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Change is a process,
not an event.

Integrative Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. My “whole person approach” provides a structured, supportive partnership with my clients to assist them in reaching their goals in all areas of life. My clinical experience enables me to empower clients to move forward in their commitment to lifestyle changes as well as with decisions in their personal and professional lives. I encourage my clients to explore all attributes of health — physically, mentally and spiritually, bringing them together in balance for total health.

I will be there to support and encourage you as you learn how to use your personal values and purpose to support day-to-day behavior changes. We will then work together on ways to implement and sustain behavior and lifestyles changes that supports an attitude conducive to optimum health and well being.

You have the Power, Control and Choice

I often have clients who encounter great obstacles in changing their lifestyle. Many are in denial about their health risks. They claim they don’t have the energy to make changes, or that other people sabotage them in their efforts to change.

The fact is: if you don’t change your life, your life will change you, in the most regrettable ways.

You have a choice. You do not have to hold the belief that as you get older, you will enter a phase of inevitable deterioration. It’s never too late to make changes in your life, if you take it one step at a time.

You have the power to take ownership for the decisions you make regarding smoking, eating junk food, drinking excess alcohol and not exercising. This is in addition to how you choose to handle the stress in your life which can directly increase your risk of disease, not to mention the impact on your productivity.

You have control to change your life style and position yourself in a total well-being direction.

Whatever your challenges are, I will listen and together we will put together a plan with your specific goals in mind.
Areas we will explore…

  • Mindfulness
  • How to reduce stress and release emotional conflict
  • How to increase your joy and self-love
  • Eating well
  • Enjoyment of exercise
  • Adherence to your prescribed medical regime
  • More productivity at work and at home

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Medical research is bringing us closer to identifying genetic susceptibilities for disease, while our population achieves an ever increasing life span in an increasingly fast-paced, demanding technological society. Given these realities, the need to develop comprehensive and dynamically responsive health care plans for optimal well-being, with a full range of healing resources, becomes increasingly apparent.

For this reason, we focus on assisting you in the creation of personalized health plans that are as responsive to your initial concerns as they are to your changing health needs.

We divide our individualized recommendations into nine key health and wellness areas:

Color and Its Meaning

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a pivotal concept that embodies awareness of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Self-awareness enables you to recognize symptoms as they emerge, when they are most readily treatable.

Self-care: You are encouraged to explore how the dynamic interplay of the self-care concept resonates in all aspects of health and wellness, and to develop proactive strategies to improve or maintain your health.

Professional Care: Recognizing symptoms early is key to diagnosing health problems when they are most treatable, and awareness of the need for professional care is an integral component of the integrative approach to medicine.

Self-Care

Mind-Body Connection: State of mind has a tremendous impact on how a body responds to stress—whether it reacts in ways that harm health or ways that protect. Breathing techniques, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery can be used to activate the body’s relaxation response and to reduce stress.

Movement & Exercise: Very few people really exercise despite the fact that the human body is designed to be in motion. A mere 20 minutes of physical activity a day will help to prevent a very large number of common diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.

Nutrition: A healthy diet will both feed and protect you from many illnesses, while a poorly balanced diet will make you vulnerable to substances that compromise health. We encourage you to choose foods that will protect, for example, those containing Omega-3 fatty acids, rather than those that put your health at risk.

Personal Growth & Spirituality: Spirituality is the capacity for you to see purpose and meaning in life in something larger than you. Self-awareness of this kind can have very positive beneficial effects on health and well-being.

Physical Environment: Every aspect of a physical environment can influence well-being. By paying attention to senses such as light, noise, color and odors, you can create environments that nurture.

Relationships: Positive social relationships and support are a key to well-being. The quality of relationships is very important, and you should be selective, spending more time with people who give you energy and less with those who drain you.

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Professional Care

Pharmaceuticals & Supplements: Before taking pharmaceuticals or supplements, it is important to learn about them—why you need them, how they can help you, and what the side effects are. Medication may be prescribed by your health provider and provided by a pharmacist.

Preventive Medicine: Prevention is always preferred to treating a disease, and there are many tests that can help you identify your risk for disease and give you information that can help protect you from illness.

Conventional & CAM Treatments: Alternative approaches, such as massage, osteopathy, acupuncture and hypnosis, can often help when conventional medicine cannot. The key lies in the appropriate integration of all effective therapies.

Here are just a few examples of topics that you might discuss during our sessions…

  • Optimal Health
  • Staying Healthy
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Preparing for surgery
  • Recovering from surgery
  • Stress Reduction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Weight Loss
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • High Cholesterol
  • Chronic Pain And more!

Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.

Could one conversation change your life?
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