I have been listening to the Evolution of Medicine Online Summit today where my thoughts have been with the idea of holistic health coaching and one of today’s speakers was the Food Babe which has inspired these thoughts. I have heard of The Food Babe, however, I have never listened to her speak! Her name is Vani Hari and she is one passionate young women! Really articulate, passionate and committed to a healthier world!
We actually have lots in common, which I found really interesting because it has been a common theme throughout the Evolution of Medicine Summit. Many of the speakers so far have had their own health challenges and for this reason, they found their own way to the business of helping people with health.
It is exactly why I am in the health coaching/writing/blogging field! Most of my life I have not felt well until the last couple of years! You know, autoimmune issues, weight issues, low energy, and so on, yet to the outside world, I looked perfectly fine! Maybe a 100 pounds overweight, bloated up from the wheat and grains yet most would think there was nothing wrong with my health.
This is how I found Holistic Health Coaching, Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, Wellness Coaching to help people not have to go through some of the challenges I went through. Today I just want to share a bit of information on what Holistic Health Medicine is because it seems to be the right time for the information!
As The Food Babes session was coming to an end she spoke about her meaning of The Evolution of Medicine as it rhymes with revolution. Vani feels that is it time for you and me to evolve our own health, take control of our bodies, minds, and spirit, the food we eat, the exercise we do! It’s time to stop outsourcing your life – stop outsourcing what you eat and your very health to a system that is not serving you any longer!
Holistic Health Coaching – Part of the Revolution?
Holistic health coaching does not just focus on the disease, injury, ailment, or overall problem, but instead focuses on the person as a whole—mind, body, and soul.
Holistic coaching is a form of healing that takes the entire person into account. As a Holistic Health Coach, I believe my clients are creative, resourceful and whole. This is why I believe it is so valuable in our world today! To be seen as a whole person is very empowering!
The idea that all the elements of a human being must be considered in order to promote optimal health and wellness comes from holism. Holism is a philosophy that promotes the primary goal of ultimate health and wellness. Working in unison with conventional medicine, holistic coaching is designed to incorporate various forms of “coaching strategies” to reach its aims.
The Holistic Health Coaching option is one that promotes healing by coaching the entirety of the person based on the principal that when one part of the person is ignored or out of balance, it causes the entire system to become imbalanced.
Holistic Health Coaching has a few main principles that make up the philosophy of it, including:
- Achieving Optimal Health: This is the main goal of holistic coaching is Optimal health, or when the person is doing well mentally, physically, and spiritually is the epitome of a success for the client.
- Love: Holistic Health coaches believe that love has monumental healing powers that can be used to help patients heal. Health coaches focus on interacting with their clients in a way that promotes kindness, grace, unconditional acceptance, and abounding spirit. They believe that love, like laughter, is one of the life’s most potent healers.
|“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~ Thomas Edison, 1902|
- Relationships: In our modern world, it’s easy for a person to become another number or a statistic. Holistic health coaching strives to treat every person as the unique individuals they are in order create close relationships.
Powerful, right? How have you connected with a Holistic Health Coach? Share your comments in the area below.
Let today be your day! Talk soon,
PS – The Evolution of Medicine Online Summit – Sept. 8-15, 2014 – Join the conversation Medicine is evolving to solve the modern epidemics of chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a range of autoimmune diseases. Our summit intends to not only shine a light on the work of those visionaries and innovators leading this evolution, but also set a unique vision for a more evolved healthcare system. This vision is patient-centric, empowered, proactive and participatory.