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Integrative Health Coaching

What is Integrative Health Coaching?

  • Coaches work with the whole person. They list to your concerns and ask powerful questions to help motivate you to make the changes you desire.

  • Coaches spend time exploring what is more important to you in your health and allow you to choose your course of action.

  • Coaches guide you through a process to maximize the possibility of your success.

  • You and your coach work in partnership to identify obstacles and create strategies for moving toward your goals.

  • Coaches support you in tracking your weekly progress and hold you accountable for your commitments.

  • Coaches provide additional resources for making health behavior changes.

What are appropriate topics?

Any concern that gets in the way of taking care of your health is the perfect subject with which to begin coaching. Therefore, any topic that you think will contribute to your optimal health is an appropriate topic for Integrative Health Coaching.

Why is coaching effective in helping people realize their optimal health?

Integrative Health Coaching is not just about your physical well-being; it is also about you as a whole person: your values, goals, work, balance, fulfillment and life purpose. Through the coaching process, clients typically reach various goals, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. Coaches use reporting, exploring, and consistently committing to positive forward improvement. This proactive working relationship will accelerate your progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice.

Health Coaching is best performed over a period of three to six months on a consistent basis. These meetings can occur in person or over the phone and last between 25-60 minutes.