Did you know that 75% of all health care dollars spent in the US are for the treatment of chronic diseases that can be managed or improved simply by making lifestyle changes? Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and cancer are among the conditions that can be positively impacted by modifying behavior.
I’m guessing you had at least an inkling of all that. But knowing that we need to change our behavior and actually doing so are two very different things. Tackling deeply ingrained habits is a daunting prospect, especially when there may be dire health consequences for not doing so. Luckily, help is on the way–along with a great offer for the first ten people ready to take the first step toward a healthier life.
An Integrative Health Coach can assist you in clarifying your vision and goals, assessing your readiness for change, defining doable action steps, and moving from thinking about becoming a healthier person to actually being one. Acting as sounding board, cheerleader, and accountability partner, your coach can also help you to identify obstacles to success and help with strategies to overcome them. And as luck would have it, I’ve just graduated from the Professional Integrative Health Coach Training at Duke Integrative Medicine.
As an Executive Coach, I’ve already witnessed the power of coaching as a catalyst for personal transformation. What I love about the integrative Duke model is its whole-person approach. The coaching client sits at the hub of a wheel–The Wheel of Health–that encompasses every aspect of life, pursuing a goal within an realm of mindfulness.
- Is patient- vs. disease-centered
- Engages all aspects of you as a person: mind, spirit, body and community
- Partners with you in care, honoring your values and priorities
- Supports you in making lifestyle change processes
- Is committed to the practice of best medicine, whether the origins are conventional or complementary