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Holistic Health Coaching

Holistic Health Coaching
What is Holistic Health Coaching?
Holistic health coaching has become increasingly popular in recent years as people look for a more personalised approach to achieving their health and wellness goals. Contrary to traditional health coaching, it takes a whole-person approach to health and wellness, focusing not just on the physical body, but also on the mind, emotions, and spirit compared to traditional healthcare which often focuses on treating symptoms. It involves working with a trained professional who works with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your specific needs, including nutrition, lifestyle, self-care, mindfulness, and the mind-body connection. As such, your coach can provide recommendations about how specific foods or supplements can support your health. This can lead to a greater sense of empowerment and ownership over one's health and wellness.

Holistic health recognises that the whole body functions together and nothing operates alone. Symptoms occurring in one part of the body can be the result of an imbalance rooted somewhere else in the body. Whereby conventional medicine breaks up the body into different parts and will refer you to specialists that only address that one area, a holistic health coach understands how different systems of the body affect and work with each other.

How does a Holistic Health Coach address lifestyle factors such as sleep, exercise, and stress management?
Holistic health coaches address lifestyle factors such as sleep, exercise, and stress management by working with you to develop a plan that takes into account your unique needs. This may include developing a sleep routine, creating an exercise plan, and developing strategies for managing stress. Holistic health coaches may also recommend complementary therapies, such as mindfulness or meditation, to support overall health and well-being.

What is the importance of the mind-body connection in Holistic Health Coaching?
The mind-body connection is an important aspect of holistic health coaching. Holistic health coaches work with you to identify the ways in which your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs impact their physical health. They also help you develop strategies for improving the mind-body connection, such as mindfulness and meditation practices.

As such, Mindfulness is a key component of holistic health coaching. It involves paying attention to the present moment, without judgement, and being aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Practising mindfulness can help you manage stress, improve mental and emotional well-being, and increase self-awareness.

A holistic health coach may teach mindfulness techniques to you, such as breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga. By incorporating mindfulness practices into daily routines, you may experience a reduction in stress and anxiety, improved sleep quality, and increased focus and clarity.

Holistic health coaching is a comprehensive approach that emphasises the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. One key aspect of this approach is understanding the reverse relationship between the body and mind, which suggests that the state of the body can have a significant impact on mental health and cognition. For instance, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and gut health all play a crucial role in regulating mood and cognitive function. Eating a balanced diet that provides essential nutrients and avoiding processed foods can help maintain stable blood sugar levels, which can improve mental clarity and energy. Additionally, quality sleep and regular exercise can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Furthermore, an imbalance in the gut microbiome has been linked to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. As such, addressing imbalances in the gut through dietary and lifestyle changes can improve overall mental and physical health. Holistic health coaching takes a whole-person approach to wellness, addressing all aspects of health to promote optimal well-being.

What Is the Accountability Aspect of Holistic Health Coaching?
Accountability is a crucial component of holistic health coaching. A holistic health coach will help clients set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. By setting SMART goals, clients are more likely to stay focused and motivated.

The coach may also use tools such as progress tracking and check-ins to help clients stay accountable to their goals. By regularly reviewing progress and making adjustments as needed, clients can stay on track and achieve success. The coach will also provide support and encouragement throughout the process, helping you to stay motivated and accountable.

Choosing a practitioner
In Australia, the practice of holistic coaching is not currently regulated by the government. However, there are several professional associations for holistic coaches that offer accreditation and certification programs. This can aid your search for a Holistic Coach by ensuring they have the right certifications. You can source more information from:
  • Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association is a credible website that partners with the government to provide health and wellness coaches, but do not necessarily have a holistic approach.
  • Bodhi Holistic Hub provides a few options for Holistic Health Coaches, all carefully vetted and verified, giving you peace of mind you’ll be in good hands. 

Our bodies and each item within should be treated as a whole, not as collections of its parts. Holistic Health addresses the mind, body and spirit. It searches for the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than simply covering them up with medications…and it allows you to BE HEALTH

Michele Adams

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