What is Health Coaching and Do I Need It?

Sep 18, 2023

Article Written by Coach Victoria Islas

In today’s modern life, many of us find ourselves caught in a web of stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and emotional struggles. With increasing demands on our time and energy, we may begin to ask: “Is there a guiding light that can help me navigate this challenging terrain?” Enter the realm of Spirit-Led Health Coaching, a holistic approach that not only addresses our physical well-being but also touches upon the spiritual aspects of life.

Understanding Health Coaching

At its core, Spirit-Led Health Coaching is about empowering individuals to make enduring changes that benefit their overall well-being. Unlike the prescriptive model of traditional medicine, health coaching approaches health from a comprehensive standpoint, considering the emotional, physical, and, yes, spiritual elements of an individual’s life.

Picture a health coach as a collaborator, a guide who helps you identify your unique health challenges and goals, and then creates a customized plan to address them. I believe that the best health coaches are knowledgeable in nutrition, physical activity, behavioral psychology, as well as mindfulness and spiritual practices.

The Spiritual Connection

To be truly healthy is to be in harmony with our body, mind, soul, and spirit. This holistic approach recognizes that our physical health is intricately linked to our inner, spiritual self. By even dedicating 10%-20% of our focus to the spiritual dimension, we can unlock a deeper understanding of our purpose, desires, and intrinsic motivations.

For many, this spiritual component might involve practices such as meditation, affirmations, affirmative prayer, and mindful movement. It’s about connecting to something greater than ourselves, whether that’s a higher power, the universe, or simply the profound interconnectedness of all life. This connection can serve as a powerful anchor, aiding in stress reduction, emotional balance, and clearer decision-making when it comes to our overall health.

Do I Need Health Coaching?

So, you might be wondering if health coaching is right for you. Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do I feel overwhelmed by the plethora of health information out there?
  2. Have I tried multiple diets or health regimens without lasting success?
  3. Do I feel disconnected from my body or my inner self?
  4. Am I looking for a holistic approach that integrates mind, body, soul, and spirit?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Spirit-Led health coaching might be what you’ve been searching for. A health coach with a spiritual practitioner background will not only provide knowledge and accountability but will also help you delve deeper into understanding yourself, including your spiritual needs.

It’s a Not-So-New Approach

Health coaching with a spiritual element is more than a trend—it’s a not-so-new approach to wellness that sees the individual as a whole entity, with interconnected physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Life is leading us back to a way of health our ancestors knew! It is possible to achieve sustainable, fulfilling, and truly transformative health by balancing all of these areas.

For those feeling lost in the maze of modern health, or simply wishing to deepen their connection to their inner self, a Spirit-Led Health Coach could be the guiding light needed. They remind us that health isn’t merely the absence of disease but a harmonious state of vibrant living, both in the physical realm and the spiritual one.

If you think you are ready for Spirit-Led Coaching, learn more about my services here and get in touch with me today for a free discovery call.

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