Health, Wellness and Changing Behavior
Making personal changes can be difficult. Weight Loss, smoking cessation, increasing activity, walking are all known to be beneficial for both our physical and mental health. The benefits of eating healthy food and avoiding unhealthy or toxic substances are clear. What is somewhat confusing for many of us, is How we implement change. How can transition from less active to more active, unhealthy to healthy weight, eliminate negative patterns and behaviors? How do we achieve these changes when we may be feeling fatigued or experiencing low-self-esteem? Or when the thought of putting on exercise clothes is simply too intimidating?
The process is different for everyone. Much of How we change depends upon where we are in the Transtheoretical Model of Change http://sphweb.bumc.bu.edu/otlt/MPH-Modules/SB/BehavioralChangeTheories/BehavioralChangeTheories6.html
After recognizing where we are in this process, we then can explore current health and wellness baselines. We would also be wise to review our health history, determine any potential health concerns or considerations Before implementing new behaviors. From there, We Really begin our journey.
Programs can be designed based on your personal needs and fitness level. I specialize in working with beginners or those who have been moderately active. I would love to hear from you and learn about your hopes for your personal wellness program.
Web-based programs are also available. Currently, most insurance does not cover wellness coaching for individuals. Many Helath Savings programs Do Cover Services and recognize the value of healthy behavior changes. Additionally, many corporate wellness plans and EAP programs often offer incentives for participation in wellness related activities and health promotion behaviors. Ask your employer or insurance provider for more information and corporate wellness coaching plans are available. Please contact me with questions or for more information on individual or group wellness programs.
Health and Wellness Coaching Common Topics of Focus
- Weight Management
- Stress Management
-Developing Healthy Coping Skills and Habits
- Stop Smoking
- Increase Activity
- Behavior Change
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