The coaching sessions are a combination of face-to-face and phone/skype sessions. We start off with a face-to-face session which will be a walking consultation and your first step towards behaviour change.
Prior to your first coaching session, you will need to complete a health & wellbeing questionnaire, which will provide the foundation for the coaching sessions. It helps both you and your coach to determine which areas of your health and wellbeing are most important to you, how ready you are to change and how confident you are that you will achieve your health goals.
THE STEPS INVOLVED IN THE COACHING PROCESS
Step 1: Your reasons to change?
Why do you really want to change? The coaching process will help you unravel your true, deeper reasons behind your desire to change certain aspects of your health and wellbeing. The stronger and more meaningful these reasons, the easier it will be for you to stay focussed and reach your goals.
Step 2: Keep Setting SMART goals
Big goals need to be broken down into small, achievable and specific goals. This is important to keep you motivated and on track. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, right? Setting goals increases your accountability and ticking these off as you go along can be extremely rewarding.
Step 3: Developing strategies
Don't be fooled - behaviour change isn't easy. Things can and probably will get in the way. It's all part of the journey. Through coaching you will learn strategies to help you overcome any obstacles along the way and to simply be prepared when things don't quite go as planned.
Step 4: Taking responsibility & feeling empowered
Health coaching doesn't provide you with quick fix solutions to your health problems. I'm sorry! Instead, it hands the responsibility over to you. Your coach will support and guide you along the way. But really, you're in control. That sense of empowerment can be greatly satisfying.
Step 5: Creating habits & lasting change
Ultimately, it's not just about reaching your goal and ticking off a box. In order to achieve long-term behaviour change your healthy habits need to become ingrained in your daily routine just like eating, drinking, having a shower and brushing your teeth. Congratulations! Now might be a good time to set some new goals...