Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Holistic Health Coach?
Health coaching is a method of guiding others to address their health and, if need be, make behavioral changes to improve health. Like traditional coaching, health coaches utilize goal setting, identification of obstacles, and use of personal support systems. The relationship between the coach and client is an accountability partnership focused on the overall health outcome goals as defined by healthcare practitioners and the patient/client.
A holistic health coach goes a step further in looking at the health of the whole person including mind, body and spirit with an emphasis on nutrition.
What’s the difference between a Holistic Health Coach and a licensed nutritionist or dietician?
Nutritionists and dietitians are trained and licensed to assess your nutritional needs. They provide goals and counseling specific to health and disease where plans are typically determined by their findings, not yours.
The word “holistic” implies that the whole system is taken into consideration as opposed to the individual parts. A holistic health coach helps to evaluate areas of health and wellbeing in all areas of your life, not just nutrition, and guides you step-by-step along a course of action that works for you. As coaches, we provide tools, resources, and information that teach you how various foods work in your body and how to integrate them into your daily routine, as opposed to following a set plan. The programs that we offer go far beyond nutrition. We address cravings, help remove denial, and improve other areas so we can adequately feed our mind, body, and spirit.
What are some of the results I can expect?
Reported results have been described under the following categories of Lifestyle, Mind and Body.
- Cooking tips to avoid food allergies and intolerances
- Innovative and simple solutions for your busy lifestyle
- Improved work and personal balance
- Increased productivity and efficiency
- Improved time management skills
- Ability to sort through the confusion relating to food, diet and supplementation
- Tools to shop for and prepare a nutritionally balanced whole foods based diet
- Tools to eat well while traveling and dining out
- Reduce stress, anxiety and mood swings
- Enhance mental clarity and focus
- Enhance creativity and intuition
- Overall better health and general sense of well-being
- Resolutions of concerns specific to you and your body
- Strong immune defense
- Increased energy, stamina and vitality
- Reduce cravings (sugar, caffeine, nicotine)
- Attainment of ideal weight
- Improved skin, sleep and digestion
- More graceful aging
When should I see those results?
This will vary depending on the program, length of time we work together, and personal efforts within your journey. We’ve seen results as early as just a few weeks but most significant changes tend to come within three to six months.
Where do we meet?
We all have busy lives and because we work with clients all over the country the vast majority of our clients prefer to work with us via Skype of over the phone for our individual coaching sessions. This reduces travel time and associated expenses. We do work with clients locally but if you are located out of the area we mail out materials, email forms and session notes that will be used to reinforce the strategies you choose to put in place.
What types of payment do you accept?
Credit cards, personal checks or PayPal are all acceptable options through our website or at our office. There are several payment plan options including a discount for programs that are paid in full.
How do I get started? (this links back to the contact page “could one conversation change your life” with a click here button at the bottom.
We invite you to an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and goals, your history and what you have always imagined for your life. This session is a great way for you to get a feel for how we work with clients and to see if we are a good match. There is no obligation, but we welcome you to consider that this conversation may be a turning point in your life.
Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and let’s see if we can help. Consultations are 30 minutes and can be in person or via phone/ Skype. (link to email at Contactus@helioshealthandwellness.com )