Monthly Mind, Body & Spirit Health Articles for YMCAs
In an attractive 1-page PDF format. Ideal as a member or staff education piece with a space to insert your YMCA’s information. See sample articles.
These educational articles can be received monthly for distribution to your members electronically or in print version. Use the form at the Contact Page to learn about how your association or branch can receive these articles on a free trial basis. Priced at an affordable rate!
Annual Training and Employee Recognition Events
Consider asking Dale to deliver a keynote address to your employees in conjunction with annual training or employee recognition events. Dale’s three years as a senior health and wellness director at a 25,000-member YMCA has given him insight into your employee responsibilities and challenges.
Wellness Workshops for YMCAs
Workshops and retreats on integrating a spirit, mind & body approach to wellness from a Christian perspective are available for YMCA staff and members.
Use of a Spiritual Fitness Assessment
Dale Fletcher used results of research in the faith and health arena to develop a 40- item questionnaire that assesses 18 spiritual beliefs, attitudes and practices (Spiritual Exercises) that may have an impact on one’s emotional and physical health.
This assessment can be used to compliment the physical fitness assessment that your branch uses for your members. Your wellness coaches can integrate a more complete spirit-mind-body approach by using this assessment and inviting their members to incorporate ‘spiritual exercises‘ to achieve whole person health. Use it as a “door opener” to talk about how faith might impact on a person’s health. Inquire about a corresponding booklet that addresses these spiritual exercises. The assessment can also be used as a staff training tool in a workshop. Permission to reprint and use the assessment can be purchased on the Products for Purchase Page.
Additional Resources for YMCA Staff
- What the Triangle Means – an article written in 1894 by Doctor Luther Gulick that explains why he proposed the triangle as the emblem for the YMCA.
Helpful Web Sites for YMCA Wellness Professionals
- Healthier Communities initiative – All about this initiative from the YMCA of the USA web site
- Restore Ministries – A ministry of the Middle Tennessee YMCA
“… that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” Jesus in John 17:21