The mission of the Inner Well Institute is to help clients develop individualized self-care tool kits to enhance their well-being. The Institute offers integrative and holistic modalities drawn from positive psychology, self-compassion research, mindsight (a combination of mindfulness and insight), mindfulness meditation, and movement education (qigong and tai chi).

Tai chi and qigong classes and workshops. (Tai chi and qigong are the very first form of Traditional Chinese Medicine developed centuries ago.)

Core Personal Resilience Coaching (CPR).

Training for Eldering with Grace Wellness Project facilitators who wish to host the small groups in faith communities and community centers.

The Inner Well Institute is devoted to empowering clients to enhance well-being, maintain resilience, reduce stress, and increase vitality.


 Sharon Otto Trekell, Ph.D. has been a health care advocate since serving as the Director of Public Relations for the International Childbirth Association in the late 1970s. After earning her doctorate in psychology, she served as a psychotherapist at the Dayton Institute for Family Therapy. In 1996 she accepted the position of Coordinator of Spiritual Care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. In 2001 she founded the Inner Well Institute, which offers services built on neuropsychology, appreciative inquiry, mindfulness meditation, eastern and western spirituality, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Through the institute, Sharon offers classes in tai chi and qigong, wellness coaching, and spiritual direction. As an expansion of these offerings, she will be introducing the Eldering with GRACE (EWG) Project, of which she is the founder. Her current plan is for the project to include a six-week class on well-being and an optional monthly group support meeting. It will be piloted with area professionals and lay people in 2017.