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What does holistic health coaching mean?
Whole person. It is the focus and care of the entire individual in all forms of well-being, including physical, psychological, and social. Your health is a sum of all of the pieces that make the whole of you. Things such as your career, relationships, and spirituality all affect your overall health.
Learning to integrate and care for all of those pieces will lead to optimal health, vitality and happiness. Holistic health coaching means that you receive support sculpted to you, honoring your singular life with a focus of all of your pieces.
Each client receives support sculpted to them, honoring their singular life. No theory or formula will work for everyone, and no easy fix will dig deeply enough to prepare a complete and fruitful garden. Every client is a new beginning and every course of action will vary.
I believe that each of us has our own path, and being chosen to be a part yours is a gift of trust and honor. The work rises up to meet each task, and each client.
How do i know if health coaching can help me?
- If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease.
- If you are feeling stressed, worried, or anxious.
- If you want to lose weight, or if you want to be leaner.
- If you are experiencing hormonal fluctuations such as hot flashes, irregular periods, more painful periods, retaining water.
- If you feel “blah” most days, but you really don’t know why.
- If you are craving foods, especially sweet and/or salty foods.
- If you want an energized perspective coming from a place of abundance and not of fear or scarcity.
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT COACH FOR ME?
First, read my story. Can you relate to any of that? Did you find yourself saying, “That sounds like me?” Second, whether or not my story is anything like yours, do you feel like you would like to know a little more about me, or what health coaching is all about? Call me. We will just talk, and I can answer your questions, then you can decide if I’m the right coach for you.
SO HOW DOES HEALTH COACHING WORK?
After you have had your complimentary breakthrough session, and you’ve decided that coaching is for you, you will fill out a complete health assessment. This assessment will honestly tell you and me, your coach, where you are right now. Health coaching is a partnership. In our first session, we fully explore your vision of you and what health goals you are looking to achieve. We will discuss your values, such as independence or relationships, and how they connect to your vision of you. Each session after that, you will choose a focus and we will explore where you are, where you want to be, and figure out how to move forward with realistic, achievable goals.
IS A HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH LIKE A THERAPIST?
No. The focus in therapy is on inner change, while the focus in coaching is on movement toward making and achieving realistic goals that become regular sustainable behaviors. In coaching, we explore your overall vision, whether this concerns professional advancement, changing habits, working towards optimal health, decreasing stress, improving relationships (remember, this all affects your health). Coaching focuses on achieving dreams, taking action, creating momentum, deepening self knowledge yet always in service of increasing forward movement and stretching further than before. In working with a coach, you may refer to the past or have tearful emotional moments, but they are brief points in the process of moving forward and taking action rather than the focus of the session. You will put events in a healthy perspective, and not have past define present or future. Personal exploration happens in coaching too, but typically the emphasis is less on gaining extensive insight and more on action and taking the learning into one’s life soon.
HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?
You will receive a complimentary breakthrough session to see if coaching is the right option for you and also to see if we will work well together. There are many different styles of coaching out there, and both you and I want to make sure the partnership is a good one. If you opt to continue with coaching, we decide on an appropriate package and schedule an assessment session of about 60 minutes. Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes long. The exact number and frequency of these sessions depends upon the package you purchase. Most clients opt for sessions every 2 weeks over the course of 4-6 months.
WHY AT LEAST A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT?
Because I truly believe it takes six month for this work to take root in a way that is solid, I do not work with clients for less than this amount of time, except returning clients looking for a jump start.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
We can talk on our computers via Skype, the telephone, at a nice cafe you love, or my home office.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
Change is not something that can be done passively. You must have a desire to change. I expect you to be “present” for our meetings and your life. Optimal health is a journey rather than a destination. There will be frequent reassessing and rebalancing along the way. Before our first session, there will be some forms for you to fill out and before each follow-up session, a few questions to think about. Finally, this is not about what I think you should do or what your doctor thinks you should do, but what you want to do. Because it is only when you truly want something to change, that it will.
IS HOLISTIC HEALTH COACHING LIKE THE WEEKLY WEIGH-INS AT WEIGHT WATCHERS?
No. Weight Watchers is a diet program that has been designed for you, not by you. Their program is structured around calorie restriction and is solely about weight loss. You do not receive coaching at weigh-ins. Holistic Health Coaching looks at your life as a whole. For example, if you are chronically stressed, restricting calories probably won't help you lose weight. You must first deal with what is causing the stress in your life.
WHAT IS A BREAKTHROUGH SESSION?
We will sit down for 50 minutes and together we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?
- I offer a wide range of packages as well as individual services to choose from. Each of my programs are completely personalized to your specific needs. There are options for everyone at all different levels of health. I draw from my clients’ nutritional, physical, emotional and behavioral assessments as well as a wide range of approaches to nutrition and wellness. My approach is not about denying ourselves the foods we love. Rather, it is about looking at the big picture, delving into our imbalances and incorporating the nutrients and life practices that we are missing in order to be healthy ~ mind, body and soul. CLICK HERE for a menu of my programs.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A PROGRAM?
Working together as partners in health, you’ll have the support and guidance that are essential to starting on the path to good health. Private Holistic Health Coaching provides accountability, motivation, results, and someone you trust to share the journey with.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A PROGRAM?
Each program includes 50- minute power packed breakthrough sessions with an initial in-depth assessment, coaching over the phone or in person (or a mix of the two) 100% fully focused on you, email support with prompt turnaround time, and access to my virtual library of powerful resources, recipes and handouts.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PHONE OR EMAIL HEALTH COACHING SESSIONS?
How often we talk depends on your needs and the program we have selected. In all of the coaching programs you will set realistic, achievable goals and learn how to meet them, review educational materials created for your unique bio-individuality and health goals, track your progress to better health, and gain access to a trusted guide and co-journeyer (me) who will answer questions about your situation, provide encouragement and accountability.
WHEN SHOULD I JOIN A PROGRAM?
You should join a program when you are ready to make your personal health and wellness a priority in your life.
HOW MUCH TIME IS INVOLVED?
Your level of participation is totally up to you. What you are willing to give to yourself will be a direct reflection of the changes you will see in your life. I recommend that clients participate as if their life depended upon it…..because it absolutely does.
HOW DO I JOIN A COACHING PROGRAM?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-842-2326
HOW DOES MILK AND HONEY WELLNESS PROTECT MY PRIVACY?
Milk and Honey Wellness follows the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA or the Privacy Rule.
WHAT IS A JUICE CLEANSE AND IS IT HEALTHY?
Read HERE for the 10 Commandments of a juice cleanse.
What is a Detox?
Read HERE to learn about the top 10 reasons to detox (when you do it right).
What is a superfood?
Working together as partners in health, you’ll have the support an"Superfood" is a popular term in the health food industry. It refers to foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients These antioxidant-rich foods reduce the risk for fatal diseases like cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, while allowing us to meet our daily nutritional requirements.