HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
As your health coach I will help you...
Become an expert in your own health
Discover your motivation to change
Simplify health and wellbeing
Create a bespoke action plan that is tailored to your current lifestyle and your individual needs
Address your health from a holistic perspective
Learn simple strategies to facilitate change
Hold yourself to account
BECOME AN EXPERT IN YOUR OWN HEALTH
"At the end of the day, your body is the smartest doctor in the room - it will tell you what works and what doesn't - if you simply observe and listen". Dr. Mark Hyman M.D
As a Health coach I can help you become aware of what your body already knows. Recognising feelings in your body such as tension, resistance, angst, ease, freedom and relaxation will help you identify what triggers these sensations and so what might be contributing to your symptoms. As you become more self aware you’ll naturally start to tune into your body’s innate wisdom and learn what makes you feel positive, vital and energised and what, on the other hand exacerbates your symptoms or makes you feel sluggish or low. The more understanding you have of yourself, the more expert you can become in knowing the best action you can take to look after your health and wellbeing.
DISCOVER YOUR MOTIVATION TO CHANGE
Who or what do you want to be healthier for?
When a bad habit makes you feel good it’s almost impossible to count on willpower alone to break it. Tapping into your motivation for why you want to improve your health and how your life will be better for it can however be a powerful tool to drive change.
Everybody has a unique vision of what being healthy means to them. Through skilled questioning and listening I will help you reveal exactly who, why or what you want to be healthy for so that you can use this insight to motivate yourself through change.
MAKE HEALTH AND WELLNESS SIMPLE.
Lets cut through the jargon and the fads.
There are numerous diets, exercise regimes, mindfulness programs, breathing techniques, sleep plans, supplements and many more that promise to transform our health. Whilst there is science to support the benefits of many of these interventions, it’s unlikely that any one of them alone will be the silver bullet to better health. I can help demystify the confusing and inconsistent messages of health and wellness by stripping health back to the basic requirements of what you (and all humans) need to survive, thrive and flourish.
CREATE A BESPOKE ACTION PLAN THAT IS TAILORED TO MEET YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
“Ask not what disease the person has, but rather what person the disease has.” Sir William Osler
Unfortunately, there is no 'one size fit's all’ solution to good health. We are unique individuals whose bodies and minds are constantly adapting to the environment and experiences we expose them to. Since no two humans have the same life experience, no two humans bodies or mind work the same.
Coaches are skilled at asking the right questions and actively listening to find out what makes you... you! I will not prescribe or dictate what you should be doing but rather I will combine my knowledge of health, behaviour and motivation with your unique story and together we'll customise an action plan that works for you.
ADDRESS YOUR HEALTH FROM A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE
Where is there dis-ease in your life?
Health coaches have a broad knowledge of the many dietary, lifestyle and behavioural patterns that can contribute to health and disease. Rather than being specialists in one area of medicine (like a neurologist) or a specific type of treatment (like a physiotherapist) a health coach is able to see the bigger picture and consider health and wellbeing from a range of different perspective. I can help you view your health through a wide lens so that you can consider how the various systems of your body, your lifestyle, your thoughts, your beliefs and your life experience might be interacting and impacting on your health.
LEARN SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO FACILITATE CHANGE
I won't simply tell you what to do. I will help you work out how you're going to make a new habit happen, and stick.
Health coaches are ‘change agents’. I can teach you simple strategies to interrupt habits you want to break and to establish habits you want to grow. Unhealthy behaviours are rarely about the behaviour itself but the feelings we get from doing the behaviour. I can help you get curious about what feelings drive certain behaviours and use that information to break free of old habits and sow seeds of new ones.
HOLD YOURSELF TO ACCOUNT
"Accountability is the glue that bonds commitment to results". Will Craig, Living The Hero's Journey.
Sometimes we just need someone to hold us to account. Someone who asks, listens and cares whether we have followed through on our plans or met our goals. As your health coach I can provide that accountability. I will hold you to account, be there to celebrate your successes and help you find wisdom in the things that don’t go to plan.