You go to the doctor and they say the familiar, "you need to lose weight", "you have to lower your blood pressure", or "your diet needs to improve". Easier said than done!
Being told what you need to do to improve your health is all good and well; but, how to do it is a different story. "I am busy with work." "I have a family to take care of." "I don't have the finances." "I don't know where to start!" When you need to take what your doctor says and put it into action, that's where your health & wellness coach comes in!
How is health & wellness coaching different from other types of coaching?
A coach is traditionally seen as an instructor or trainer. Not so with a health & wellness coach. He/she serves only as a guide as the client takes a look at their whole health and choose what health decisions best fit their life and values. During the coaching process, the client is the person in charge! They decide what is important for their well-being and choose their health goals and actions steps. Meanwhile, the health & wellness coach helps the client think through all the things that affect the client's ability to make a lasting change in their health behavior. The coach partners with the client to:
Health & wellness coaching provides a safe, supportive, and powerful way for you to bridge the gap between your doctor's advice and making a lasting health change that is most meaningful for you. Click here to learn more about health & wellness coaching at My Wealth in Health!
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Kelly Nembhard is a certified health coach, Reiki therapist, and aromatherapist with experience as a clinical research professional and developmental biologist. She currently lives in Durham, NC.
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