There seems to be a lot of confusion zooming around about what Health Coaches do. It is normal, coaching is a rather new technique when it comes to health and lately we seem to be needing coaches for every aspect of our life: career, life, business, health… marriage coaches anyone?
The truth is that coaching is a training or process in which one person “coach” encourages, supports and guides another one “coachee” to achieve an specific goal. When it comes to Health Coaching the goal or goals are health related (dah!)
Health Coaches are not doctors in Medicine, Nutritionist or Dietician and do not diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. They are also not intended to replace these professionals but they usually collaborate with them so the “coachee” is successful on achieving his/her goals.
Health Coaching draws on the principles of positive psychology which aims towards the “coachee” listen to his/her inner wisdom, set his/her own goals and transform them into concrete actions. By empowering the “coachee” he/she is able to take responsibility, introduce changes in his/her behaviour and improve his health and overall wellness.In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are only consequences ~ R. Ingersol Click To Tweet
We all have some area in our lives that we could improve if we changed our behavior, but either we haven’t found the right time, or we start and quickly lose motivation … Where to start? And how do we make the changes last?
During a Health Coaching program we discover which are the barriers that make our progress difficult and what are the resources that we have to improve our well-being. A Health Coaching program is a personalised tracking process, based on the bio-individuality of each individual who tries to find the resources and talents that each of us has to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The role of the Health Coach is to listen, observe and ask questions. The learning process is incumbent upon the “coachee”, being the coach a partner in this way. The role of the coach is to be a guide in the process, for the “coachee” to find or regain his/her personal power, in order to make the necessary changes in his/her daily life to achieve a higher degree of well-being.
To be able to achieve our goals, there must be a connection between what we think, what we feel and what we do. Health Coaching programs seek changes to be made in an integral manner that connects the body, mind and soul. Being healthy is not simply the absence of disease, but is rather, a holistic approach to well-being. Health Coaching is a whole body, mind and spirit approach to well-being and targets 6 dimensions, often called The Life Wheel:
With our program, BACK TO HEALTHY, if you want to improve your health and well-being you will have to take an active role and take responsibility. You are the only one with power to change your lifestyle and improve your health.
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