3 unique ways you can benefit from working with a health coach
Lifestyle change is difficult, especially if you are doing it alone. It is why so many new years resolutions fail every year. Ever tried a new way of eating but haven’t been able to stick to it? Or signed up to the gym but not finding the time to go? Or tried to go to bed earlier, but that next Netflix episode gets in the way? Many people nod yes, and this is where working with a health coach can help.
What is a health coach?
Health coaches are experts in human motivation, behaviour change and functional health. They are trained in powerful disciplines such as motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and stages of change. A unique skillset which they use to guide their clients towards their goals and help them make successful, lasting behaviour change. A health coach does this by helping to:
- Set realistic and personalised health and wellness goals.
- Break old habits and build new ones.
- Find and navigate obstacles and challenges along the way.
- Discover personal strengths, values, and motivation.
A health coach is not just another professional that tells you what to do. A health coach empowers you as the expert in your own body, environment, and circumstances. They team up alongside you to find the solutions that work best for you. Health coaches can help you in unique ways that differentiate them from other healthcare professionals.
1. Finding and connecting with your why
By asking powerful questions, a health coach helps you to discover exactly why you want to make a change, which is often tucked away deeply in the subconscious. By tapping into this true, intrinsic motivation, it becomes easier to stick to habits and to keep going, even if life tries to get in the way. Through self-discovery, a health coach helps you to uncover your biggest strengths and most important values, and how to use these to ensure successful change.
2. A personalised, step by step approach
Health coaches do not use a cookie cutter approach. They recognise and celebrate the individuality in each person, and team up alongside you to help you find the solutions that work best for you. A health coach helps you to create a step-by-step plan, set smart goals, and navigate and overcome obstacles along the way, so you can achieve your goals in an efficient and sustainable way.
3. Accountability and support every step of the way
A health coach offers accountability and support at every stage of your journey. They know change is difficult, that it is not a linear process, and occasionally setbacks happen. They do not scold or tell you off. Instead, they offer you support where you most need it, and empower you to view setbacks as learnings and grow from the experience.
This article was written by Health Coach Isabelle.
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