"little by little, one travels far" - J R Tolkien
About Health Coaching for Mums
Whether your goal is to have more energy, lose a few pounds, get (back) into a fitness regime or simply to feel more well, health coaches take the time to listen to your concerns, help you discover where and why you are struggling, and help you navigate the world of contradictory nutritional advice to figure out exactly what works for your body. All the while acknowledging your most important, all-consuming role in life as a mum and the often-accompanying feelings that there isn’t enough time or energy left to put into looking after yourself.
Health coaches don’t promote one specific type of diet, or one specific way of eating. They understand that everyone is unique and different and they help you experiment with finding what will work for you as an individual, and how to change up your diet and lifestyle as you work towards your own health goals – after all, your expectations for your own wellness may be very different than those of anyone else.
Health coaches can help you determine what healthy means to you and how you achieve it. By your side, they create a plan for living well - implementing small changes, little by little, at a pace that’s comfortable for you so you can meet all your goals. They work with you as a supportive mentor, motivating you to cultivate positive choices. Handing out fact sheets and handouts about what to do or not to do, or what to eat or not eat is not enough to change habits; a focus on altering habits and using behaviour change strategies is vital. Coaches support clients and encourage them to develop skills and confidence in their own innate ability to make healthful food and lifestyle choices for their body.
Most importantly, unlike quick-fix diets or exercise regimes, the changes made are sustainable over the long term.
About Coaching for Your Child- Raising Healthy Eaters
Using the principles of Health Coaching mentioned above, a coach will work with you to determine what you want for your child’s health, your biggest frustrations around feeding them, the challenges and barriers that you face and then together, create a plan of action. A coach will help you build confidence by taking realistic action and celebrating success, creating and sticking to long-lasting healthier habits for you and the whole family. They know the huge impact you can have in your child’s health and relationship with food and help empower you to set them up with healthy habits for life.
Perhaps most crucially, a coach will listen to your concerns without judgement, knowing the many challenges that present themselves when feeding your child (in my case a wilful and independent toddler!)
Health coaching is not a substitute for qualified medical care and is designed to complement qualified conventional and complementary medicine. I’m a certified health coach; I am not a doctor, dietician or nutritionist. Any information or guidance provided by me is intended to bring about positive change but should not be taken as medical advice. Any choices and changes made by you regarding your health remain your personal and legal responsibility.
You should contact your GP or healthcare professional on anything relating to your health and wellbeing that is concerning you.