The healthcare system cannot continue in the state that it is in. Ninety-five cents of every dollar is spent after disease has occurred, as opposed to prevention. With the healthcare system shifting towards preventative care, Duke Integrative Medicine has pioneered the educational program for Integrative Health Coaches to meet the health challenges of today and in the future.
Integrative Health Coaching is often considered the missing link in health care. Research shows that 50% of illnesses are related to health behaviors, and 40% of premature deaths in the United States are caused by lifestyle choices. A Lancet study in 2004 concluded that changing lifestyle could prevent at least 90% of all heart disease.
Many people are aware of what they need to do to be healthy, they may have been given instructions by their physician to exercise more and lose weight, but knowledge alone is not enough. An Integrative Health Coach can take the extra time that a physician is unable to give, providing a complement to the recommendations of their physician. Through encouragement and support, they can help you to be successful in achieving lasting behavior and lifestyle changes.
As your integrative health coach, I partner with you to work with your own ability to make changes, by helping you to see a clear vision of what optimal health means to you. This is done by looking at your desired state, taking into account your values and goals, helping you identify any obstacles to success, and helping you create strategies to push past barriers so that you can achieve your desired outcome. In addition, I can provide additional support and encouragement by holding you accountable for your commitments, and providing information about resources, if requested, to support these goals. By working with you in a self-discovery process, you are able to discover what you really want your health to look like. Once you have this clear vision, you are much more likely to be able to sustain these changes over time.
It would be my honor to guide you on your journey towards total and optimal health and wholeness as your integrative health coach. For more information, visit www.healthcoachingpartners.com.
To schedule your private Integrative Health Coaching session, call 919-453-2519.