A holistic coaching approach is a more effective form of transformation as it considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health, wellness, and body composition.
A holistic approach is rooted in providing support and education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote complete wellness.
Holistic Health is actually an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. It emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Holism is the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole; “holism holds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”; that parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection, such that they cannot exist or be understood independently of the whole. The principles of holism have been around since the time of Hippocrates, 2500 years ago and even earlier then the eastern healing traditions of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.
treat the whole person mind : body : spirit
This Holistic theory is applicable to the 4 interrelated dimensional parts:
These parts of a human being work cohesively together in order to facilitate homeostatic, well-being for optimal health.
What is Holistic Nutrition?
“The philosophy of holistic nutrition is that one’s health is an expression of the complex interplay between the physical and chemical, mental and emotional, as well as spiritual and environmental aspects of one’s life and being. As such, professionals who are trained in holistic nutrition approach health and healing from a whole-person perspective. Using nutritional education as a primary tool, holistic nutrition professionals emphasize the building of health by approaching each person as a unique individual. This requires fully engaging the individual in their health recovery process and honoring their innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course to optimal health.”
As a Health Coach, I go beyond the scope of nutrition and use a non-dietary approach to motivate you to make positive lifestyle changes…
What I don’t do as a Health Coach is prescribe medical nutritional therapy (your Doctor will refer you elsewhere or assist me), meal plans (although I can help you build your own meal plan and assist with recipes) and I don’t diagnose, treat or cure.