An Anarchist’s Alternative to Traditional Wellness Programs

A few years ago when I would argue against the typical, clinical-oriented,  “comprehensive,” poke-and-prod wellness model, I got a lot of push back. I was always relieved not to be run out of town, arrested, burned-at-the-stake, imprisoned, mugged, or hung. I know, the day isn’t over yet. But it does seem a shift in thinking is taking place.

Today I find myself making that same argument about not doing traditional wellness programs, and everyone starts shaking their head in agreement. It’s as if I’ve been in this brutal tug-of-war and all of a sudden the other side just let go.