What Is An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach?
Let’s start from a more familiar place – life coaching. A life coach is someone who typically is known for helping their clients reach a goal or make a change in their life. An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach does all that AND helps their clients to heal core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques and specific action plans.
An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach helps clients gain freedom from the past, overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in an area of life and take the actions necessary to live the life they have always desired. An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach does this through the holistic & integrative approach of coaching towards balance (harmony or wholeness) in all four body systems; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
The word integrative as defined by the dictionary is: Combining allopathic and complementary therapies and/or serving or intending to unify separate things. A life coach is traditionally defined as a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach has knowledge & training in ‘integrative’ approaches in the areas of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness (wholeness or balance).
This approach moves life coaching from simply counseling and encouraging to fully equipping and empowering clients to make effective change. The clients of an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach can experience and expect to walk away with a personal plan to move them towards wellness & health in the areas of mind (thought life & patterns), emotions (emotions & relationships), physical (this can be physical health or physical surroundings/situations such as career or finance) and spiritual health (awareness & spirituality).