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Good morning, dearest readers. Thanks for popping by. Today I am coming at ya with my second IIN Check-In. Did you catch IIN Check-In 1: Primary Nutrition?
I can hardly believe I am smack in the middle of my twelfth week of school! This means I am more than a quarter of the way to becoming a certified holistic health coach — can’t wait for that. I am really enjoying the program, so if you are curious about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, be sure to scope it out and email me if you have questions.
<< I can likely hook you up with a tuition discount. >>
Like I said, school is super and I am more inspired – and glad I took the plunge into the program – with each new module that I open every week. The work load is picking up slightly now that we are practicing coaching skills with fellow classmates, but it’s been a positive task thus far to reach out to other students. Besides making contact with like-minded coaches-in-training, I have been chatting with IIN graduates with a paying clientele. Paige, for example, is a huge inspiration!
I am certainly looking forward to connecting more with my classmates this spring (see April Intention #2). I have my third group “Coach Call” tonight and a couple of practice sessions with students next week.
Alright, enough about the curriculum. I am sure some of you are still wondering what the heck a health coach is for heaven’s sake!
Health Coach Defined
“A Health Coach offers guidance and inspiration to help clients shift their behavior to healthier habits by making step-by-step changes to their diet and lifestyle. The client learns about new, healthy foods and the concept of primary foods: relationships, physical activity, career, and spirituality… Health Coaches focus on teaching clients to become self-sufficient by observing their own unique responses to various modifications and choosing health-promoting behaviors that work for them.”
Why Health Coaching?
“In our current health care system, almost no time is spent discussing daily diet and lifestyle.” When was the last time your doctor asked you about your sleep, how much water you are drinking, or the status of your most dependent relationships?
What does a Health Coach do?
“A Health Coach is a guide and mentor who empowers clients to take responsibility for their own health and supports them to implement and sustain lifestyle and behavior changes that will contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals.”
Common areas a Health Coach may help with: weight management, food cravings, sleep, energy, stress management, and digestion.
What does a Health Coach NOT do?
“A Health Coach does not take the place of any medical practitioner; rather, he or she serves as the missing link–the patient guide–that helps develop strategies to enact real, lasting lifestyle changes that address not only the diagnostic label (i.e. pre-diabetic), but also serve to enhance the client’s overall wellness.”
source: Institute for Integrative Nutrition Workbook, 2nd Ed.
Now that we’ve got that out in the open, hopefully you have a better idea of what I am working towards…
Again, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Happy almost Friday! Be well.