The Virtual Therapist Will See You Now

TREND—MENTAL WELLNESS AND TECHNOLOGY: RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP Mental tech health, via virtual care, wearables, chatbots and other futuristic innovations, is moving mainstream to support the 450 million individuals currently struggling. By Rina Raphael  Mental health is moving far beyond the psychiatrist’s couch. Technological advancement has pushed digital therapeutics to the forefront of convenience—in people’s pockets, on their laptops, and even within Facebook messenger. And with…

Trend: Virtual therapy rises during coronavirus pandemic

Summit Trend in the News: Mental Wellness and Technology: Rethinking the Relationship Online therapy could transform mental healthcare – Healthline Access to affordable, flexible mental health care is a major battle, and the wave of online therapy platforms, studies show, can be a very promising, effective alternative. And as mental struggles can be such an isolating experience, the new teletherapy can prove priceless. The best…

2020 Trend: Aging Gets a Major, Positive Rebrand

TREND—AGING REBRANDED: POSITIVELY COOL They’re active, vibrant, more engaged than ever (and 60+!). It’s a powerful demographic with major marketing potential—and industries across all platforms are noticing. The 60+ generation is aging radically different than previous generations. Today’s retirees start businesses, run marathons, and travel widely. With increased longevity and substantial wealth, they put a premium on health, wellness and nutrition. And yet this powerful…

Trend: Companies Target the 55+ with the Cool Products & Campaigns Once Reserved for Millennials

Summit Trend in the News: Aging Rebranded: Positively Cool The New Emerging 50+: Unpacking the Most Powerful, Discerning Consumer in History – Global Wellness Summit Keynote At the October 2019 GWS, David Harry Stewart, CEO of Ageist, explained how the 50+ are themost discerning, moneyed consumer segment the world has ever known, and how this tribe is global and mobile and their numbers and power…

The future: Less pampering “sleep” products and a new focus on circadian health

TREND: FOCUS SHIFTS FROM SLEEP TO TRUE CIRCADIAN HEALTH A $432 BILLION SLEEP MARKET AND WE’RE STILL NOT SLEEPING We’re at the strangest place culturally when it comes to sleep. We’ve never been so obsessed: We buy smart watches and Oura rings to track our sleep quality relentlessly every night; we pony up for the latest, greatest, smartest mattress; we gobble sleep tonics, CBD (and…

Trend: We’ll Wake Up to the Facts of Circadian Biology

Summit Trend in the News: Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health The invention of the light bulb fundamentally changed our biology – Elemental-Medium This article explains how the way we sleep today is actually a very young construct, born with Edison’s invention of the light bulb. The invention has led to a world where we take in light in increasingly damaging, crazy ways,…

10 Wellness Trends for 2020

The Global Wellness Summit just released its research report on the top trends in wellness for 2020… Jump in! Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health Less obsession over “sleep” and a new focus on real circadian health. Which means the timing of light and biology becomes far more important—from circadian lighting to circadian diets to apps that kill jet lag. Ageing Rebranded: Positively…

Scents for ‘biohacking’ our brains and bodies

TREND: MEDI-SCENT Functional Fragrances “The future of fragrance will be using scent to ‘biohack’ our brains and bodies to perform better,” says Joanne De Luca of Sputnik Futures, a company that specializes in anticipating consumer trends. For example, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology revealed that the scent of coffee alone might help people perform analytical tasks better, suggesting a placebo-like effect of caffeine. Don’t be surprised…

Trend: Functional Fragrances

Summit Trend in the News: Medi-Scent Functional Fragrance: The Latest Scent Trend – Haute Living Fragrance has come along way since perfume was created for the Queen of Hungary in 1370. There’s more to come! These Functional Fragrances Will Make You Smell *and* Feel Good – Grazia Fragrance is no longer just about smelling like cotton candy or your favorite pop star. I Literally Sniffed My…

Virtual reality rising in wellness and spa

TREND: MEDITATION GOES PLURAL Mindful fitness surges One of the most powerful wellness trends is adding mindfulness to the workout, either in fitness classes where you’re trained to move consciously with intention and/or by ending classes with a dose of mindful meditation (this trend’s practices fit into the open monitoring category). That long-lived hyphen between “mind-body” is being strengthened and literally addressed in this trend,…