What Is Integrative Health Coaching
Listen to Psychologist and Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program medical expert Matthew Clark, Ph. D., L.P
People usually begin wellness programs to lose weight – but according to the study’s lead author, what often begins as a short-term goal evolves into clinically meaningful improvements such as stress reduction, sleep improvement, increased spiritual connection, and quality of life that is sustained long after the wellness program has been completed.
What is Integrative Health Coaching?
Are there health behavior changes that you’ve wanted to make but either haven’t known how or haven’t been successful in the past? Has a new health concern arisen that you want to pay particular attention to?
Health coaching effectively motivates and supports health behavior change through a structured partnership between the client and coach. A coach is like a “personal trainer” except the focus will be on your whole self. The coach helps the client develop and realize their optimal health vision through inquiry, personal discovery, and accountability.
Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) empowers you to make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong well-being. It can also bridge the gap between medical recommendations and your abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into your complex life. It places the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person's health. This “whole-person” approach makes it possible to address underlying factors that influence one's health, rather than just treating the symptoms of a health condition.