What Does a Health Coach Do?
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
- Albert Einstein
Health Coaches are not trained medical professionals (although they do work with health professionals). Rather, they are ‘Change Agents’, in that they are trained to coach individuals to develop good health intervention habits.
The role of any coach is to draw many seemingly disparate elements together. Coaching is about supporting, listening, and empowering. They also clarify, give you perspective, provide accountability, and encouragement. It is a fact that people who employ a health coach to improve or maintain their health are more successful than those who do not.
The Need for a Lifestyle Medicine Approach
Correct the cause and you will remedy the effect.
- Samael Aun Weor
According to the World Health Organisation, 80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented, primarily with improvements to diet and lifestyle.
Most medical students and doctors do not receive adequate training in even the basics of Lifestyle Medicine — nutrition and physical activity — yet we know that 85 percent of chronic disease today is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices in these and other areas.
A Lifestyle Medicine approach works because it addresses the underlying causes of disease rather than its symptoms.
ONLINE OR IN-PERSON
Join Peter for lifestyle medicine health coaching either online, or in-person. Self-referring individuals can book a session with Peter, join one of the Lifestyle Medicine workshops held throughout the year or book one of his online coaching plans.
If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.