Many of you would have read my post where I had written about how my daughter’s eczema has healed now. Well, it has been a year now that she has gone off all her medications and her eczema has healed. I have set up the first Functional Medicine Health Coaching practice in Mumbai last year.
You can learn more about my practice on my website
Nourish Heal Connect
804, 8th floor, 2, Senapati Bapat Marg
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
But what is Health Coaching?
Health Coaching is a process by which a person is empowered to make better choices and change habits that can improve health outcomes. As the world struggles with a rising number of chronic, complex diseases, a different healthcare system is needed which can provide the much needed support to people as they embark on their journey back towards good health. The sheer number of people who have type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, autoimmune conditions, cancer and other chronic conditions outnumber the number of health professionals and doctors required to treat them. Fortunately, nutrition professionals and health coaches can fill that gap.
Functional Medicine Health Coaching
Functional Medicine Health Coaching is a particular type of Health Coaching which incorporates the principles of Functional Medicine along with Health Coaching. Functional Medicine is a way of treating chronic conditions by getting to the root cause of the disease. The management of patients using this approach involves a personalised programme in the areas of nutrition, stress, movement and activity. Thus Functional Medicine is by nature personalised, preventive and participatory and engages both the client and health coach in a therapeutic relationship.
This is a field that is growing rapidly across the world and the healthcare industry is now incorporating health coaches into various settings including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, corporate wellness programmes, spas and private practices.
Functional Medicine Health Coaching blends the principles of Functional Medicine along with that of Health Coaching and focuses on food as medicine, the concept of mind body medicine and positive psychology. Functional Medicine Coaching Academy or FMCA was formed in collaboration with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) which is the global leader in Functional Medicine education.
A Functional Medicine Health Coach collaborates with a client and helps to set his or her health goals through an inquiry process using the motivational interviewing technique. Using a client centered approach, the coach helps the client brainstorm and arrive at their own conclusion and embark on their health journey with the coach acting as a guide. This empowers the client to take charge of their health and work towards their health goals by making the necessary changes in their life. This discovery of the client’s own power to make changes is a key part of the coaching process and is made using the tools of positive psychology.
A Functional Medicine certified Health Coach is trained in the science based principles of Functional Medicine as well as health coaching
Using this approach, the coach focuses on what is going right with the client and helps the client discover their signature strengths and use them to change behaviours and help them to thrive again. Health Coaches can help people build a bridge between where they are currently and where they want to be in terms. This is done by providing the much needed support and accountability required to achieve their health goals.
As they start believing in themselves once again, they can once again regain their “spark”.
In my coaching sessions, you can expect customised guidance and support on
Nutrition and hydration
Sleep and relaxation
Social relationships and connections
Mindfulness and stress management
Ready to take charge of your life and regain your spark?
This session will
Help you identify key areas of your life that you need to focus on the improve your health outcomes using a Health Symptoms Questionnaire
Bring clarity on how Functional Medicine can help you identify the root cause of your health problems
Bring clarity on how Health Coaching can help you to actually make the necessary changes in areas like stress management, customised nutrition, reducing toxin burden and others
Also allow you to decide if you need my support in working toward your goals and if so which coaching programme would suit you best
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at aninditarungta.com