Coaching provides a space to explore wellness topics and move towards a more balanced life with the assistance of a holistically trained, board certified coach. Coaches support and guide the discovery of a client’s inner wisdom and healing which can help a client make discoveries and changes that are sustainable in the long term. Coaching delves into the “why” and “how” of behavior change, working to create action and forward movement with intentions and goals. By cultivating mindfulness skills, connecting to a larger health vision, and supporting deep inner work, coaching fosters the growth of more intrinsically motivated, balanced, self-advocating, and self-sustaining members of the community.
Having a coach provides you a safe space to process and explore what you want to focus on, with the added bonus of accountability, motivation, resources, and curious questions. Tools such as positive psychology, emotional intelligence, creative activities, mindfulness, deep listening, and creating a safe space all seek to cultivate and support the growth that the client feels ready for and wants to nurture.
Coaching is not based on educating or directing you to do what is “best” for you. Rather, you and your coach will dive deep into your own health journey and help you find your own inner wisdom which will ultimately lead you to personally tailored insights and change. Around 6-9 sessions (scheduled anywhere from weekly to monthly depending on preference) is recommended for most clients as it gives time for coach and client to get to know each other, work on different approaches, navigate barriers and challenges, see forward movement, and settle into new routines and habits.
Wellness coaching can support:
- Mental health, especially in tandem with therapy
- Prenatal and postpartum routines and wellbeing
- Navigating transitions such as a new health diagnosis, divorce, empty nesting, change of career or new job
- Managing chronic illness
- Developing self-care routines and new habits
- Stress reduction
- Mindfulness and spiritual development
- Creativity and visioning
- Creating sustainable action steps to support forward movement