Integrative Health Coaching
"Successfully helping individuals make positive health changes."
"Isn't it time you create the state of health you have always been wanting?"
Individuals do have a choice in their health and well-being and how they want to move in life:
towards health or towards disease. Recent research states that 70% of chronic illness is due to
lifestyle choices. This includes poor food choices and inadequate nutrition, lack of exercise,
smoking, chronic stress, dysfunctional relationships, lack of rest and sleep, etc. Although
most of us know what we need to do in order to feel better, habits are difficult to break. We
get accustomed to a way of behaving. Changing health and living habits can feel insurmountable.
Change is difficult, yet always possible. An individual in the midst of contemplating or acting
to change their health behaviors and lifestyle, needs support. This is where an integrative health
coach can help. This trained professional works within a framework of supporting individuals in
the process of changing health behaviors, with the intent of helping them achieve a more desired
and optimal health state. Achieving optimal health is a journey more than a destination. It
requires self-awareness, self-responsibility, desire, education and skillful and conscious support.
An integrative health coach has the training and expertise to help make this happen.
The integrative health coach creates dynamic partnerships that move people toward satisfying and healthy
lifestyles. Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the clients' level of
awareness and responsibility and provide the client with structure, support and feedback. Coaches
use both innovative and practical strategies to help people clarify what they want, explore options,
enhance personal accountability and take action for optimal health. The specialized facilitation skills
of the coach offer the client in-depth listening, thought-provoking questions, and a process that
inspires and motivates clients to:
- Maximize their personal and professional potential in the area of health and wellness
- Successfully achieve their health desires, goals and ultimately, vision
Integrative health coaching also provides a venue for education, sharing and brainstorming with client's
conventional and integrative health methods that may be of aid in their journey towards health and well-being.
Integrative Medicine is an approach to healthcare that combines conventional,
or allopathic medicine with complementary, evidence based treatments and therapies.
It is used widely in the United States and Europe, and is currently believed to be
an essential component to improving the health of the individual and the healthcare system.
Integrative Healthcare Education
Integrative Healthcare Education is an educational health approach that
combines conventional health/medical information and concepts with complementary,
evidence based treatments and therapies. It is now being taught in healthcare programs at
universities, and is an approach more widely used in the training of healthcare and medical professionals.
Integrative medicine, integrative healthcare education and integrative coaching
all share the philosophy that Whole Health is a state of being in which the Whole
Self, an individual's body, mind, emotions and spirit, is honored and attended to. An
integrative philosophy of Whole Health includes the natural and social environment, and
the context of all relationships. Optimal health emphasizes the importance of functional
integrity in all aspects of the individual self, and the dynamic balance within and with the larger world.