WELCOME!

As a Diversity & Inclusion educator and more recently a Workplace Wellness consultant + Mind-Body skills coach, I am continuously witnessing just how powerful the synergy between Inclusion + Wellness + Mind-Body approaches can be. They are essential in supporting clients through their important journey of identifying barriers, organizational practices & areas of biases that diminish rather than cultivate sustainable capacities for organizational health, especially in the areas of diversity and inclusion. There is something about working from within the intersections of these areas that activates a greater sense of purpose and thus purposeful direction in Clients & I love being part of this process - witnessing sparks of light ignite + lead the way.
Inclusive MindBody & M2CG Consulting founder, Mariana M. Cruz

 

MEANING MAKING and how we apply the terms

DIVERSITY is expressed and experienced in a myriad of ways that include, but are not limited to: race + ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class status, language, national origin, cultural + religious beliefs, age, ability, body type, political perspective and citizenship status. Diversity is all of us, all 7.6 billion of us (UN estimate, Dec 2017).

INCLUSION is a human right. The action or process of deliberately including, welcoming + respecting the diversity of others AND continuously pursuing efforts to ensure that all individuals feel a sense of belonging, while also being able to safely express their individual forms of diversity. Inclusion, as an action, creates a climate of inclusiveness that is fundamental to sustainable outcomes within any context.

MEANING MAKING and how we apply the terms

WELLNESS is both a state and a pursuit. An evolving process of optimizing overall health, mental + spiritual well-being, physical health, creativity & self-care. Everything we do + feel has an impact on our well-being and the reverse is also true. Key dimensions of wellness include: emotional well-being, socio-cultural sphere, physical self, and occupational + educational spaces (NWI, 2017). 

MIND-BODY as a concept is largely based on the understanding that our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, body + spirituality are profoundly connected to one another, as well as to our social, natural & even global environment in a cause/effect relationship. Techniques that support positive/healing/healthy Mind-Body connection include: nutrition, creative expression, movement, mindful breathing, prayer, meditation, cognitive therapy (NIH, 2017).

 
 

Diversity | Inclusion | Wellness

Inclusive MindBody + M2CG Consulting offer 2 tracks of services for organizations, educational institutions & individual clients
 

TRACK I:  Workshops | Professional Development | Senior Leadership Coaching | Human Resources Consult & Strategic Planning Support in the service of developing effective, actionable + robust strategies for optimizing diversity recruitment + retention, activating inclusive teaching and student programming approaches & cultivating workspace / learningspace wellness. Click tab below for more

TRACK II:  Mind-Body Skills + Wellness Coaching | Workplace Wellness with an inclusive approach that actively engages the “whole person”, the “whole team”, and the “whole organization” in the service of promoting organizational health & wellness. You are the focus. Click tab below for more