The Philosophy of Health and Wellness Coaching
"Health and wellness coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of their work, health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, and honoring that each client is an expert in his or her own life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and nonjudgmental."
-International Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaches
Health is holistic! Improving one small piece of your life can bring balance and wellness in all areas. Change doesn’t come easy, but, as a coach, I’m here to walk beside you and employ specific, scientifically test techniques to help you find a more balanced life!
It’s all connected. When we center our soul with mindfulness, we can more easily focus our mind; when we train our mind to be aware of what our body is doing, our mind trains our body to respond more positively; when our body feels great, our truest soul can shine through!
Behavior Change Theory
We all go through stages of change. From “I’ll think about it” to “Yes, but…” all the way to “I’ve got this under control!”, behavior change is simply a continuum. Everyone is starting at a different place, but everyone can continue to move forward! All it takes is a few small steps put together to take you through an entire journey.
The Power of Mindfulness
Do you often feel stressed, harried or as though the moments are just slipping through the cracks? Mindfulness - the art and practice of remaining aware of the present - can help! Practicing mindfulness has been shown to have many positive effects on our physical bodies (see resources below).
Think your brain can’t be changed? Science says differently! Our brains love to grow and we can change our brain in all sorts of ways! Together, we’ll explore cues supports that fit into your life. Slowly implementing new cues and rewards trains our brains to talk to our bodies differently and, before we know it, we can have new, healthier habits!
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