"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What is a Health Coach?

I'm often asked "What exactly is a Health Coach?" And "What exactly do you do?"  A Health Coach is a person who works with people that want to make a lifestyle change.  A Health Coach does not espouse a certain "diet" but rather works with an individual to find what protocol works best for them.  People often ask me if they can still eat this or that.  I work with them to find a balance in their diets but, more importantly, educate them on how to avoid harmful substances in foods.  The equation I use is this:
A - B = C
Healthy Foods - Harmful Substances = Improved Health
This equation deals with the "effects" of an individual's diet.  The "effects" is defined as a result in something or the result produced by an action.  Some examples of effects are:  excess weight, physical symptoms, lack of energy or lack of ambition or drive.

In addition to working with the effects, a Health Coach works with the individual to discover the underlying "cause(s)" of set behaviors.  Everything in the world operates from the LAW OF CAUSE & EFFECT.  In other words, if a person is overweight, a Health Coach will not only teach the individual how to eat healthy but will work in discovering WHY they are possibly stuffing their emotions with food.  It can be due to any number of reasons potentially stemming from incidents relating back to childhood.  Once the client is made aware of the causes of their behavior, the client can heal.
A + B + C = D
Causes + Causes + Causes = Effects
A Health Coaching program is unique because the client's life will change in every aspect.  Once one's eyes are open and made aware, there is no turning back.  Clients who lose weight keep it off.  Clients who gain energy and momentum, keep it.  A Health Coach empowers an individual to take back control of their life and move forward.  Are you ready to have the life you always wanted?

Christine Segal has a Master’s Degree in Education.  She is also a Certified Vision Board Coach having studied with Joyce Schwartz, author of “The Vision Board.”  Christine is currently attending Integrative Nutrition in NYC.  Visit her website at:  www.innerbeautyworkshops.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Beauty-Workshops-LLC/159861324045704?ref=tn_tnmn

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