Individualizing Wellness Through Coaching

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"Professional Coaching is an on going professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life." -International Coach Federation

"Wellness is the experience of living life with high levels of awareness, conscious choice, self-acceptance, interconnectedness, love, meaning and purpose. Wellness is the individual's life journey (and our society's larger task) of taking Abraham Maslow's concept of Self-Actualization and applying it to mind, body, spirit and our interconnectedness with other people and our environment." - Michael Arloski, Ph.D.PCC

Individualizing Wellness Through Coaching

It's a proven fact that it is much easier--and less expensive--to stay healthy than to get healthy. With that in mind, more and more organizations are looking for ways to keep employees, client or patients healthy--both mentally and physically. Well over 50% of diseases and illnesses, and 90% of injuries are caused by the risky behavior choices we make. These behaviors, therefore, are the primary drivers of poor health, and its negative personal and business consequences. The good news is that these behaviors can be prevented or improved. In fact, improvement in personal lifestyle offers the most viable opportunity to accomplish substantial and sustained improvement in overall health. That's why Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc. focuses on building a healthier people by improving lifestyle behaviors.

Health Professionals learn Wellness Coaching Communication Skills & Competencies:

  • Increase clear commmunication between staff
  • Reduce conflict and misunderstandings between staff and prevent mistakes
  • Increase positive communication between medical staff and family members
  • Assure that patients and family members understand medical directives
  • Empower & support clients to make the lifestyle changes needed for increased health

What Happens in the Wellness Coaching Relationship?

The coaching experience is much like climbing a mountain with an experienced guide. Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, they enable people to climb to new heights in places they may have never been before. The guide is an ally, a supporter, a source of feedback and a motivator who holds a person accountable to the task taken on. Together, they see the summit and experience increased health.

The Nature of Change

Too many people look for easy solutions in the wrong places. There are no magic pills, magic pins, or magic plans. People progress through the same stages of change whether they are overcoming problems with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or weight control. The result is that the principles that address one particular problem can be transferred to many other problems. Change does not depend on luck or willpower, it is a process that can be successfully managed once it is understood. Research demonstrates the value of modifying health interventions based on the individual's stage of readiness to change. Designed to include the stages of change model (Prochaska & DiClements, 1998), our Wellness Mapping 360 model helps participants move along the continuum of change from not thinking about change to taking action and maintaining change.

"If you can: create a climate where positive change can occur, maintain motivation, turn setbacks into progress, and make new beneficial habits to replace the ones eliminated, change will occur."

The Wellness Mapping 360º™ Model of Wellness & Health Coaching provides wellness programs and wellness professionals the road map and the tools needed to be more effective in what they already do.

"Change is a process, not an event" - James Prochaska

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