WHAT IS HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING?
Health and wellness coaching is still a fairly new profession, and many people are not quite sure what it is. Most simply, it is what it sounds like: coaching people to better health and greater wellness.
“Health and wellness coaching is more than just coaching people toward improving specific health behaviors, or helping people manage chronic disease. Instead, the goal is to meet each client as a whole person to help empower him/her to develop the focus, motivation, energy, and skills to make effective choices and sustained efforts toward well-being and a healthy life”
The Mayo Clinic
Furthermore, the Mayo Clinic describes health and wellness coaches as
"experts in establishing relationships and practicing core coaching skills that assist the individual in identifying values and desires, transforming them into action, and maintaining lasting change over time. They partner in dynamic collaboration with individuals, respecting the client as the expert in his/her own life, using a strength-based focus and strong grounding in best practice”.
These are big definitions, and if you find them a bit overwhelming, I understand. I therefore invite you to join me down this page to see if I can make it more approachable. Health and wellness is often associated with diet and exercise, which makes sense, as science has rarely agreed on the importance of anything that strongly. However, health and wellness is so much more than what you eat and how you move.
Health and Wellness is so much more than diet and excercise.