Health coaching creates sustainable behavior change in the areas of digestion and nutrition, sleep, stress reduction, hormone regulation, fitness/movement, mindset/outlook, and metabolism and weight control. It’s not hard to decide to improve your health and your life. The real work begins with the next step- refining daily habits over the long term so that big-picture changes reflect your values and your vision. Only then can healthy behaviors become truly foundational to your life. Relying on sheer willpower, packaged products, and cookie-cutter programs can seem easier and faster than making lifestyle adjustments. But they often don’t truly optimize your health or foundationally support the life you want to be living 1, 10 or 30 years from now. Figuring out why you became imbalanced in the first place is important, in order to keep you on track long-term.
A health coach teaches how to adjust daily habits that support real transformation. Transformation of your health cannot happen without transformation of YOU. Coaching develops your inner wisdom so you can clarify what is truly important to you and the life you want. Support in moving from setting goals to reaching them is critical. A coach helps you maximize your efforts to set you up for long-term success.
Wellness coaching supports decisions and goals made with your primary care practitioner. Coaching is not a substitute for health care. Rather, coaching helps coordinate care between multiple providers, ensuring that your over-arching goals are on target and being actively pursued. A coach works best as a member of your complete health care team, working directly with you to help you clarify your role in creating your own health. Often the behavior change the doctor would like to see is extremely challenging for the patient to achieve. That’s because there is more behind the behavior change than just deciding to start. A coach meets you where you are, wherever that is, and outlines concrete, achievable steps to move you forward. A coach knows exactly where the trouble spots lie and how to guide you past them. Focus on education and mindset is what helps changes stick.
If you’re spending lots of time and money pursuing wellness and don’t feel any closer to leading the life you envision, health coaching can help. Holistic health coaching joins all of the unique aspects of you to the goals and values that define the balanced life you want.
Health coaching is typically done one-on-one, but is also extremely effective with close groups such as families or businesses.