I very much appreciate and value Heather’s coaching skills and coaching style. She is fully present, listens deeply, and asks key questions that keep me focused and moving forward. Thank you, Heather!
— Marsha S.

What We Can Help with

What do you need to change in your life to live a more healthy, balanced life? At Halsa, an Integrated Health Coach will work with you on your personal goals that may include one of the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Smoking cessation
  • Career change
  • Personal development/ growth
  • Improved communication and strengthened relationships
  • Rearranging your environment at work/home
  • Finding balance with all of the competing priorities in your life (family, career, exercise, health, sleep, etc.)
  • Eating more nutritious foods
  • Establishing/ strengthening a mind-body connection
  • Incorporating more spiritual practices in your life

What is Integrative Health Coaching? 

 

Integrative Health Coaches create dynamic partnerships with those who wish to adopt lifestyle changes that will help them reach their short- and long-term goals for satisfying and healthy lives.

Specifically, an Integrative Health Coach will:

  • Work with your comprehensive vision of health, taking time to listen to your concerns, values, and goals.
  • Empower you to identify options as well as obstacles to change.
  • Enable you to create and sustain lifestyle changes by developing specific goals connected to your health vision, and partnering with you to take consistent, realistic steps to reach your goals over time.
  • Hold you accountable for your commitments, and help you identify lessons learned from whatever outcomes occur.
  • Provide additional resources for making healthy behavior change.                

The coaching process

The process of change is not just a matter of deciding on a destination, but mapping out how to get there. The Integrative Health Coach helps you plan for small, specific steps that are refined after exploring your busy days, and challenges that are likely to come up. Going slowly, implementing change one solution at a time, enables you to move from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed to sustainable, measurable progress in attaining your goals.

This process is based on the neuroscience of change and theories of change models, and has been tested and proven effective in Duke’s research studies of Integrative Health Coaching. The coaching process is supported by a productive partnership between the coach and the client, as well as the coach’s effective use of coaching skills such as other-focused listening, reflections, and open-inquiry.