An Integrative Health Matters Health Coach is similar to a “personal trainer,” but an integrative Health Coach explores, guides and mentors a patient as a whole person – not dealing with the physical only. A Health Coach encourages you and holds you accountable as you work to achieve your own best health vision – identifying obstacles, developing strategies for success and providing additional resources and support.
Health and wellness coaches work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to develop and achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Coaches support clients in mobilizing internal strengths and external resources, and in developing self-management strategies for making sustainable, healthy lifestyle, behavior changes. While health and wellness coaches per se do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments, or provide psychological therapeutic interventions, they may provide expert guidance in areas in which they hold active, nationally recognized credentials, and may offer resources from nationally recognized authorities.
As partners and facilitators, health and wellness coaches support their clients in achieving health goals and behavioral change based on their clients’ own goals and consistent with treatment plans as prescribed by individual clients’ professional health care providers. Coaches assist clients to use their insight, personal strengths and resources, goal setting, action steps and accountability toward healthy lifestyle change.
adapted from NCCHWC Health & Wellness Coach Scope of Practice – February 1, 2017
Initial consultation appointment
Follow up appointments