This episode was recorded as a live broadcast at The Good Business Festival on 22 March, 2022.
We know that to agree is to align your values, ideas, and beliefs with another; but Aspen UK believes that to disagree, to refuse, to counter another, can help enlarge perspectives, energise progress, and push ideas forward.
Aspen UK partnered with The Good Business Festival in Liverpool for our three-part series The Joy of Disagreement. Click here to find out more about the festival.
Is the wellness industry making us sick?
Hilda Burke – integrated psychotherapist and author of The Phone Addiction Workbook
Sarah Greenidge – Founder of WellSpoken
Sarah Law – nutritionist, health coach, and independent consultant for Arbonne
Jolawn Victor – Chief International Officer for Headspace
The wellness industry is valued globally at a staggering $4.5 trillion (2018, The Global Wellness Institute). Wellness trends are built on the prevention-not-cure ethos – they remind us of our ability to look after ourselves through lifestyle choices, encourage us to make time for ourselves, and provide innovative and accessible ways to manage the stressful and frightening times we are living through.
However, the monetisation of personal health goals, particularly on a large scale, poses a risk to the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of the consumer. Insecurities and ailments equal profit – to what extent is the wellness industry designed to highlight and sometimes to invent them? Is the perfect consumer an insecure one?
Our industry experts will shed light on the best way for consumers to navigate this overwhelming yet essential industry, and discuss how the industry itself can be incentivised or regulated to truly put consumer wellbeing first.