You may have heard of health coaching—it’s one of the fastest growing professions in Western society, and prestigious medical institutions like the Cleveland and Mayo Clinics include health coaches on their care teams.
Making real, lasting lifestyle and behavior changes isn’t a switch you can simply flip. It takes ongoing effort and support. TSTM is here to support you along the way.
Health coaching is all about your health and wellness goals. Where do you see yourself in the next 6-12months? What is important to you when it comes to your health? What good/bad/ugly habits do you need to work on? Health coaches work together in a partnership to help you implement lasting behaviour changes to not only reach your goals but to sustain a high level of wellbeing beyond your goals. Health coaching
assists you in improving your self-knowledge and awareness, setting S.M.A.R.T goals, creating and maintaining new habits, and becoming the best version of yourself.
Health coaches ...
EMPOWER you to discover your own wisdom and strength
HELP you create your own solutions to problems
SUPPORT you without judgment
HOLD you accountable to your goals
Why is the current medical system failing to treat chronic disease?
Our modern diet and lifestyle are out of alignment with our genes and our biology. We are not paying enough attention to our health, and WE ARE FOCUSED on treating symptoms and NOT the cause of our health issues
2. The biggest challenge we face today is not acute disease but chronic disease, and our medical system is not set up to tackle chronic disease. If you have an accident or an injury the hospital is the first place you should go. If you have a chronic illness, you need to take a good hard look at your lifestyle and your environment.
3. Our model for delivering health care doesn’t support the top five interventions that would have the most significant impact on preventing and reversing chronic disease like diet, sleep, stress management, physical activity, and social connection. When was the last time your doctor asked you about your lifestyle?
What is Health Coaching?
Without a vision, resources, motivation, and support many of our goals can seem out of reach. Health coaching is “a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s motivation and commitment to healthy behaviour change."
Health coaching can be the key to making lasting behaviour change by”
Building awareness of the pro’s vs the con’s
Setting health visions and goals
Establishing a plan
Creating new sustainable habits
Why do we struggle to do what it takes to say healthy?
In short, making health behaviour change is not easy. About 40% of the actions we perform every day aren’t due to the decisions we make but are down to habit. When we don’t understand the power of habit, we try to change through sheer willpower alone.
Willpower is an extremely limited resource, so this strategy is destined to fail, and each time it does, we lose confidence and become more discouraged until we lose hope completely.
I’m currently in the pre-practicum stage of an ADAPT Health Coaching course at the Kresser Institute. I’m working with a limited number of clients over from March-August 2019 before launching into full-time health coaching. Please feel free to contact me via the form below if you are interested in health coaching? ~ StreTch
“I coach highly motivated typical A-type personalities who work hard and usually go above and beyond what is required, often to the detriment of their health. These high performers are often struggling with the ongoing demands of micromanaging many aspects of their busy lives. They value their health and desire a robust immune system, longevity, high levels of energy, continuing success and vitality.
By targeting the 5-Pillars of "Sustainable Health,” high performers can gain a competitive edge by enhancing their performance, improving their cognitive function, appreciating the value of sleep and recovery, reducing pain and inflammation, by implementing self-care and build the resilience that is needed to perform at their best.“
Interested in Health Coaching, please get in touch.