Wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Resilience is an outgrowth of wellness in your whole being. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health, and vice versa. It is important to make healthy choices for both your physical and mental well-being. Wellness is not the absence of illness or stress; you can still strive for wellness even if you are experiencing these challenges in your life.
The Warrior Care Division at AFPC is charged with providing Non-Medical Care management and personalized support to Air Force Wounded Warriors.
The Wellness and Resiliency Program (WAR Team) works with all programs within AFW2 to help strengthen the mental, social, spiritual, and physical domains of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness Model for our Warriors and their Caregivers enrolled in our program. We do this through both virtual and in-person CARE Events, as well as teaching classes, connecting through social media platforms, and providing personalized support to those who are at high risk and are struggling with maintaining their resiliency.
We are always researching new ideas that we can incorporate into the classes we offer. We understand that wellness and resiliency comes in many different forms. These are some of the classes we offer to warriors, caregivers and staff:
-ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training)
-SafeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone)
-Mental Health First Aid (understanding how to help those that struggle with mental health issues)
-MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory)
-Journal to the Self (14 different journaling techniques)
-Improv (resilience through comedy)
-Rock 2 Recovery (writing and creating music)
-Photography (learning to view your world through a lens)
-Yoga (focus on harmony between mind and body)
-Meditation (awareness and having a healthy perspective on life)
-Mindfulness (focus on being present on the here and now)
-Origami (the art of paper folding)
-Art (everything from painting to bookbinding)
-Art Journaling (expression by combining art and the written word)
-My Intent (connection through self reflection and meaningful conversations)
-Tai Chi (gentle exercises designed to keep your body in constant motion)
-Com-Motion Dance (dance movement for all abilities)
-Zentangle (an artform to enhance relaxation and focus)
-Goal Setting (mapping out your journey to recovery)
Anyone can refer an Airman and Guardians into the AFW2 program; download the form by clicking the button below then save the form as a PDF to your computer. Complete the first page of the form and send here. You will also find the email address for delivery at the bottom of page 1 of the form.
MAILING ADDRESSHQ AFPC/DPFWATTN: WAR TeamAFW2 550 C St. West, Ste. 37JBSA Randolph, TX 78150-4739EMAILWAR Team24-HR TELEPHONE NUMBER800-581-9437.
AFW2 Wellness and Resiliency - This is a closed group that has strong connections with each other. It is a safe place to find inspiration and motivation while connecting with others. We host live events each week on the main Air Force Wounded Warrior Facebook page. We also encourage warriors to use this platform to share things that help to motivate and build others up.
Write to Recovery - Dedicated to all things journaling. Find journaling prompts and ideas to help you along your journaling journey.
AFW2 Wellness - A place for motivation and positivity with some humor to help keep a healthy perspective on life.