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Health & Wellness Coaching at Lotus Point Wellness
Is it Right for You? What Can It Do For You?
At Lotus Point Wellness, we believe that living a contented and balanced lifestyle comes from utilizing multiple pathways to achieve overall health & wellbeing. Along with our counseling, nutrition and yoga services, our health and wellness coaching services can help you reach your desired goals for living the life YOU want.
Our Health and Wellness Coaching involves the development of a sacred relationship with your coach based on trust, inquiry, deep listening, and wholeness which elicits a client’s inner wisdom and creative capacity and facilitates the process of health behavior change along their wellness journey. Coaching is a collaborative, realistic, inspired approach to creating a fuller, and more vibrant life.
It is training and development in which we support you in achieving personal or professional goals. We partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.
Sometimes things are more complicated than just making goals or you would have done it before. You need someone who can look at things from all the angles simultaneously, holistically and with your goals in mind. Ask yourself, how empowering would it be to take charge of your life and have the motivation and courage to make lifestyle changes and live life to your fullest potential?
Research has shown that Health and Wellness coaching is an effective tool that enables you to find your motivation for change, and reach and sustain your goals while keeping you accountable to stay on track. How is this done?
- A coach honors you as an expert on your life in a safe, supportive, accepting and non-judgmental environment
- A coach activity listens to your concerns.
- A coach helps you explore what the barriers are to making these lifestyle changes by asking you questions that shift your perspective and transform your mind set so you thrive. For example, what will your life be like if you make this change? How important is it for you to make this change? What is stopping you from making this change? These type of questions will give you insight so you can move forward.
- A coach is co-designs with you a wellness plan that is right for you so you can be on your way to reaching and sustaining your goals.
What is the difference between Counseling/Psychotherapy and Coaching?
While there are some overlaps between the two professions, there are some fundamental differences worth noting and understanding:
Health & Wellness Coaches can hold you accountable for your goals by checking in by phone, email or video whereas therapists typically don’t do this.
The coaching relationship is a partnership between the coach and you. In coaching, the sessions are directed by you and YOU are viewed as an expert in your life. The coach does not give a psychological diagnosis and advice, and the sessions are focused mainly on finding your motivation to make lasting lifestyle behavioral changes benefiting you now and in the future. Health and Wellness Coaches focus on facilitating sustainable health behavior changes within clients in areas such as stress management, diet management, mindfulness, self-care, and a plethora of other lifestyle factors.
In therapy, however, there is a therapeutic relationship that is vital to the success of treatment, the therapist is viewed as the expert and has expertise in mental health issues, training in human behavior, psychological distress, techniques to manage and regulate emotions or can teach and provide techniques that can be helpful in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, relationship discord, social anxiety, to name a few. As well, through the relationship, a therapist can help a client develop insight into what might be underneath the symptoms and possibly delve into childhood family history and relationship to help develop understanding. A therapist can diagnose a psychological mental health condition, if present, and can provide this for insurance purposes, a coach CAN NOT.
Differences Between Coaching and Therapy
|Views both parties as naturally creative, resourceful and whole.||More apt to view clients from a medical model.|
|Does not diagnose or treat.||Diagnoses and treats.|
|Trained to work with functioning clients.||Trained to work with major mental illness.|
|Works with clients that are able to form an alliance and have common goals.||Works with clients with entrenched problems|
|Coach and clients on a peer basis.||Hierarchical difference between therapist and clients.|
|Alliance designed by coach and client together.||Treatment plan largely designed by therapist|
|Focus on evolving and manifesting potential.||Focus on healing and understanding.|
|Emphasis on present and future.||Emphasis on past and present.|
|Action and being oriented.||Insight oriented.|
|Solution oriented.||Problem oriented.|
|Explore actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem.||Explore genesis of behaviors that create low self-esteem.|
|Regard and coach negative self-beliefs as Saboteurs (temporary obstacles).||Analyze and treat origins and historical roots of negative self-beliefs.|
|Coach and client ask: “What’s next/what now?”||Therapist and client ask: “Why and from where?”|
|Works mainly with external issues.||Works mainly with internal issues.|
|Discourages transference as inappropriate.||Encourages transference as a therapy tool.|
|Accountability and “homework” between sessions held as important.||Accountability less commonly expected.|
|Contact between sessions for accountability and “wins” expected||Contact between sessions for crisis and difficulties only.|
|Uses coaching skills.||Uses therapy techniques.|