By Guy Harriman, Bio Energetics expert, Inventor of Pyralight
Inevitably, the efficiency of ML, AI, robotics, blockchain and material science breakthroughs will come to wellness as a normal effect of development. The difference is that wellness is obviously human-centered, and so there is a risk of dehumanizing the experience for clients if technology is adopted without careful understanding. Technology for wellness should be largely invisible to the client, who expects to have a truly human experience.
Lifestyle changes cannot be mandated. People have to value their longterm health over short-term poor lifestyle habits and be committed to improve. So a therapist or teacher can only teach by example. If the client is willing to love their body enough to take care of it, as they would for a child, than the client will continue to improve and learn. In this case, the therapist is showing an example for the client to follow, not doing the work for them. The common annual spa treatment of Detox/Retox is a negative one and the client needs to become more mature in choosing a better lifestyle for long term wellness.
If you ask me what are the five major trends for anti-aging worldwide, I think I would give you a list as below.
Better education – many healthcare practitioners and functional medicine doctors are doing free video talks and podcasts about their area of specialty, so better health education is becoming more widely available.
The old blind belief that pharma drugs and surgery can fix any problem, so there is no need to take care of your health yourself is now obviously broken. More patients understand their doctor has no training or interest in nutrition, prevention or wellness, and so patients are doing the work themselves or going to alternative and traditional practitioners.
Medical antiaging practices using drugs, cosmetic surgery, botox, breast implants and chemical laden creams is clearly failing and having dangerous side effects, and so clients are understanding that natural methods are best and trust in the medical system is falling.
Mindfulness and yoga are now very common after growing slowly over the last 40 years. They are part of everyday life for many in their 40s and younger, even in the corporate world.
The collapse of the western corporate system under its huge debt load (global debt is now $250T, up from $150T in 2008) coupled with the rapid rise in the cost of the sickness care model (now taking about 20% of US GDP) as well as the drop in standards of living for the lower 90% of the population, is causing people to wake up more and take charge of their own health. The suppression of the vaccine debate and preventing the labeling of GMO food, for example, has made the first world countries who consume processed food so obese and sick that many people are now aware of the lies.