Stages of Change

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What stage are you at now?

Are you contemplating a healthy behavior change within the next 6 months?

  • We will brainstorm strategies about how you can commit to a healthful lifestyle. I will actively listen to your needs and desires, and help motivate you to reach your wellness vision.

Are you preparing to make a healthy behavior change within the next month?

  • We will clarify your realistic goals and expectations, affirm your beliefs about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, discuss which healthy behaviors are important to you and why, respect your busy schedule, preferences, and health concerns, apply  your past successful experiences with behavior change, and develop a social support network to help you establish a consistent healthy lifestyle.


Health & Wellness Coach Scope of Practice

Health and wellness coaches work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to develop and achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. Coaches support clients in mobilizing internal strengths and external resources, and in developing self-management strategies for making sustainable, healthy lifestyle, behavior changes. While health and wellness coaches per se do not diagnose conditions, prescribe treatments, or provide psychological therapeutic interventions, they may provide expert guidance in areas in which they hold active, nationally recognized credentials, and may offer resources from nationally recognized authorities such as those referenced in NBHWC’s Content Outline with Resources. As partners and facilitators, health and wellness coaches support their clients in achieving health goals and behavioral change based on their clients’ own goals and consistent with treatment plans as prescribed by individual clients’ professional health care providers. Coaches assist clients to use their insight, personal strengths and resources, goal setting, action steps and accountability toward healthy lifestyle change.

-National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC)
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