What is a Holistic Health Coach anyway?
Have you heard the term “health coach” and wondered, "What is a Health Coach?" You are not alone. The new career field is popping up in nutritional circles, appearing in magazine articles and on TV more and more frequently. However, I still often find when I tell someone that I’m a health coach, they have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about. Health and wellness coaches are on the rise and being included as a viable team member in doctor’s offices, spas, gyms and private practices all over the country. They often offer services and fill gaps that doctors, nutritionists and dietitians don’t have the time or resources to fill, or even proper training, as health and wellness coaches view all dimensions of a person, including spiritual wellness.
On the cutting edge of a health revolution! Chronic diseases are the epidemic of our generation and people desperately need nutrition and lifestyle guidance to find their way back to holistic health. That's where the Health Coach comes in. As more and more awareness is given to preventative care, health coaching is seen as a vital aspect of creating healthy lifestyle changes. Health Coaches are becoming recognized as essential and integral parts of people's health and wellness paradigms. Not only is there a collective shift to live healthier lives, people are finding that helping others become healthier makes their lives better too. I have indeed found this to be true for me.
Sarah's received her BA in Contemporary and Alternative Health, which equipped her with a solid foundation to help her clients meet their health and wellness needs and goals. While studying, Sarah learned about the SPECIES model of health and wellness (or sometimes referred to as the Wellness Tree). This model breaks the human health paradigm down into seven dimensions of wellness for:
Why would someone need a Health Coach?
What is the difference then, between a Health Coach and a Life Coach?
Where a Health Coach would help a client look at, measure, and set goals in all the dimensions of wellness, a Life Coach usually tends to focus more closely on career (occupational) goals and helping to create overall beneficial behavioral changes in relationships of any kind. According to WebMD, Life Coaches are:
Holistic Health & Transformational Life Coaching Options
Pay per session.........................$55/hour
1 month Intensive Program.......$265
6 month Extended Program......$175/month