Welcome to the Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute. Founded in 2016, the Wellness Institute promotes a holistic approach to health for people living with epilepsy and their caregivers.

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

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Wellness Wheel (click for higher resolution format)

The Wellness Institute focuses on eight dimensions of wellness that each contribute to the overall health and well-being of someone living with epilepsy and their family, friends, caregivers, and other supporters.

Wellness Support Tools

We all need to take care of ourselves—to manage individual health problems and get or stay healthy and happy. Epilepsy affects wellness but is not the only factor. It’s important to consider the ways epilepsy affect your health, well-being, and daily life. Review and download our Wellness and Epilepsy Toolkit, which provides 10 factsheets on general wellness, caregivers, and all eight dimensions of wellness.

Why Wellness Matters

In an Epilepsy Foundation community survey, participants ranked improving quality of life as a top area that epilepsy researchers should tackle. Studies show that social and emotional support and an overall sense of well-being have more impact on quality of life than the seizures themselves. A well-rounded approach to wellness empowers individuals to take an active and engaged role in their healthcare which is important for self-management and improving epilepsy and wellness outcomes.

The Wellness Institute Mission

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Wellness Institute believes that everyone, including people with all types of epilepsy, deserves to live a full and productive life to the best of their abilities. We hope to share practical and effective strategies to enhance your wellbeing and overall quality of life by raising awareness about healthy behaviors, promoting evidence-based programs and activities, partnering with local and national organizations, and sharing research.

Next Steps

We invite you to join us.

For People Living with Epilepsy:

The Wellness Institute has many helpful and easy-to-use tips and resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maximizing the quality of life for you and your family. Consider the Wellness Institute your stepping stone to improving your overall enjoyment and success.

For Caregivers:

The Wellness Institute provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role.

For Professionals:

We ask that you share this information and encourage your patients to use these resources to improve their overall wellbeing.

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Reviewed By: 
Epilepsy Foundation Wellness Institute
on: 
Friday, October 4, 2019