After your provider goes over your test results with you, we can set you up with our health coach to talk about your needs as well as your concerns. Our coaching staff will help you overcome any fear or anxiety that may arise with the need to implement specific nutritional and lifestyle changes and support you step by step through the process. That is the beauty of having a coach on your side, they are there to cheer you on and help you get past the obstacles you are facing on your journey to optimal health.
What is a Health Coach?
They see what stage you are at and what action you are ready for and help you select and implement lifestyle changes to improve your health, taking into consideration your unique situation and environment that may affect those changes. They can help you get rid of bad habits and adopt newer, healthier ones.
A health coach can also help you get “unstuck” by helping you figure out what is holding you back from your health goals. During your follow up appointments, a health coach asks questions to get you thinking about how you can overcome challenges. Health coaches help people sort out where to start and make small changes that grow over time. The key is remembering this is a process and you can succeed!
Lifestyle Areas That Health Coaching Can Help Improve:
In our office, our health coach addresses 8 key areas that affect wellness, with topics branching off into other categories. The eight key areas are:
- Hormonal Health
- Time Management
Because everyone is unique, action steps are carefully chosen by you with some guidance from a health coach.
What Should You Expect When Working With a Health Coach?
Each patient starts with an initial health coaching appointment that can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. In that appointment, a detailed intake and assessment is performed to see where you currently stand in the 8 key areas listed above. The information gathered is used to help understand the intricacies of your day-to-day life, motivators, and potential setbacks that could affect the outcome of success. At the end of the first appointment, 1-3 manageable action steps are chosen together to create movement towards better health.
Follow up appointments are used to help create adjustments to previous action steps as well as provide accountability for the patient. As new habits are established, action steps may change to improve other areas that affect wellness.
We understand that change is often difficult and can sometimes feel downright impossible, especially when it comes to your health. It is important to remember that health is an intricate journey that requires forward momentum rather than perfection. Forward momentum… not perfection. Small steps forward will make a much bigger difference and get you further down the road than if you remain standing still.
If you feel that health coaching would be a good fit to assist you in reaching your health goals, please reach out to someone at the front office to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to walking with you on your journey to optimal health!