What does holistic mean? And what the heck is a Health Coach? As a Holistic Health Coach, I am asked this question all the time. Holistic doesn’t mean I am a nature loving hippie who wants peace. I do love nature, but it’s not running through the woods naked kind of love. Holistic is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
True health is about more than diet and exercise. It requires balancing all the different aspects of your life to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Simply put, what a Health Coach does for you is to work with you to support you in achieving your health goals. The word “holistic” scares people away sometimes. All it means is treating the body/mind/spirit as a whole, rather than separate parts. Think about this: We all know people who eat the perfect “diet”, yet they are still unhealthy, unhappy, or searching for something to complete them. A holistic approach would take all of the client’s life into account in order to help them attain the goals they see for themselves. A holistic health coach is a nutritionist, therapist, and life coach all wrapped up in one.
Being healthy is how you approach your daily activities, your outlook on life, and overall well-being. It’s about having the knowledge to make your own decisions regarding your health, fitness, and wellness. Working with a Health Coach is a partnership. A Health Coach does not do the work for you or hand you a meal plan. A Health Coach does help you create new lifestyle choices that fit your unique life. Want to know why all those diets that you tried before never worked, or only for a short time? That’s because it was not designed for your individual life and needs. By entering in a partnership that helps you stay accountable, keeping you on track and looking forward, the possibilities are endless.
Let’s get holistic with your health! Are these areas of your life balanced?
RELATIONSHIPS – Nurture and uplift you.
CAREER – Motivates ou and inspires a higher purpose.
HEALTHY FOOD – Energizes and fuels your body
FUN FITNESS – Keep your body active and strong
SPIRITUALITY – Soothes and comforts your soul
HOME ENVIRONMENT – Relaxes and welcomes you.
If these main sections of your life are not what is described, what could you do to create a more ideal lifestyle? Do you have any tips for fellow readers? Comment below or post on FACEBOOK.