Miraval Resorts & Spas Expands Collaboration with NAMI to Address Colleague and Guest Wellbeing
Miraval Resorts & Spas, a global leader for wellness destinations is continuing its collaboration with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to supporting those affected by mental illness. As the two organizations continue to team up, Miraval Resorts and NAMI are set to develop information and programs designed to help care for Miraval colleagues so they may consciously explore the connections of body, mind and spirit, and embrace the present moment both in and out of the workplace.
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This marks the second year of the Miraval and NAMI collaboration, following the 2021 launch of guest and colleague events between the two organizations, including a multi-part video series of soundscapes and meditations hosted on NAMI’s Hearts+Minds website. Hearts+Minds was created to raise awareness of the impact that physical health has on our mental health – and vice versa. The program provides a variety of resources accessible to NAMI’s worldwide audience, which promote the importance of holistic well-being through caring for one’s mental health, just as one cares for their physical health. This alliance made specialists and tools provided by Miraval even more accessible while expanding Miraval’s ability to care for individuals as they move through their wellness journeys.
“We’ve always taught our guests that balance is not something you find, it is something you create and through our renewed collaboration with NAMI, we are giving our colleagues the tools they need to create a life in balance,” said Susan Santiago, head of Miraval Resorts & Spas. “Together, we plan to develop resources that guide Miraval colleagues as they elevate their mental wellbeing and support them as they make wellness a way of life.”
Miraval and NAMI recently launched a virtual event series titled Inspiring Workplace Wellness, which is designed to ensure Miraval colleagues are armed with the necessary tools to mindfully navigate the workplace and foster self-care, supporting their mental wellbeing both in the workplace and in their personal lives. Miraval colleagues completed a survey to share topics that they would like to address, from beating burnout and navigating stressful world events to prioritizing self-care and breaking the stigma of mental illness. The virtual one-hour sessions began in May 2022 and are available for colleagues to reference as they move through their wellness journeys. In celebration of World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2022, Hyatt colleagues will have the opportunity to hear from NAMI Chief Development Officer Jessica Edwards for two virtual panels in the hopes of discussing the topic with a broader global audience.