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What is a Health & Wellness Coach?

As a Health Coach it would be a privilege to support you on your wellness journey …  I find immense joy in helping people reach their goals, potential and find their voice!

As your personal health and wellness guide, I will help you implement lifestyle changes over 3 or 6 months to improve your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, in other words reach your full potential!

I will provide accountability, full support and encouragement.

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

The key areas are:
1. Weight loss
2. Stress
3. Nutrition
4. Sleep
5. Relationships
6. Movement
7. Time management

If one of these areas is out of balance, it is likely some of the others are too. Someone who isn’t 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 I can 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.

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 over 20 years’ experience
  • De-clutter your larder, help you understand food labels and do a food shopping trip
  • 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.

Contact me  Book your free 30min online consultation to discuss your symptoms, areas of concern, and how we can work together to help you reach your goals, I’d love to hear from you!

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Everything you need to know about Face Yoga or FaceYogology

Why I trained to teach Face Yoga and set up FaceYogology?

Over the years of teaching yoga (more than 20 years now!), I gradually started to incoperate some kind of face relaxation techniques and stagnant energy shifting for the face, head, ears, neck and eyes. It intuitively made complete sense to me, to also work the 57 muscles of the face/neck and my students loved it … the feedback was “We want more!”.

I noticed when I was regularly doing these simple face yoga techniques, it gave me a connection and awareness of where I was holding tension and areas that were starting to sag!

A year ago when I researched the techniques, and looked into the training, I was astounded by the huge benefits and why it was super important I train and introduce face Yoga to my students.

Twelve months on and fully qualified, I set up FaceYogology – the study of facial movements. I have put together 2 courses; one for beginners; Foundational FaceYogology and the second is an advance course, for students that have completed the beginners course. I will launch the advance course in the coming months.

Who is my Foundational FaceYogology course for?

A 30-minute, twice weekly class for beginners, that will work on the upper & lower portions of the face. I will be doing lots of repetition to allow students to really become familiar with the techniques, so they are empowered to fit them in on a daily basis. I will encourage students to take a photo of their face at the beginning of the course, this is a great way to see positive changes at the end of our 10 or 20 sessions together.

The benefits of doing my Foundational FaceYogology course & what we will work on

1.   Lifted muscles
2.   Removing facial tension … everyone’s favourite!
3.   Less eye strain
4.   Relaxed jaws
5.   Become familiar with your facial strain and stress points
6.   Better circulation and oxygenation
7.   Calmer mind
8.   Overall feeling of wellbeing
9.   Better sitting posture – I talk through the importance of sitting tall, so a good chair and cushion is helpful
10. Better breathing – always reminding you to pause and breathe slowly and deeply
11.  Plumper skin

Do I need to use a moisturiser and if so, which one?

Yes, using a good quality organic oil is really important for face Yoga exercises. The oil will help with the glide on some of the movement and it will stop the fingers dragging at the skin, especially on areas of the skin that are sensitive and thin, like around the eyes and neck area. Also, these oils don’t get absorbed into the skin straight away, which is what normal facial moisturises tend to do.

The products I would recommend are raw organic coconut oil and Fushi almond oil.  These are easily purchased from any good health store or even Ocado, I believe. What we put on our skin is very important because our skin is our biggest organ and everything gets absorbed into the body.

Can I do FaceYogology everyday and how long will it take for me to see results? 

Face Yoga will give you great skin, but only if you do it regularly. I would suggest do a little everyday, either in the morning or evening before bed. If you can manage to do it 4/5 days per week you will see and feel a vast difference. Even if you only manage to fit in 5-minutes on these days, it will make a difference to your overall wellbeing, since this will be part of your self-care routine.

Results from face Yoga will vary from person to person. There are many factors that play a part in how quickly you will see results, like overall stress levels, diet, lifestyle and age. The most important advice is to try to do a little everyday for best and quickest results.

With daily practice, you will begin to see and feel a notable difference within 10 days. Most students see some changes within a month.

FaceYogology tips

1. Wash your hands before starting to stop the spread of bacteria
2. Have a full glass of water for drinking during the session to hydrate your skin
3. Remove all make-up and apply a small amount of oil (not too much otherwise the fingers will be too slippy)
4. If it feels comfortable for you, remove your glasses or contact lenses
5. Use a mirror to see you are not tensing your facial muscles while doing the exercises
6. Keep checking in with your breath that you are breathing deeply and slowly
7. Good standing or sitting posture is important for your breath and wellbeing

There is so much more I can write about Face Yoga but I will stop here for the moment.

If you have any questions, concerns or just not sure if it’s for you please CONTACT ME as I would love to hear from you.

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