Reach Your Goals With The Help Of A Wellness Coach

“Your health is your greatest asset and the most valuable investment you can make.”

Health coaching, let’s start with a bit of history. The term “Coach” came about in 1830. Oxford University put forth the meaning as slang for a tutor. Well, the term stuck. Over time, the meaning evolved and matured into what it is today.

Professional coaching showed up over 25 years ago. It focused on life, business, and academic coaching. It was not until the 1990s that health coaching began to spark some interest. It has been on the rise, and in the last five years, it has skyrocketed. According to Procedure Research, the health coaching market was valued at $13.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to be worth around $27.8 billion by 2030.

This rise in health and wellness coaching is due to a growing awareness of disease prevention and self-care. People see the outcomes of unhealthy lifestyles. In the past two years, COVID put the icing on the cake and highlighted the unwanted consequences of bad habits. Those with preexisting conditions, like obesity, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes, are the most vulnerable to the virus. Many of these are lifestyle-related diseases best managed through healthy lifestyle choices.

Now more than ever, people see the value of their health and want to take control of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This changing desire for holistic self-care and preventative medicine makes it the first time in history that being in control of your health and making daily health investments are poised to be dominant social themes in the years to come.

Unfortunately, making a sustainable lifestyle change is hard. Even though we know the severe risk of unhealthy choices, bad habits, and quick fixes, many people struggle. They are not confident in making the right daily choices or may not have the tools and resources required to accomplish their health goals.

Achieving results takes commitment and consistency over time if you want to lose that extra 30lbs. People are looking for support, encouragement, and motivation to make these changes for good. Therefore, working with a health and wellness coach can be ideal and an incredible partnership that helps you achieve a higher level of health and well-being.

“Coaching is a vehicle for helping people to achieve a higher level of wellbeing and performance, particularly when change is hard. Coaching is a growth-promoting relationship that elicits autonomous motivation, increases the capacity to change, and facilitates a change process through visioning, goal setting, and accountability, which as it’s best leads to sustainable change for the good. “- Coaching Psychology Manual.

What Health and Wellness Coaches Do:

• Support clients in defining their wellness vision.

• Help clients identify their desired changes

• Encourage clients to set their own goals that are specific and achievable.

• Inspire and build client confidence in their ability to make the desired changes.

• Help clients identify solutions to work through obstacles that may arise.

• Provide expertise in the area they hold nationally recognized credentials, but only when the client indicates the need to engage.

• Upon client’s request, provide evidence-based resources from nationally recognized bodies to help make informed choices.

• Meet the client where they are in the context of their whole life.

• Know when to refer the client for specific consultation with a health specialist.

• Work collaboratively with a health specialist to support individual treatment plans for sustainable change.

• Provide feedback on goals that could cause harm.

“The only way to optimal health is to take of yourself everyday – mentally, emotionally and physically.” 

Sheri Davidson, licensed acupuncturist and Duke Integrative Medicine trained wellness coach, specializes in preventative medicine. She loves sharing her passion for wellness living and Eastern medicine through her blog, The Wellness Inspired Podcast, and practice, Element 5, Acupuncture + Wellness in Rice Village District of Houston, TX.  Also, Sheri currently serves on the Texas Medical Board of Acupuncture Examiners

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Sheri Davidson
L.Ac. + Wellness Coach