PHYSIOTHERAPIST + DIRECTOR
An empowering process to becoming a better version of yourself.
We are all aware that a balanced diet, regular exercise and good quality sleep form the basis for a healthy lifestyle. It’s possible that there has been some point in your life where you really felt like you were ticking all those boxes, you were nailing life! However, at present that seems a lifetime ago. It was long before the kids came along, you began running your own business, taking on extra commitments, joining committees etc. To try and fit the extra time in your week required to achieve the recommended exercise and produce healthy meals on a regular basis is simply unattainable. The reality is there is a massive pile of roadblocks in the way, that if you inspect too closely it all becomes too overwhelming.
So how do you dig yourself out of that hole and climb over that mountain of tasks? How do you get back to that younger more energetic version of yourself? Take a step back, breathe, (maybe now is a good time for that last Easter egg). This is where a Health/Wellness Coach or Life Coach can step in and help you sort through all that rubble that is cluttering up your brain and set you on your jolly way with a bounce back in your step.
So what is a Health/Wellness Coach?
A Health Coach is your personal cheerleader. They support you in working out what you want, why you want it and what is stopping you from achieving it. This may be reducing stress, increasing exercise, improving sleep, improving diet etc. Action plans are put in place to work towards achieving your personal goals and barriers are identified.
Wellness is often about behaviours: what we do regularly. We often need to change our lifestyles to create lasting change.
Coaching can help by:
• Handing over responsibility
• Planning ahead for obstacles
• Working through resistance
• Becoming aware of beliefs and concerns
• Identifying strengths and possible areas for change
• Reframing negative outlooks and increasing hope and optimism
This is an empowering process, you simply choose the path you want your life to take, and together you and your coach devise a plan. Your initial discussions include identifying which area of your health/personal life is of the biggest priority right now.
Health Coaching can be an essential tool to becoming the best version of yourself. How often do we boldly set ourselves goals without considering accountability? No follow up, nobody to discuss your progress, or otherwise with. It is a second set of ears, someone who will not judge, will not make suggestions, you ultimately make the decisions about which direction your life takes, and you will get there.
As I said, it is a process. Goals change, you will grow. You will learn a lot about yourself along the journey, enjoy the ride… It may just change your life!