Founding CEO of The Banyans Health and Wellness, Ruth Limkin recently joined over 600 wellness professionals at the National Wellness Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.
Hosted by the National Wellness Institute, the three day conference is a source of education, encouragement and networking for professionals spanning psychology, fitness, medicine, occupational health and safety, workplace wellbeing and rehabilitation. One of four international speakers, Ruth presented her session on the unique challenges of starting a residential health and wellness facility based around the six dimensions of wellbeing.
Ruth was one of four international speakers.
The Banyans Health and Wellness is a residential treatment facility in Brisbane, Australia. In Ruth’s presentation, titled “From the Ground Up: The Challenges of Building a Residential Program in Australia”, she described four of the major challenges faced by The Banyans throughout their four year history.
Ruth’s presentation, titled “From the Ground Up: The Challenges of Building a Residential Program in Australia”, described four of the major challenges faced by the Brisbane based treatment centre throughout their four-year history.
“Not many private treatment programs take the diverse and integrated approach that we have,” Ruth shared throughout her presentation. “Especially in Australia, it has taken us quite some time to establish credibility. We are both a medically supported treatment program, but also one that incorporates natural and ancillary approaches to holistic health.” She also touched on other challenges, including public perception, connection, and communication.
If anything, the diversity of the guests we welcome to The Banyans reminds us of the balanced nature of wellbeing.
— RUTH LIMKIN
“The Banyans welcomes guests from the United States of America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the UK and other nations. Being at this international conference was a good reminder of the unique offering that The Banyans provides”, said Ruth. “As I discussed with people that The Banyans doesn’t do group therapy, they were keen to discuss how they could refer senior executives, public figures and others who value a discrete and private therapeutic environment.”
Having pioneered non-for-profit organisations and partnered with individuals experiencing mental health, addiction and other adverse life circumstances, Ruth is well placed to empathise with those working in health and wellness. “I work with high-performing individuals who are affected by mental health and addiction in a very different way,” Ruth comments. She believes her experience this helps her understand the non-discriminatory nature of these conditions, and the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing and recovery.
“If anything, the diversity of the guests we welcome to The Banyans reminds us of the balanced nature of wellbeing.”
— Ruth Limkin
This is why The Banyans adopted the Dimensions of Wellness framework by the National Wellness Institute when designing and developing treatment programs.
The National Wellness Conference is one of many speaking engagements Ruth has participated in throughout 2019. “I am always thrilled to participate in events such as the National Wellness Conference,” Ruth elaborated. “Whether it be workplace wellness, education for women, or speaking with other health and wellness professionals, it is always very encouraging to share what we are doing at The Banyans Health and Wellness.”
Applications are now open to hear from Ruth and The Banyans team at your next event in 2020, submit your expression of interest below.