What is wellness coaching?
How important is your health? It often tops the list of priorities, but our day to-day living seldom reflects this. Why not?
You know what you should be doing, you read about it all the time and your health care providers frequently repeat the message. Exercise more, eat better, meditate perhaps, spend more time with those you love, give time to ourselves… so why aren’t you doing it?
Because life gets in the way. Work, kids, elderly parents, jobs around the home, weekend commitments… the list goes on. We barely have enough time to fulfil all those responsibilities let alone turn the spotlight on our own health and wellbeing.
Wellness coaching combines theory from coaching psychology, behaviour change and positive psychology, to help you overcome resistance to change.
Wellness coaching supports you to help yourself – it involves asking questions rather than providing answers, allowing you to learn rather than be taught, and to take steps, baby steps if necessary, to make effective change in your life.
Do you want to achieve a healthier body weight? I will support you to set realistic, achievable eating and fitness goals, but also goals around stress relief and sleep (which also affect weight).
We would then turn our attention to overcoming the obstacles and barriers in your way (what you may have named excuses), name the support you will need to achieve your goals, and set a realistic timeframe. You’re then well on your way to becoming a healthier, happier version of you.
I completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Wellness Coaching program run by Wellness Coaching Australia, a total of 80 hours of training, and have been using the coaching methods successfully since then with clients.
How I work
I see the best results if I see clients for a minimum of three sessions. That way we can look at current eating habits, what’s working, what’s not, and the first steps we can take towards making a change. I’ll give you some ‘homework’ then follow up at a convenient time, usually about two weeks later. My services are covered by most private health funds.