Coaching and Healing (What I Do)
My aim is to revolutionize healing for women. I do this primarily through one-on-one coaching, whole-health mentoring, and homeopathic consultation. I discuss revolutionary healing in-depth in an earlier blog post that I urge you to read. Here I’m going to dive into how I work with you to catalyze this revolutionary healing.
I am a certified coach with a passion for and extensive training in health psychology, health behavior, and healing. If you’ve experienced coaching you know it’s a unique conversation that employs skills like active listening and powerful questioning to catalyze new thinking, self-discovery, and revolutionary self-determined outcomes in your life. While there’s power in the conversation, the profound shifts happen when you apply the learning and take action out in the world and in your life. I’m here as a catalyst in our conversations and as a point of accountability, but you are the expert on you and your life. Ultimately, my hope is that you learn a new way of connecting with yourself through coaching so that you can continue to create revolutionary outcomes in your life even after our sessions have ended.
I also offer mentoring (wisdom and guidance based on my education and experience) on holistic health perspectives and whole-person approaches to prevention and treatment. I often do this in conjunction with coaching because knowledge and information are fundamental pieces of the wellness puzzle. It’s important for me to share holistic health information because many of our standard, or non-holistic, approaches to managing health are not working. I pulled this from an article I wrote in The Brick Magazine titled, Medicine Naturally:
The rates of chronic physical and mental illness in our culture are remarkable and rising. Six in ten adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease, and four in ten have two or more. One in five adults lives with mental illness. Our children are increasingly plagued by chronic illness as well, especially in under-privileged or impoverished communities. Our healthcare system is, quite literally, a sick-care system that spends 3.3 trillion dollars annually for managing heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, asthma, ADHD, and more. It seems that all our attempts at fixing mayn’t actually be working…
While pharmaceuticals and other suppressive strategies are the go-to for chronic illness management, they often palliate or suppress symptoms, sometimes with undesirable side effects. And they rarely, if ever, actually cure or heal the whole person (for more on why it’s important for us to tend to our healing read this article). We must approach both prevention and treatment holistically if we are to shift the patterns that so many of us have become accustomed to—long-term reliance on costly pharmaceuticals with dangerous side effects, more and more children living with chronic conditions that will impact future generations, and a “doctor-knows-best” mentality that serves to disempower and dismiss women in particular as their own best healers. I address the foundations of health and healing with my clients and resource them with tools for revolutionary healing, because I believe that healing, and often cure, are a real possibility. I draw from my experience and training in mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and trauma-healing; however, I am not a certified mindfulness or somatic experiencing practitioner—I am trauma informed, but I am not trauma trained.
Finally, I offer supervised homeopathic consultation for clients who choose this approach to support their healing. This is a modality that I’m particularly passionate about for so many reasons, one of which is that it has been central to my healing. Homeopathy allows us to address acute illnesses in a way that builds capacity in our bodies and reduces reliance on pharmaceuticals or other substances that can further contribute to chronic illness. It’s also a powerful catalyst in healing chronic illness, stimulating the body, heart, mind, and spirit to come into a harmonious, balanced state. And, it is an adjunct to the critical work of healing our nervous systems, which is one of the most important foundations of healing (stay tuned for a blog with more information on this)!