I believe that there is a place for Western medicine. I believe that in certain instances, real medical intervention is necessary. I also believe, that many ailments and health issues can be remedied by our own actions and health behaviors.
It is time for us as a society to focus on prevention and total body wellness instead of zeroing in on symptoms alone.
Take this short fable for example:
WITH A TRADITIONAL MD
Patient: hits hand with a hammer “Doctor, my hand hurts.”
Doctor: “I see it is broken, let’s put a wrap on it.” applies appropriate dressing
1 Week Later
Patient: hits hand with a hammer, again “Doctor, that helped a little, but my hand still hurts.”
Doctor: “Let’s try something stronger.” puts a cast on the hand
The Next Week
Patient: hits hand with a hammer, cracks cast “That’s a little better, but my hand still hurts.”
Doctor: “Your hand needs to be amputated.” Cuts hand off.
Client: hits hand with a hammer “Coach, my hand hurts.”
Wellness Coach: “I see you are hitting your hand with a hammer. Have you tried not doing that?”
Client: looks at hammer “But, I’ve always had this hammer. I’m not ready to let it go.”
Wellness Coach: “Ok. Let’s try not hitting your hand so hard this week and we’ll see how you feel.”
1 Week Later
Client: taps hand with hammer “My hand is feeling better, but it’s still a bit tender.”
Wellness Coach: “Great progress! Let’s see if we can switch to a plastic hammer this week. Keep lightening up on your hand.”
The Next Week
Client: “My hand feels better than it has in years! I think I’m ready to put the hammer away for good.”
Wellness Coach: “That was all on you! Great job and enjoy that fully functioning hand.”
As a Wellness Coach, it is my intention to work with you one-on-one to correlate your health concerns with your lifestyle habits. Those habits may or may not be exacerbating some symptoms that can be remedied by your own actions. I am not claiming to be a healer or magician, but an objective third party to help give you a new perspective on your health behaviors. Together, we will discuss several options and alternatives that may just be the fix you need in order to enjoy your life to the fullest.
Changing lifestyle habits can be exhilarating and terrifying. As a Wellness Coach, I work with you step by step and offer support along the way to ensure that these changes become a part of your daily life.
I am that voice that can help you see the nail that needs to be removed so you can remove it yourself. (In the event that you cannot remove the nail and the issue is beyond the scope of Wellness Coaching, I can offer referrals and suggestions to specialists in the area.)
The time for you to take action is now. E-mail me to set up your complimentary consultation! firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you Best in Health,