Health coaching is differentiated from Wellness coaching in that health coaching is the use of evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in health behavior change. Health coaches are licensed or credentialed to safely guide clients and patients who may have chronic conditions or those at moderate to high risk for chronic conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define wellness as “the degree to which one feels positive and enthusiastic about life”.
Health Coaching is based on the foundation of evidence-based clinical interventions, motivational interviewing to facilitate behavior change, Prochaska and DiClemente’s Stages of Change, goal setting, active listening, aggregation and trending of health outcome metrics, and wellness and prevention. Wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior 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.
Ready to work on your health goals?
Now offering health coaching sessions with our Nutritionist, Tammy Harris. Call our office at 972-304-6400 for details.