A Health Coach you say. What's that?
Most often health coaches are mistaken for
- Dietitians. We're not.
- Herbalists. Nope.
- Twig and bark eaters. Guess again.
So who are health coaches?
In general, health coaches are a varied bunch. Integrative health coaches (IHCs) specifically, are individuals trained in dietary theory and the modern health crisis, inflammation, digestion, the energetics of food, food-mood connections, and most importantly, bio-individuality. IHC's help create vibrant health by providing personalized guidance and support to gradually improve diet, overall health, and lifestyle.
IHCs support you in implementing adjustments your doctor insists on but doesn't have the time (or often the training) to see through with you.
They are tremendous resources for balancing the nutrition and wellness information overload.
They are your guide-on-the-side, assisting you in finding YOUR groove and determining what best feeds you - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
They help everyday people live healthier by supporting their new choices and decisions.
How can an integrative health coach help me?
A health coach helps you figure out how to eat, for YOU ... or what's eating (at) you ... and to adapt your physical and emotional foods for the various stages of life.
They are there at your side every step of the way, teaching how to buy real food you love and prepare it in ways that are both body-friendly AND tasty. They assist in discovering new foods you didn't know your body loved and needed. They model how mindfulness with food plays a huge role in all the areas of your life.
Most of all, they believe in YOU and are committed to your success.
What are your coaching house rules?
No calorie counting.
No diagnosing or prescribing.
No one size fits all.
Be open to breathing, moving, forgiving, releasing, loving and embracing.
What are the benefits of the coaching experience?
Intentional, judgement-free focus on YOUR health and wellbeing.
An understanding of self-care as a form of empowerment.
A plan of action to reach your short-term and long-term goals.
Practical tools for stress management, building quality relationships, incorporating movement, and making conscious choices.
The ability to advocate for and manage your long term health and joy with confidence.