An Overview – Health Coaching and Mentorship
Health coaching is the use of evidence-based skilful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in health behaviour change. Health coaches are certified or credentialed to safely guide clients and patients who may have chronic conditions or those at moderate to high risk for chronic conditions.
Health coaching is based on evidence-based clinical interventions such as motivational interviewing to facilitate behaviour change, the trans theoretical model of change, goal setting, active listening, aggregation and trending of health outcome metrics, and prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define wellness as “the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about life”. Wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behaviour change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. Wellness coaching draws on the principles from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry, and the practices of motivational interviewing and goal setting.
Health coaches are not licensed to prescribe diets. In the US Dieticians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Minimum requirement is a BSc Hons in Dietetics, or a related science degree with a postgraduate diploma or higher degree in Dietetics.
In 13 US states, it is illegal to perform individualised nutrition counselling unless licensed or exempt. Effectively only RDs are eligible for licensure. However, around the world legislation varies depending upon the country.
Health Coaching and Mentorship Lead Body
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At Health Creation we are dedicated to making health and not illness the norm. We want to shift the focus in society from passive health care to proactive health creation by mobilising people into a positive, responsible and fully-engaged relationship with their own health and wellbeing .
Health Creation – Our Vision
Our purpose is to motivate and guide healthy change before illness develops. We work at a personal and an organizational level to bring about sustainable change in the health-defining behaviour of individuals, and the health-defining culture of organisations.Through our unique assessment tool, the Picture of Health we make visible the underlying factors which are disrupting health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace, and the health, happiness and performance of individuals.This shows us both visually and as a measurement known as the Life Energy Factor exactly where the weakness and strengths lie for individuals and in the workplace. With the ability to measure and analyse health and wellbeing comes the ability to manage this most vital core resource at the heart of human health and organisation success. With this enhanced clarity we then coach and mentor individuals and organisations to make bespoke Health and Wellbeing strategies which transform lives and bring renewed Life Energy, dynamism and greatly enhanced outcomes to organisations and people.
We are living in times of unprecedented levels of lifestyle illnesses which are ruining lives and costing business and taxpayers a fortune. We can prevent or reverse these illnesses through changing our personal lifestyle and organisational health culture.
Whether you get involved for yourself, for your workplace, or to help increase the positive wave of healthy change within society, please join us and help make this exciting vision a reality, enjoying the full potential living which is your birthright.