Holistic health coaching is a newer kind of service in which a health coach helps you reach your health goals. You may wonder what the difference is between a doctor’s appointment and an appointment with a holistic health coach.
Let’s talk about what holistic health coaching is, how it differs from a regular medical checkup, and where you can go to find personalized health coaching in a holistic way.
What Is Holistic Health Coaching?
A holistic health coach will help you look at the impacts of all aspects of your lifestyle on your health, and how you can improve. These areas often include one or more of the following:
- Physical activity
- Gut health
- Sleep patterns
- Lifestyle (such as if you smoke and drink)
- Emotional health
Once your holistic health coach helps you identify areas where you’d like to improve your health, they will help you to make reachable goals. Most importantly, they will help motivate you to work towards achieving these goals.
How Holistic Health Coaching Differs from a Doctor’s Appointment
Due to the nature of our healthcare system, doctors often do not have time to spend during the appointment teaching you how you can make simple but beneficial changes to your lifestyle. Most patients only see their doctors once a year, so there isn’t a very strong doctor-patient relationship.
Holistic Health Coaching
In holistic health coaching, the first appointment may resemble a doctor’s appointment. Your coach will conduct a full assessment of your physical, mental, and social health.
Then, they will discuss aspects of your health that are out of balance and that you may want to change. You may even have a specific health goal in mind, such as a target weight, more energy, better sleep, or an improvement in an underlying health condition.
Once you’ve identified some goals, your coach will write up a health plan for you to follow. They will then actually check in on you periodically (unlike most doctors do)to help you stay motivated to achieve your goals.
They will contact you in your preferred method, whether by text, phone call, or email, to hear any concerns you may be having – or simply to give you a motivational push, and to remind you how far you’ve come. Your holistic health coach is there for you to provide support throughout your health journey.
Holistic Health Coaching in Southwestern Utah
Whereas your doctor will tell you the standard health goals you need to meet, a holistic health coach will give you a plan – and help motivate you to reach your goals.
If you would like to find out how you could benefit from a holistic health coach, schedule a free initial consultation with our certified health coach at Fusion Specialty Pharmacy. Call us today at (888) 963-9923, or book an appointment online now.
We have locations in Santa Clara and St. George, Utah, and we serve clients in many states across the country. We are dedicated to helping you meet your health goals and feel better in all aspects of your life!