Exciting news! If you skipped ahead to the end, you may have noticed there’s a new web address at the bottom of this post. This is my new project where I’ve finally brought all of my work together under one (figurative) roof. Even though it’s still a work in progress, I was too excited to wait to tell you all! As most of you know, I’ve been training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach. I went into this saying to myself, “I couldn’t actually BE a health coach, I just want the nutrition info to pass along to my yoga and bodywork clients.” Gradually, though, I began to see how I could integrate health coaching into the bodywork, infusing conversations about food with deep healing work to address issues such as disordered eating, distorted body image, and negative patterns associated with nourishing ourselves.
About now you may be asking, “What exactly IS a health coach, and why might I need one?”
To illustrate, a story: I have a dear friend who has been my biggest support through this program. When I was in the deepest mud and muck, questioning my worth, abilities, and place in the world (you know the little things), she laced up her boots and trudged in after me, grabbed my hand, and helped me find a way out. In other words, she’s there telling me how much I rock. That’s a health coach. Not someone who will give you a list of foods to eat and send you on your way, but someone who’s in the trenches with you every step of the way.
So what are you telling yourself you could “never” do? What’s holding you back from reaching your goals, living your dream life, and fulfilling your deepest desires for yourself? What do you not dare to say out loud for fear of being unable to accomplish it?
Maybe you’re caught in a cycle of addiction. Maybe every meal is a battle with yourself because your body is telling you one thing, but your head keeps getting in the way, telling you that you don’t deserve to eat because you haven’t worked out today. Maybe you’re feeling stuck in a job or a relationship that’s not feeding your soul. Maybe you want to start your own business but are afraid of taking those first steps. As a health coach, just like my friend did for me, I’ll be there to pull on my boots (I have some really cute Doc Martens), traipse through the mud, take you by the hand, and find a way out together, all along telling you how much you rock! Sound good?
If so, let’s set up a free initial consultation to give you the opportunity to talk about your dreams, your goals, and how we can work together to help you heal, grow, and get free. The best part is that we can work together in person, on the phone,or via Skype, so this is open to EVERYONE! Email me to set up your free session at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get started. I’ve you’ve been following this blog, make your way over to my NEW website/blog and be sure to bookmark it. This one will eventually link to the new one…as soon as I figure out how to do that.
Health Coach + Bodyworker + Soul Rebel
Founder of Wild Grace