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How Can Health Coaching Support Your Practice?

Health coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Providers at respected healthcare organizations like the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic are collaborating with health coaches and seeing improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. Read on if you are a healthcare practitioner interested in learning how collaborating with a health coach can improve patient care, and support them as a provider.

How Health Coaching Improves Patient Care

Why is it that so few of us can consistently practice the above health-promoting behaviors? The answer is simple: behavior change is hard. This is where health coaching can help. As a health & wellness coach, I am trained in techniques to support clients in making behavior change, including:

  • Positive psychology, which focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses
  • Motivational interviewing, which helps patients link their wellness goals with internal motivations for change
  • Habit formation and reversal

Health coaching has been shown to improve patient outcomes for several chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. Whether you’ve suggested your patient quit smoking, lose weight, or start a mediterranean diet to help manage diabetes, I can support, educate, and empower them to discover their own motivations and tools for change, which leads to much greater success than advice-giving alone.

Have questions? I would love to hear from you! Fill in the “Collaborate With Me” form or email me at Christina@growwithgracewellness.com