Think about your last doctor’s visit. How much time did the physician spend with you? Did you
discuss healthy eating or your activity level? How about emotional, mental, or spiritual health?
I’m guessing the answer is “no”. Most doctors only have a few minutes to spend with each
patient, and using that time to teach patients about healthy lifestyle habits does not pay the bills.
And most conventional physicians are not trained in those areas anyway. They are trained to
focus on and treat illnesses. This is why some healthcare practices have begun to add health
coaches to their offices.
Health coaches focus on holistic care: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. They form a
personal connection with the client and help them create SMART goals, These are goals that
are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. They give the client the tools
necessary to create a healthy change in their lives, and they work on building the client’s
self-confidence to accomplish this transformation.
So what does a typical health coaching session consist of? At Bax Wellness, my sessions
begin by discussing the progress the client has made in achieving their goals since our previous
session. I then look at and discuss the client’s completed homework. Next comes the topic of
the day which is based upon my notes from the previous session concerning what I feel the
client needs at this point. Examples would be information about gut health, brain health,
inflammation, food to add to, reduce, or eliminate from their diet, intuitive eating, exercise tips,
and so much more. Then I give clients their next homework assignment. All of this takes 50 to
We all can benefit from working with a health coach. I encourage you to check out this
extremely beneficial service to help you in your wellness journey.