Wellness/Foundation of Wellness/Wellness Coaching

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Wellness is a Dynamic Process of increasing self awareness and creating positive change In relation to one’s physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health Resulting in an ever-improving quality of life. Wellness Coaching is a relationship between coach and client that specifically focuses on long term behavior change through: Increasing knowledge and self-awareness Building self-efficacy Learning techniques and tools to help you take responsibility for your health Wellness coaching targets health awareness and improvements in all physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Wellness Coaching is an emerging field based in professional coaching, psychology, and self-improvement techniques targeting holistic health advancement.

What is The Foundation of Wellness?

FOOD
MOVEMENT
SLEEP
MEDITATION
CONNECTION
JOY

Your awareness of and balance in each of these areas comprises your own personal Foundation of Wellness, your level of Health and Wellness. It is crucial that we realize the holistic relationship between all of these areas to find our best health and greatest power. For example: Sleep deprivation affects metabolism. Chronic sleep deprivation and obesity are connected. Meditation as well as having fun, finding joy, and using our creativity reduces cortisol and other “stress” hormones. An elevated level of cortisol is connected to weight gain, sleep deprivation, and high blood pressure. Regular connection with others and with our own spirituality directly correlates to personal self improvement – choosing to eat better, be active and enjoy life to it’s fullest.

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“When we find the connection between our thoughts, beliefs, physical health, and life circumstances, we find that we are in the driver’s seat of our lives and can make profound changes. Nothing is more exhilarating or empowering.”
~Dr. Christian Northrup
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FOOD MOVEMENT SLEEP
Physical and Exterior

FOOD-What we eat

MOVEMENT-How we move (or don’t move)

SLEEP-The quality of, and how much sleep we regularly get

MEDITATION CONNECTION JOY
Inner and Emotional

MEDITATION-Connecting with something greater than ourselves, quieting the mind, and all things spiritual

CONNECTION- Our connection to others and the world

JOY-The enjoyment and creativity we experience in our lives

Moving and eating in the most appropriate way for your body and lifestyle as well as adequate sleep are crucial components to health and wellness. In addition, the inner you, spiritually and emotionally, must be tended to and nurtured, to appreciate the greatest balance of health.

Nearly everything that we encounter in our lives or anything that may be out of balance that affects our health and wellness will fall into one of these 6 powerful categories.