What Does a Health Coach Do?
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who helps others feel their best through individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet their unique needs and health goals. I offer my health coaching services in my private coaching practice (online or in person) with one-on-one coaching.
Health coaching isn’t about one diet or one way of living. Instead, I focus on bio-individuality – the idea that we’re all different and have unique dietary, lifestyle, emotional, and physical needs. This means that we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. Health Coaches work with clients to help them discover how to fuel their bodies and become the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves.
Health Coaches also emphasize health beyond the plate as they approach wellness through primary food. The foods you eat are secondary to all the other things that feed you—your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine. Those are the things we call primary foods. All that we consider today as nutrition is really just a secondary source of energy.
There are areas of your life that impact your health just as much as the food you eat – your relationships, career, spirituality, and physical activity.
Think back to a time when you were passionately in love. Everything was exciting. Colours were vibrant. Intimacy was magical. Your lover’s touch and feelings of exhilaration sustained you. You were floating on air, gazing into each other’s eyes. You forgot about food and were high on life.
Remember when, as a child, you were playing outside, having fun? Suddenly, your mother announced dinner was ready, but you were not hungry at all. The passion of play took all of your attention.
Sometimes we are fed not by food but by the energy in our lives.
These moments and feelings demonstrate that everything is food. We take in thousands of experiences in life that can fulfil us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
We hunger for play, touch, romance, intimacy, love, achievement, success, art, music, self-expression, leadership, excitement, adventure and spirituality.
All of these elements are essential forms of nourishment. The extent to which we are able to incorporate them determines how enjoyable and worthwhile our lives feel.
Health Coaches and doctors
While the average visit to the doctor only lasts eight minutes, the average health coaching session is 50 minutes twice a month – an in-depth conversation between Health Coaches and their clients.
Plus, the simple act of having someone listen to how you’re feeling releases stress and tension – two of the major causes of chronic disease. As Health Coaches lend an ear, they reduce their clients’ overall strain on the body while getting a holistic perspective of what’s impacting their health.
As a coach, I don’t just listen! I also deepen the learning and forward the action, meaning I will get you to where you want to be.
Your life is now – let’s make it a good one!