What is Health Coaching?
Health coaching seems to be all the craze nowadays. Many people can easily call themselves “health coaches” even though they aren’t certified, or have maybe taken one course.
It’s important to know what a coach is and what it isn’t…
First, a health coach alone is NOT a doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, nutritionist, personal trainer, or mentor. However, these professions above could have health coach certifications to add to their scope of practice.
According to the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC),
“Health & wellness coaches partner with clients seeking to enhance their well-being through self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values. In the course of their work, health & wellness coaches display an unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change, honoring the fact that each client is an expert on their own life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.”
For me, this perfectly aligns with my own vision, goals, aspirations, & wishes for my clients. More specially, I work with clients on positive behavior change through self-directed accountability and working together in a complete partnership.
My main directive is establishing habits that support nourishment of the body and mind, rather than dieting, deprivation, and restriction.
Do my clients all do the same thing to accomplish their goals? Not at all. I feel it’s important for my clients to try new things, understand their why, and educate themselves on clean eating and whole health living, while respecting the boundaries of their goals and values.
I focus on nutrition as the backbone, but depending on the client, we dive deep into relationships, career, finance, mental health, anything the client wants to dive into.
The ultimate goal is lasting change & transformation. Mindfully and intentionally.
Transformation doesn’t happen without hard work between BOTH client and coach... With the client in the drivers seat.
This all merely scratches the surface, but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out.
I the meantime, try this yummy, warming, winter breakfast!
Brown rice, Breakfast Pudding
*This is a great substitution for oatmeal. I have a serious addiction to anything with oats. This is a great replacement in order to add more variety to any diet/lifestyle. Brown rice is extremely healthy and allows your body to slowly digest for lasting energy.
Ingredients: (makes a bunch)
-3 cups cooked brown rice
-2 cups unsweetened plant milk
-1 cinnamon stick, or regular cinnamon
-⅛ to ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, to taste (optional)
-1 cup dates, pitted, chopped, puréed (optional)
-1 apple, chopped
-¼ cup dried fruit of choice, or stick with dates
-Salt to taste
-¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted (any nuts will do)
*Additional ingredients could be, fruit, spices, nuts, coconut, hemp, flax, or chia seeds, maple syrup, protein powder, etc.
-Combine the rice, almond milk, cinnamon, cloves, and dates in a medium saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat for at least 12 minutes, or until the mixture thickens up well.
-Remove the cinnamon stick, if added. Add the apple, dried fruit, and salt…mix well.
-Serve garnished with the toasted almonds and anything else you like! ENJOY!
I hope you enjoy making this recipe.
Reach out with any questions you have about my Health Coaching purpose and programs.