What is health coaching?
A relatively new field in the medical system, health coaching facilitates behavioral adjustments that are realistic, obtainable and long lasting. A health coach is an expert in the health and wellness field who is trained to help you set and work toward achieving your personal health and wellness goals. She helps you execute and implement your plans!
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, get a better handle on stress, or change up your exercise routine, a health coach can help. A health coach will:
- Identify your goals
- Create and achieve small steps toward your goal
- Customize, implement and execute your plans
- Improve your self-management
- Help you stay motivated
Evidence-based health coaching works with positive psychology, using motivational interviewing methods to uncover the client’s own voices which will lead to successful goal setting. Research has shown that having support during a challenging task helps the client achieve their goal much more effectively. Your health coaching sessions are always private and confidential.
Evidence Based Practice
Unfortunately, 1 out of every 10 people over the age of 35 has at least one chronic disease. An estimated 75% of all chronic diseases and the associated costs are preventable. Clinical Evidence-Based Practice interventions have been proven to yield better outcomes for those with chronic conditions.
Patients with chronic conditions such as obesity, heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, and chronic pain can benefit significantly if they work with a health coach to help modify their lifestyle and reach their optimum health.
What Health Coaching is not
A Health Coach is not a physician. She does not diagnose, or offer medical advice, but will work with you on setting and working towards your goals.
Health Coaching at Bexley Acupuncture begins with trust
I am excited to integrate evidence-based health coaching with acupuncture and other therapies that I offer in my practice.
In my experience, several chronic health conditions (obesity, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, etc.) respond well to a series of acupuncture treatments. By combining health-coaching sessions with these treatments , we will significantly increase the efficacy and success to your goals to a healthier life!