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What is a Health Coach?

 

An increased number of people are turning to health & wellness coaches to help them ditch bad habits and adopt new & healthier ones.

What Is a Health Coach?

A health coach is your personal health and wellness guide. I help you implement lifestyle changes over 3 or 6 months to improve your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

I will typically address six key areas that affect wellness, with topics branching off into other categories.

The key areas are:

  • Weight
  • Stress
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Movement
  • Time Management

If one of these areas is out of balance, it’s likely some of the others are too. Someone who isn’t very physically active may also be highly stressed, not sleeping well or not eating well. Combined, it can feel overwhelming.

I can help you sort out where to start and make small changes that are incorporated into your day/week that will grow over time and can become your new healthier habits.

How Can I Help You?

Together we, will figure out what’s keeping you from reaching your health goals. I will regularly check in with you via email, Zoom, by phone or in-person, usually over the course of three or six months. During these meetings, I will be asking questions to get you thinking about how you can overcome challenges and I will be offering suggestions. Together we form a weekly, monthly, and quarterly plan going forward.

The most common obstacles people face are their own negative thoughts about themselves, being confused by all the “how to get healthy” information and staying motivated. I will help you work through some of your thought patterns, we will discover what’s blocking them and following through with a sustainable lifelong plan that works.

Your first session will last 2 hours. In this time, we will go through your medical history, you will have been asked for a 4-day food diary before the appointment, your exercise routine if you have one, we will discuss your stress levels and anything else you feel is stopping you from feeling and doing your best.

Health coaching isn’t mentoring where someone is telling you the answers. A health coach shows up for you in whatever way you need and helps guide you through your innate wisdom so after our time together you feel empowered to live your best life with tools that work for you.

Benefits Of Having a Health Coach:

Change is often difficult, even when it’s something we really want. Sometimes it even feels downright impossible. The benefit of a health coach is having someone fully qualified guiding and motivating you every step of the way, to be your best vibrant self.

One study found that people who went through three months of health coaching significantly improved on the following:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose (blood sugar)
  • Triglyceride (blood fat)
  • Body weight
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Sleep disorders

As a health coach I can help you with the following:

  • Overwhelmed about work, family life & personal relationships
  • Stress that is impacting your weight, health & work life balance
  • An exercise routine that works for you and is sustainable
  • Diet plan either just for healthy eating or weight loss
  • Better posture, back issues, hypermobility, as I am a qualified yoga teacher with 20 years’ experience
  • De-clutter your pantry, help you understand food labels and a food shopping trip
  • Can tackle all aspects of sleep issues, routine and feeling refreshed on waking
  • Tips and ideas on food, recipes and healthy living
  • Mindfulness & breathing techniques
  • Teach you how to make Kombucha or supply you with it (super healthy gut bacteria fizzy drink – that could balance out your evening tipple!)
  • Chemical free household & body care products that are better for you, your family, and the environment
  • Managing financial stress

I can help and support clients to see they have the strength they need to start making positive changes to their wellbeing. I work on the possibilities based on your unique situation, taking into account your work/family life commitments and ability, so that it’s simpler and easier to make sustainable changes.

As a Health Coach I also Provide:

  • Accountability – Knowing that you have to check in with me about your progress can give you the push you need to move forward
  • Encouragement – I act as a cheerleader to pick you up when you are having a bad day
  • Unconditional Support – I do not judge your actions. I help you come to your own conclusions about what works and what doesn’t in reaching your goals

What Changes Will You See After Your Time with Me?

You will feel calm & motivated. Have an improved digestion, and a clearer mind. You will be in control of your health and life again and have more energy to pursue the things you love.

After our time together you will have gained great new habits and tools that you can tap into whenever life throws you a curveball!

Switching to a healthier lifestyle can affect everything, with increased energy and motivation you’ll be able to do more and live your best life with sustainable tools that absolutely work.

If you are interested to know more, email me to  book your free 30min online consultation to discuss your symptoms and areas of concern, and how we could work together to help you reach your goals.

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Kombucha Making Workshop

This is a super fun workshop! Learn everything you need to know on how to brew great Kombucha. – a super healthy fermented fizzy drink. We discuss ingredients, equipment, fermentation, how to achieve good carbonation, flavours, storing and propagate Scobys.

Making your own kombucha not only saves you money but gives you control over the flavour and freshness and means you always have a refreshing live probiotic drink always on tap.

An option to watch and take notes or get hands-on experience by making your own starter brew (extra cost for equipment).

Course Details

Duration: 90 minutes
£130 per person. Extra cost for equipment
Min 5  / Max 9 people

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceromony

This is a beautifully done workshop with special attention to every detail!

James explains the art of tea drinking. From the cup you are using, to how you hold the cup and of course the very special tea James brews.

In this session we will share tea to learn about its health benefits and find the right tea for you. Tea is a plant full of potential. Some teas warm the belly, some enliven the mind. Others are grounding and pacifying. All we need to do to learn this is to quietly pay attention to the effect of each tea on our body and mind.

James is a mind full of information on the art of tea drinking!

James has chosen a life steeped in tea and medicine. As an acupuncturist, James used tea as medicine for his patients, sourcing living wild and biodynamic teas from Asia. His chayou tea house was listed #1 in the Guardian’s companies leading the new tea revolution.

In November he launches his latest project - animalltea - an organic tea company that gives 100% of profits to wildlife conservation.

Course Details

Duration: 90 minutes
£130 per person. Opportunity to purchase tea
Min 5 / Max 9 people

Japanese Tea Ceremony
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Nutritional Talk / Workshop

Options available for talks & workshops to choose from:

  • Weigh Loss & preparing 1/2 healthy snacks
  • Fermentation – what it is? Why we need to know about it? and how to incorporate it in your diet
  • Fasting – how to fast safely, its benefits and ways to incorporate it in your lifestyle
  • Menopause – What it is, when does it happen and how do you know you are in it. Tips and ideas on how you can experience your Menopause in a holistic way.
  • Self-care – the new buzz word! What does this really mean? Lot of tips and ideas on how to live a more holistic healthy life without it costing the earth or taking up too much time. Many great take home ideas here!
  • A subject of your choice – let us know if there is a subject you would like to know about, and we will see if we can organise it.

Course Details

Duration: 2 hours
£135 per person.
Min 5  / Max 9 people

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Wild Food Foraging

Option A: 2 hours / £130 Thursdays & Fridays only
An empowering hands-on foraging guided tour, by an expert forager & herbalist in one Oxfordshire’s beautiful villages, Islip.

You will be shown how to identify, harvest and embrace nourishing wild plants with a sustainable approach - there will be lots of tips to help you forage alone.

We will make 3 wild crafted products a balm, oil and syrup.

Option B: 3.5 hours / £150 Thursdays only
We will begin with a short introductory talk, followed by a walk around the local area identifying the edible and poisonous seasonal plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we come across.

There will be breaks along the way for some wild food tasters this could be anything from our wild mushroom soup to our elderflower champagne. We end our courses with a wild food meal based on what we have found.
April – October only

Course Details

Duration: 2 hours / 3.5 hours
£130 / £150 per person.
Min 8 / Max 10 people

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raw chocolate workshop oxford

Raw Chocolate Workshop

Unwrap the magic of chocolate and learn to make your own raw chocolate treats at home from a real Chocolatier.

One of the most popular workshops we do!

After a brief introduction on where chocolate comes from and some healthier alternatives to sugar, it’s time to pop on your apron. You’ll make two types of raw chocolate - dark and ‘mylk’ - and raspberry truffles enrobed in smooth chocolate.

There will be lots of hands on experience, tasting as you go and great tips about healthy treats that you can impress your guests with or just enjoy yourself!

Goodie bag to take home. All recipes are vegan and nut-free.

Sep/Oct and Thursday/Friday only

Course Details

Duration: 2 hours
£145 per person Including goodie bag
Min 5 / Max 9 people

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Sushi Making Workshop

Due to COVID19 we are unable to run this event at the moment. Do let us know if you are interested in this workshop so we can register you interest and let you know when it is up and running.

Course Details

Duration: 90 minutes
£135 per person.
Min 5  / Max 9 people

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Chi Running courses oxford

Learn how to run

More details coming soon...

Course Details

Duration: 90 minutes
£130 per person.
Min 5  / Max 9 people

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Feeling Colours Talk

Due to COVID19 we are unable to run this event at the moment. Do let us know if you are interested in this workshop so we can register you interest and let you know when it is up and running.

Course Details

Duration: 90 minutes
£135 per person.
Min 5  / Max 9 people

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