About us

The Beehive Community is a social enterprise that offers workshops, seminars and self-improvement retreats to individuals and groups. Our goal is through personal development, to enhance social change.

Our Vision

Our vision for social change is directly related to the liberation of people from personal and social constraints, so that they can act to their full potential, freely, creatively and with a high level of awareness.
We create the conditions for all members of our community to be empowered and to contribute positively to the effort to move to a society based on respect, mutual support, equal opportunities & rights for all. Recognizing our responsibility towards LIFE itself, we proceed to implement the above by preparing the arrival of the new human, our babies who are the future in this journey of change.

Culture of Care

The care that one person gives to another, according to the science of anthropology, is defined as the beginning of human civilization. The Culture of Care is an integrated, humane approach to empathy and emotional intelligence in action. It represents values ​​that are vital to us and our services. In essence, we add another dimension to the pure logic on which today’s society is based. The concepts of success and prestige correspond to different images from those of the modern world.

The culture of care is a process that gives everyone the space to exist and act freely with well-established boundaries regardless of factors such as national, cultural, religious, spiritual, political, etc. Taking care of others means respecting these boundaries and supporting their establishment. The Culture of Care facilitates and implements the above by creating the idea of ​​social space with a mood for horizontal co-creation.

Our behavior inside and outside The Beehive Community and the direction of our services and collaborations are guided by the following: We all have the same basic needs and these are love, nourishment, excitement, movement, rhythm, respect, security and interest in everything the levels of our existence.

If...

"If a person recognizes that he is not satisfied with his life
then he will look for practices like ours
If he experiences them once,
then he will feel that his life can be made better
If he puts them in his daily routine
then he will become stronger in relation to himself, his environment and he will see his life improve
If he inspires those around him to follow the same path
then he will be part of a community that will grow and prosper all its members
If more such communities are created
then society will change for the better "

A short story

In May 2018 we joined the common vision to offer, through the Beehive Community, a safe space of expression to individuals and groups who want to improve the way they interact with themselves and those around them. Personal improvement workshops for Social Change! In this community, during these two years, we are building with slow and steady steps. From October 2019, we offer Self-Improvement workshops (Effective Communication, Authentic Connection, Improvisation Theater) and from March 2020 Childbirth Preparation workshops. Our goal is to soon acquire the home of the Beehive Community, our physical headquarters, where the vibrant community of creation and joy will flourish and prosper!

References

Wellness

Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots. The key tenets of wellness as both preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilizations from the East (India, China) to the West (Greece, Rome). In 19th-century Europe and the United States, a variety of intellectual, religious and medical movements developed in parallel with conventional medicine. With their focus on holistic and natural approaches, self-healing and preventive care, these movements have provided a firm foundation for wellness today. Wellness-focused and holistic modalities have gained more visibility since the 1960s/1970s under the writings and thought leadership of an informal network of US physicians and thinkers (such as Halbert Dunn, Jack Travis, Don Ardell, Bill Hettler, and others). As these have evolved, proliferated, and gone mainstream, they have informed the healthy-living, self-help, self-care, fitness, nutrition, diet and spiritual practices that have become a flourishing wellness movement in the 21st century.

Defining Wellness

The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.

There are two important aspects to this definition. First, wellness is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit” that is associated with intentions, choices and actions as we work toward an optimal state of health and wellbeing. Second, wellness is linked to holistic health—that is, it extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony.

Wellness is an individual pursuit—we have self-responsibility for our own choices, behaviors and lifestyles—but it is also significantly influenced by the physical, social and cultural environments in which we live.

Wellness is often confused with terms such as health, wellbeing and happiness. While there are common elements among them, wellness is distinguished by not referring to a static state of being (i.e., being happy, in good health, or a state of wellbeing). Rather, wellness is associated with an active process of being aware and making choices that lead toward an outcome of optimal holistic health and wellbeing.

Wellness Is Multidimensional

Wellness is about more than just physical health. Most models of wellness include at least six dimensions
(and sometimes up to 9 or 12):

Wellness infographic

  • Physical: Nourishing a healthy body through exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.
  • Mental: Engaging the world through learning, problem-solving, creativity, etc.
  • Emotional: Being aware of, accepting and expressing our feelings, and understanding the feelings of others.
  • Spiritual: Searching for meaning and higher purpose in human existence.
  • Social: Connecting and engaging with others and our communities in meaningful ways.
  • Environmental: Fostering positive interrelationships between planetary health and human actions, choices and wellbeing.
 

What is Wellness?

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