5 Bridges is holistic and practical wellness presented in an easy-to-adopt system. Created by Jacob Moore, Founder of NoStigmas mental health nonprofit, this evidence-informed system is the result of two decades of research, clinical opinion, lived expertise, and experimentation. From inpatient and outpatient facilities, private and public schools, for-profit and non-profit organizations, we empower staff and clients to build resilience and learn to thrive in life. More than 10,000 individuals have been served to date—with over 5,000 in Virginia Community Service Agencies alone.
What is 5 Bridges?
We envision an expansive culture of wellness where everyone has access to the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in life. By empowering organizations, wellness practitioners, and clients with the 5 Bridges system, we can create a worldwide community of total wellness. Lifelong wellness begins by meeting people where they are and growing from there. Through 5 Bridges coaching and workshops, anyone can discover opportunities to improve their wellness through strategies and tools that are simple to implement and build resilience.We aim to be the go-to standard for holistic wellness programming.
We aim to be the go-to standard for holistic wellness programming. To accomplish this, we’ve created opportunities for engagement on three levels: Organizational leaders Staff and volunteers Clients and community
We meet individuals where they are and grow from there, create a culture of wellness within organizations and communities, strengthen existing networks through program integration, bring added value and revenue opportunities to providers, show measurable program outcomes. Our Objectives & Outcomes are to empower individuals to take ownership of their wellness, help build sustainable wellness practices, introduce modalities that build resilience, utilize wellness as prevention, and increase one's capacity to thrive in life.
We all have health and wellness challenges, staff and clients alike. 5 Bridges provides the opportunity for everyone to address these concerns using modalities that anyone can understand. Using one system helps to break down unuseful hierarchies within treatment.
ONE SYSTEM FOR ALL
There's no one-size-fits-all for wellness. That's why 5 Bridges has been designed as a framework to explore and build customized strategies. Every body is different and each path to wellness should be as unique as the individual.
This strategic mix of lived-expertise, focused discussion and activities provides the tools to begin the wellness journey in a low-pressure environment.
This progressive multi-session deep-dive guides individuals through our evidence-informed curriculum using motivational interviewing in a group dynamic or one-on-one.
WHAT ARE THE 5 BRIDGES?
HOW YOU CONNECT
BOND is the act of connecting to anyone or anything that provides you with some form of support. This connection can include your beliefs, people, pets, places, objects and even knowledge — your sources of strength.
FUEL is anything and everything that goes into our systems in any way. Everything that goes in has an impact on the system!
WHAT GOES IN
MOVE is the kinesthetic output of your body. Most commonly, we think of exercise or physical fitness. This can be a big part of it, but MOVE can also include the micro movements that happen within our bodies all the time.
WHAT YOU DO
WHEN YOU RECOVER
REST is any time our body, mind and spirit get to recover and reset. Sleep is our primary source of REST, but rest can also include other rejuvenating modalities as well.
The highest form of wellness is to GIVE. This act elevates us to another level of spiritual energy and fe