaknesses, and discovery of a healthier sense of wellbeing and a more complete overall wholeness through the awakening of all the dimensions of self. I am also a vowed member of the Order of the Common Life, the monastic expression of the Vineyard movement. As a religious sister, I will often use guided reflection and contemplative practices to help awaken the awareness of life truths previously hidden or unclear.
The cost of the Wholly Yours program is $25 per session. This is savings of 50-75% compared to other health and wellness coaches in the Westerville area. Wholly Yours also provides two coaches, with distinct and complementary skill sets, whereas most other coaching services only have one. In addition, Wholly Yours is a group experience, offering participants the chance to meet new friends with a mutual goal. In a group setting, you will find encouragement, camaraderie, and shared celebration of your success.
Registration & Payment
Registration is required for participation in the Wholly Yours program. Click here to register.
Severe Weather Policy
In the event of severe weather, a notice will be posted on the Vineyard Community Center website and a make up date will be announced.
"It's good for what ails you." ~ Kathy
"The gentle approach to self realization which can be difficult in and of itself is what I liked best. Each instructor had a profound lesson each week that were manageable and I was able to make changes in my life that I am proud of. I started reading at night instead of TV. I stopped drinking pop, which has decreased my appetite. I got back to the gym which helps my chronic low back pain. I can recognize my need for beautiful surroundings and the need to take them in my mind. This class has given me the tools to work on the dragons (problems) that have tripped me up in the past. Simply reading the list of dragons in one of the recommended books about taming the dragons is all the hook I needed to say, 'Yes, that's me! Tell me how to get beyond my childhood trauma remnants that drive me to feel lonely, shame, etc. and then eat unconsciously.' The class has ended and I feel so much better about the future." ~ Sharon
"Wholly Yours“ has ignited a desire to lose weight not only for my physical appearance, but more importantly for my overall health and sense of well-being. Through Dixie’s thoughtful and insightful guidance and direction, I was able to integrate the areas of my life to see how they interact and depend on each other to live a life that earnestly seeks after Jesus. I learned that it is not just about losing weight, but more about more about discovering who I am as a beloved daughter of the King. Dixie is warm and inviting and made me feel immediately safe, loved and cherished. She sets a perfect example of someone who practices what she preaches!” ~ Shelley"
This program really helped me see how each area of my life deserves attention, not just because it affects others,but rather because it is good inherently. I appreciated the ways in which the connection of our mind, body and spirit are connected. I really think with its whole person approach it really helps to motivate me to stay on track, not just to lose weight but to be a better person all around." ~ Veronica