The Wellness Coaching Process
We can break it down into set of simple question to ask yourself:
- Where have you been and where do you find yourself today?
We start with were you are today through a coach-facilitated, self-awareness process that will allow you to better know your journey with respect to your health and physical, mentally, and spiritually aspects of your well-being.
2.Where do you see yourself in the future? What is your ‘Life Vision’?
Guided by your values, strengths and purpose or meaning in life, you will develop, with my help, a vision statement and an ‘infographic’, an avatar, or a vision board of your life that you want to live.
- How do I get there? Don’t I need a map for this journey?
The map to realize your vision, starts with where you are today and ends with either replacing old lifestyle behavior that are not working for you, with a new planned behavior or adopting a new behavior. Again, you with my help will develop and implement a ‘Wellness Plan’, one step at a time. The Plan is action oriented with accountable steps to achieve each goal. This plan can be as simple or as complex as need be, but will focus on one or two goals at a time. Where you start is determine by your self-assessment of your willingness to change the lifestyle behaviors that you have identified in your plan. You should first address the one or two that your find that you are most willing to change. Through this change process, as your coach, I will be by your side to give you support when you need it to the the hard work it takes to make the changes that you want to make, but you will reach out to family and friends to establish a support network for your and you will learn to be accountable to yourself with the help of others.
- How long will this process take?
The time element is dependent on numerous factors with the individual being the key factor. Typically, replacing an old behavior with a new behavior takes time, on the order of three to five months, while adopting a new behavior may only take a few weeks. With regards to both situations, relapse can be part of the process of change, especially with replacing old behaviors and you must be prepared with a relapse plan to maintain a vigilance to deal with people, places, and things that provide cues for the old behavior. In the event that one relapse there is always the option of starting over. It is time to reflect on finding motivation that works.
You may not be the first to know it when you get there. Many times others a first to see the change in you before you do!