Two office workers talking Only when employees feel comfortable enough to have conversations about taboo topics such as substance misuse will they seek the help they need. (Photo: Shutterstock)

According to the 2022 Global Wellness Trends Report: The Future of Wellness 2022, COVID has dramatically changed consumer expectations of the wellness industry. Published by the Global Wellness Summit, this provocative report reveals wellness is “shifting from a feel-good luxury to survivalism as people seek resilience.”

The American Psychological Association defines helping professions as “occupations that provide health and education services to individuals and groups in psychology, psychiatry, counseling, medicine, nursing, social work, physical and occupational therapy, teaching, and education.” While not listed, HR also falls into this helping category. says individuals working “in HR specialize in serving the employees of a company and helping develop their growth and fulfillment in the workplace…so they can be their best selves in the workplace.”

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