What is a health coach?
Do you ever collapse into bed exhausted then find you can’t switch off?
Do you ever wake up worrying about how to fit everything in that you’ve go to do?
Do you feel like you’re ‘just about’ holding it all together in public but in private are struggling?
This was my life a couple of years ago. I had a lot on my plate. I didn’t see it at the time though. I was in survival mode, running – often literally- from one thing to the next.
Health coaching was my saviour.
A few years ago I had a series of minor illnesses. I didn’t seem to be able to fight them off and I found myself in my doctor’s office.
The blood tests all came back clear the doctor said, “Tell me about your life.”
Listening without Judgement
At first, I was stumped, but as I started to speak, I heard myself for the first time speaking out loud the reality of my responsibilities. It sounded ridiculous. She truly listened without judgement and then said, “It sounds like you’re doing too much. What one thing could you change to make life more manageable?”
She listened, we talked and came up with some ideas. The whole conversation took no more than 10 minutes. It was so obvious as to why I kept getting sick, couldn’t sleep properly and felt stressed often. I felt enormous shame and embarrassment. I apologised for wasting her time. She simply replied, “You haven’t wasted my time, you would do the same for me if I were in your shoes wouldn’t you?”
What an incredible woman.
It was the first time in such a long time that I had felt seen and heard. This is what a health coach can do for you.
Change and Asking for Help
After this life-changing conversation, I reached out to an amazing coach who helped me to reorganise my life. You see, I learned along the way that self-care is not selfish. It makes me a better person for my clients, my colleagues, my family and friends. If you’re in a similar situation, coaching will help you to make the changes you want to:
Put boundaries in place -learn to trust your intuition and say ‘no’ when you need to
Make time to stop to nurture your body with real food
Get moving doing something that you absolutely love
Create some head space and time for yourself
When I’m looking after myself properly, I’m calmer, more present and less stressed. And you can be too.
I know it’s possible for you to take back control and put yourself in the picture because I did it with the help of a coach. And you can too. Fast forward two years and I have retrained as a functional health coach and I want to be of service to other women in a similar situation.
Discover how health coaching works – Work with Me
“You were the first person to really listen to me and give me permission not to do the business. I don’t think I would have lost the weight if I’d stayed doing it. If you’d have told me three months ago that I would lose two stone and be starting a whole new career, I never would have believed you. I can’t quite believe it! I feel like I can face the future now.”
Emma F, 50, Cheshire – Read more of Emma’s story
Why should you trust me?
A bit more about my background…
For over ten years I have run my own business, Peacebuilders. At the heart of this work is a passion to help people resolve conflict and communicate well. I’ve worked as an independent mediator, facilitating difficult conversations. And I’ve delivered many training courses, equipping people with the skills to have those conversations well.
In the end it’s all about supporting people to get ‘unstuck’. To change behaviours that have become unconscious. Now I’m using these skills to help women like you to take back control. To put yourself back in the picture.
I live in Manchester in the UK with my husband and our two young children. I love walking in the hills, practicing centering prayer and meditation, growing stuff on our allotment and being a student of a ‘Lishi’ a Chinese martial arts practice. I became a certified functional health coach after a year-long training course with the Adapt Academy. I’m hooked on coaching because of the transformations I see in myself and my clients!
Read more>> What my Clients say
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