While chatting with a friend and her daughter recently, it suddenly struck me perhaps they didn’t have a clear picture around “what I do” as a Health Coach or how I could help. This got me asking myself “Gosh what message have I given to “The Universe” (Universe - you, me, everyone else and beyond!) If I’ve been vague and unclear in the messages I’ve given out, how can I expect others to be clear about my purpose and what I do? The conversation had arisen from a discussion about a fabulous book I’d lent them. The comment “I’d never even thought about emotional eating or why we eat and stuff like that. Wow this is so powerful” got me thinking. How many people presume I’m the same as a nutritionist and how can I expect people to know the difference?
So here’s my focus:
So what’s the difference between a Health Coach and A Life Coach?
Short answer – they’re similar but specialise in different areas. A life coach helps clients achieve goals by working through problems and making decisions. Like health coaching, life coaching involves examining a client’s life right now to identify obstacles or challenges to living a fulfilled life and then choosing a course of action. Both professions hold the belief that the client already has many of the answers to their questions and simply needs guidance discovering those answers. However, while life coaches have general training in a wide variety of areas, Health Coaches receive intensive training and specialise in aspects of life that impact your health. A Health Coach focuses on nutrition, physical activity, relationships, lifestyle, and other elements of life that can impact markers of health such as stress, weight, and energy levels.
Some common areas where I might work with a client on include weight management, food cravings and intolerances, sleep, energy, stress management and digestive issues just to name a few.
What is it we're really searching for in the fridge or pantry? Are we physically hungry or trying to fill an empty void inside? Could it be that we’re lonely, sad, happy, unfulfilled, bored - there’s many more.
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