Holistic Health Coaching
“Because my own deep understanding of the mind-body connection, I know it is essential to incorporate knowledge of good nutrition and body detoxification. Being a certified Health Coach certified by institute for integrative nutrition (IIN), world largest nutrition school. helps me understand how nutrition affects the body and the mind. This allows for a deeper level of guidance and therapy concerning emotional issues by guiding my clients to make better choices about how they nurture and fuel their bodies. My skills and experience as a hypnotherapist are essential pillars of my coaching practice,”
What is a Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers clients to take responsibility for his or her own health and supports them to implement and sustain lifestyle and behavior changes that will contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals. Some common areas where a Health Coach may help a client to focus include weight management, food cravings, sleep, energy, stress management and digestion, portion control, optimal choices, and their guidance supports and reinforces medical treatments and directives from their nutritionist (where applicable.
From the coaching association:
What do Health Coaches do?
A Health Coach does not diagnose, treat or take responsibility for bringing about wellness changes in a client’s life; rather, he/she guides and supports the development of and progress towards personal wellness goals.
A Health Coach often works with generally healthy clients who may not necessarily be practicing many bad habits, but are not practicing enough of the good habits while they also aid the client by assisting them to stay on the path indicated by physician.
With a strong focus on behavioral choices along with the basic understanding of dietary patterns and overall health, Health Coaches fulfill an important and distinct role that does not rely on an advanced degree in medicine, nutrition science or dietetics. Offer support for behavior change
An important skill in working as a health coach is to get the right level of challenge for the individual concerned and coaching people about their health choices involves offering education, motivation and support.
To better understand the true health coach’s approach to this, answer these three questions:
- Have you ever received good health advice that you were unable to follow?
- Has your doctor ever recommended a nutrition or lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable?
- Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?