Congratulations on taking the first step towards a healthier future! Action is the first step towards making the changes in your life that will lead you to a new you. Where you are in your health now is not where you have to stay. The good news is everyone can achieve positive health changes! Although those changes can seem overwhelming and unattainable at first, having a step-by-step plan and support system gives you the tools you will need to achieve the lifetime changes you want and need.

What is Integrative Health Coaching?

Are there health behavior changes that you’ve wanted to make but either haven’t known how or haven’t been successful in the past? Has a new health concern arisen that you want to pay particular attention to? Health coaching effectively motivates and supports health behavior change through a structured partnership between the client and coach. A coach is like a “personal trainer” except the focus will be on your whole self. The coach helps the client develop and realize their optimal health vision through inquiry, personal discovery and accountability.

 

Why is it effective in helping people realize their optimal health?

  • Coaches work with the whole person. They listen to your concerns and ask powerful questions to help motivate you to make the changes you desire.

  • Coaches spend time exploring what is most important to you in your health and allow you to choose your course of action.

  • Coaches guide you through a process to maximize the possibility of your success.

  • You and your coach work in partnership to identify obstacles to change and create strategies for moving forward toward your goals.

  • Coaches support you in tracking your weekly progress and hold you accountable for your commitments.

  • Coaches provide additional resources for making healthy behavior changes.

 

What are appropriate topics for health coaching?

The coaching relationship is unique. The coach and the client form a partnership to better equip you to realize your optimal health vision based on your own goals and values. Any concern that gets in the way of taking care of your optimal health is the perfect subject with which to begin coaching. Therefore, any topic you want to bring up that you think will contribute to your optimal health is an appropriate topic for Integrative Health Coaching.

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