How Community Supports You Through Your Healing Journey

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Health, Lifestyle, Social Support, Wellness | 0 comments

The company you keep matters.

We thrive on getting together in groups to learn, as there is so much support and shared wisdom to be had. Finding other people who are on the same journey can be very uplifting as you find someone else who truly understands what you are going through.

Social connection is more important for our wellbeing than the combination of stopping drinking, smoking, eating junk food, and exercising.

Seeking out those who are positive and uplifting, and spending more time with them has a lasting impact on our wellbeing. Being around those who are happy, healthy, and successful is much more likely to result in adopting the same habits. The opposite is also true.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Active contribution to others in your community is a great way to improve connection and reduce loneliness and depression.

While social media is a way of being in touch, in-person connection and contact can give us a much more powerful boost.

Common examples of ways people can connect include workshops, walking groups, book clubs, social gatherings, or going for a cuppa or meal with family or friends. Joining a class or hobby group also has the benefit of learning and empowerment.

There are so many benefits to being part of a community, and the most important is that you are not alone at a time where there is much emotional turmoil. There’s nothing like the comfort of being able to talk to someone else who is listening, and often that’s all we need. This helps us to cope more effectively with the situation and make better decisions.

In our supportive community, there is the common goal of being on a healing journey so we can learn and grow from the combined wisdom of the group. The sharing of love and knowledge from a wide range of skills and life experiences is deeply empowering. 

Being a part of a community is the backbone of wellness. Together, we learn and grow; build trust and support one another; form friendships through understanding and respecting our individual and collective needs. We connect socially to experience true empathy and compassion, as everyone is on the same path.

Confidentiality allows honest communication and builds strong bonds of trust between members of the group. Our philosophy is: what we discuss in the group, stays in the group.

A journey together is always stronger than a journey alone.

Wainui Wellness encourages community support. Our Radical Hope Workshops focus on building community support.


Simple Steps you can take to Practice Forgiveness

Here are some simple steps you can take to practice forgiveness:

  • Aim to spend more time with uplifting people: seek out those in your life who make you feel good and spend more time with them.
  • Join a club, group, workshop, or class to learn, grow and connect at the same time.
  • Contact someone in your life each week just to say hello: Try a quick call, text, message, or note, and add some positivity to their day.


Authors & Blog Contributors

Tony is a certified Radical Remission Health Coach and workshop facilitator. His key takeaway point from this article is …

A journey together is always stronger than a journey alone.


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Wainui Wellness offer Radical Remission Workshops and Coaching throughout the year in person and online. Of the 10 key factors researched, releasing suppressed emotions is a fundamental part of your healing journey. Our Certified Radical Remission Health Coach is here to guide you on your healing journey. To learn more about coaching and workshops, click here.


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Tony Wainui Wellness Health Coach & Workshop Instructor

Hey, I´m Tony

Thanks for  calling by. Articles we share in this Blog are backed by sound research, and are intended to inspire hope and give you courage. Before becoming a certified Health Coach I worked in our family practice seeing over 50,000 patients over 20 plus years. Today, I’m here to help you navigate through your healing journey by offering group coaching and workshops to help you adapt, grow, and thrive together.