Integrative Health Coaching is a partnership focusing on the whole person by addressing the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Together, a coach and client discover and articulate the client’s vision of optimal health. Then, they take steps to help the client make lasting behavior changes that can lead to better health outcomes.
Unlike a coach for a sports team, an Integrative Health Coach does not tell you what plays to run or when to throw the ball. If that coaching worked for improving your health, you’d be able to read a magazine article and get unstuck by yourself.
Instead, you write your unique playbook with Amy as a health coach trained by Duke Integrative Medicine by your side. Your coach helps you explore all of your options, your confidence, your willingness to change. And then you move the ball forward, running your plays, taking your action steps, creating new habits.
You – being you.
You – showing up as the expert on you, the MVP of your life and health.
And Amy – standing in the huddle and running along the sidelines, cheering you on and reminding you of the plays you wrote.
Who Can Benefit from Coaching?
Coaching can benefit anyone willing to dive in and explore the many facets of their lives. It can benefit anyone willing to look at where they are today and consider where they want to be in a few months.
Studies show that many of the major chronic diseases – such as diabetes, heart failure, cancer, and lung disease – have a big lifestyle component. Changes in behavior are essential to treating these illnesses as well and reducing the number of people who are diagnosed with these conditions.
But while doctors might tell you what you should do to improve these conditions, rarely do they have the time to help you develop a plan for making those changes. It can leave a patient feeling defeated, helpless. Stuck.
Others may know deep inside, without a doctor’s nudge, that they need to make some changes. But they aren’t sure how or if they can do it alone.
Have you tried to improve your diet, your sleep, your exercise – only to fall back into old patterns? Do you feel stalled and unable to start?
Throughout the coaching process, we will:
* Identify your vision of health and what that means to YOU
* Assess where you are currently and where you want to be
* Determine your readiness for this change
* Discover what barriers may be in the way
* Create realistic, measureable goals
* Make an action plan
* Track your progress
* Celebrate your success!
Contact Amy to schedule a complimentary phone consultation to determine if coaching might be right for you. Both individual and group coaching are available. For individuals, we encourage a 3-6 month commitment to help you create new behaviors that last. Most coaching appointments are conducted via telephone or Zoom video conferencing, depending on the client’s preference, so distance is not a barrier. For group coaching, please contact Amy.