Do your patients struggle with healthy eating, high stress, finding time to exercise, and getting quality sleep?
Since over 85% of chronic illness can be prevented or remedied with lifestyle changes, it's important we help patients see how much they can control in their own lives.
But chances are, you don't have enough time to spend with each patient to help them make these changes.
And as you've probably seen yourself, research shows that simply instructing patients to behave differently rarely makes a difference.
There is a big difference between knowing you should be healthier and actually doing it - for all of us!
The key to lasting change is tapping into intrinsic motivation and individual strengths and helping people create routines that work in their busy lives.
As a Functional Medicine Health Coach, I work with patients to help create change that lasts. I focus on the lifestyle pillars of nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction and relationships to help people feel better, address chronic illness and rediscover vibrant health.
I work with your patients on a highly individualized journey that lends an empathetic ear and offers accountability and education.
I can work with you directly to facilitate care plans such as dietary changes or focusing on sleep. I can help a patient understand why it's important to make changes.
P.S. How about you? Could you use a partner in your own wellness? You're human too. Give me a shout if you'd like to explore health coaching for yourself.
Check out this research-based article from the Institute for Functional Medicine on how working with a health coach can help you, your patients and your practice.
When you're having trouble getting started -- or have gotten off track -- it's helpful to have a few simple but effective ways to regain control and take care of yourself.
Get these four quick and easy hacks that nourish and support your health. You'll be on your way to starting a couple new habits that are too easy to believe!