WHAT IS HEALTH COACHING?
We all know we should be making healthy choices like eating well, avoiding toxins, exercising, getting plenty of rest, and positively managing stress. Most people lack the strategy and support necessary to change a habit, even if they know they need to do it for their health.
The health coaches at FoundationMED are certified in health and wellness coaching with a deep knowledge of functional medicine principles. If you’re interested in working with a health coach, call FoundationMED or schedule a consultation online today.
WHY DO I NEED HEALTH COACHING?
Have you ever tried to commit to healthy lifestyle changes only to see no improvement in your wellness or merely temporary changes in the numbers on your scale? The certified health coaches at FoundationMED offer customized support to help you optimize your health and achieve your goals.
At FoundationMED, health coaching is patient-focused and collaborative. Your coach is your partner in health, using theories of behavioral change to help you meet your goals.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A HEALTH COACH?
When you work with a FoundationMED health coach, you identify your own goals and collaborate with your coach to create an action plan that’s fully customized to meet your needs. You and your coach maintain ongoing two-way communication to keep you motivated and accountable, improving self-management and other skills for sustainable change.
Your health coach is a habit change expert and fully fluent in the functional medicine lifestyle principles that are the foundation of any successful path to life-lasting wellness.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM ONE-ON-ONE HEALTH COACHING?
Your individual, customized health coaching program begins with a comprehensive, hour-long personal wellness evaluation. Your coach will be your guide as you assess the current state of your lifestyle and identify any obstacles to optimizing your nutrition, stress levels, sleep, movement and other factors that contribute to your health.
You’ll create a long-term vision and start to identify goals, which may include weight loss, improving energy levels or reducing your blood pressure or cholesterol levels.
Over the next several sessions, you and your coach create action plans that will incorporate small changes that you build on each week to gradually make your lifestyle more healthy. In many cases, lifestyle changes fail when you try to change too much at once and get frustrated by your lack of progress or feel deprived and give in to unhealthy choices. Your health coach uses motivational interviewing and positive psychology techniques to keep you on track and will support adjustments to your plan as needed.
Group coaching workshops, as well as phone and video consultations, are available for added convenience.
Most importantly, you and your coach will build a relationship based on trust, communication, and unwavering support.