Wellness & Health Coaching
What Is Wellness & Health Coaching?
Wellness and health coaches help clients make positive and lasting changes to their health. Dr. Patty guides you as an ally through the process of creating a vision for their your health and well-being, developing a healthy mindset and healthy habits, and encouraging you every step of the way until you accomplish your goals.
Dr. Patty helps her clients develop step-by-step plans to help them with:
- Stress management
- Prioritizing self-care
- Maintaining a positive and healthy mindset
- Balancing wellness and a busy schedule
- And much more
As a certified Wellness and Health coach, Dr. Patty approaches health and wellness from a holistic perspective which means she is interested in the whole person and what it means for them to thrive mentally, physically, spiritually.
What Coaching Is Not
Health coaches are not necessarily a nutritionists, dietitians, or personal trainers. While they may be knowledgeable on these topics, they might not be qualified to offer you nutritional or fitness advice. Health coaches are also not therapists or psychologists. While they can help clients to improve their mindsets, they are typically not qualified to work with clients who have psychological disorders. Most coaches will list their coaching qualifications and offerings on their services page, so be sure to check there first before working with someone.
How Does A Wellness & Health Coach Help?
Dr. Patty is committed to being an accountability partner and ally who will support and encourage you even when you feel ready to quit. As a coach, she provides support and inspiration to continue moving forward, even if you are dealing with a health-related issue.
No matter what health conditions or ailments you may have, Dr. Patty encourages clients to recognize that living a thriving life is about making healthy choices that positively impact their mental, physical, and emotional health.
How Do You Spot A Legitimate Health Coach?
This is an area that can be a little controversial, and it ultimately depends on your preference and comfort levels. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s important for you when it comes to a coaching’s credibility.
That being said, many coaches out there are doing what they do based on self-taught principles. Dr. Patty is certified in Wellness and Health coaching through Real Balance in Fort Collins, Colorado in addition to her PhD in Education.
Since coaching is about helping a client dig deeper into the answers within themselves, a coach asks rather than advises. If a coach is telling you what to do more than asking you what you want to do, they may be acting as a consultant rather than a coach.
Do I Need A Wellness & Health Coach?
Now that you have a better understanding of what a health & wellness coach does, you might be wondering if a coach could be beneficial for you.
Here are a few questions to get you thinking:
- Do you struggle with work-life balance?
- Do you have trouble sticking to health-related goals?
- Are you always low on energy and motivation?
- Do you struggle to keep a calm and positive mindset?
- Do you rarely let yourself relax?
- Do you find it difficult to prioritize your health?
- Do you want to make healthy changes to your lifestyle but you’re not sure where to start?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a health & wellness coach would be a great option for you. Of course this is quite a commitment time-wise and financially, but the health results you will achieve will be beyond worth it.
If you’re ready, schedule your free 30 minute consultation with Dr. Patty today.