What is functional medicine health coaching?
Let’s start with the first part - functional medicine. If you think for a moment about plants - plants in your garden , around the home, on your walk to work - they all have unique environments needed in order to thrive. Different light needs, different preferred temperatures, different soil compositions. We, as humans, are very similar. We each thrive differently with a unique combination of food, movement, sleep, relaxation, and relationships. And that’s how functional medicine works. We begin knowing you have everything you need inside of you to heal, and then we craft an artisan lifestyle for you to live into that full, whole, vibrant place.
Coaching, on the other hand, is working in tandem with a healer who creates space for people to freely and openly see themselves, working towards realistic goals crafted specifically for you. The coach’s role is not to “fix” you, but is to call out and up the strengths within you, invite your inner healer to the table, and to foster an environment for you to take back the agency in your own life.
Together, a functional medicine health coach is someone who uses the tools of food, movement, sleep, relaxation, and relationships along with questions, reflections, and encouragement to help you move towards health and wholeness. It’s a process that is about your journey, your ideas, your dreams and visions for your life, and a coach is there to partner with you in the process of uncovering the path.
Who is health coaching for?
Anyone suffering or stuck with a health or wellness challenge.
Anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.
For someone who might feel lost in modern processes of medicine.
Anyone who knows what they need to do but is having a difficult time doing it.
A person who is seeing a doctor for labs and test results, but their symptoms, emotions, and feelings are being left out of the picture.
For someone who wants to feel better, have more energy, and wants to show up fully for their lives.
Individuals curious about how they were created, the power of their body, their mind, and positive emotions.
Those of you who want encouragement, understanding, undivided attention and guidance on your healing journey.
Who is health coaching NOT for?
Someone looking for a therapist, doctor, nutritionist, or pastor.
Those unwilling to make any changes to their current lifestyle.
Someone unwilling to learn or at least entertain new ideas.
People unwilling to grow, expand, and care for themselves.
What happens because of health coaching?
Together, we can achieve the fullest, vibrant, most whole version of you. We can address symptoms and underlying causes of pain, discomfort, and lack of energy. We will craft unique goals and take action steps towards them. We’ll identify key motivators and we will get you out of the stuck place. We’ll set you on a path to long term health, one that is sustainable and personal, and one that invites others into the beauty of health and wholeness.
The Coaching Plans
The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.
Changing old patterns is difficult, slow work. I coach every one of my clients through those grips deep within us -- fear, overwhelm, and self-doubt -- to find lasting health. Your body is unique and different, therefore your goals and results will be different. If you are looking for a quick and easy fix and you're not interested in doing the hard work of healing, please look elsewhere. I can guide you along your path to health and wholeness as much as you are willing to show up. Beauty happens when vulnerabilty, courage, and support converge. This, friends, is what health coaching is all about.