FAQ about Private Yoga & Holistic Life Coaching

What is Holistic Life Coaching?

Holistic Life Coaching is a profession which is premised on the idea that wellness can only be established when you are fully integrating all aspects of your life. You will develop a supportive, nurturing relationship with your coach that pours miracle grow on your mind, body, and spirit wellness! This means that you are seen as a whole person, and relationships between the different areas of yourself are integral to creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle. An Holistic Life Coach will ask you how your mental health, sleep, stress, eating, work, and family life are playing a role in your current state of health. Your coach will help you identify self care skills, rituals, eating habits, and exercise plans that will promote your healing and personal growth. Your coach will help you identify negative thoughts that interfere with your confidence and motivation to make desired changes in your life. Life coaching helps you make a plan to create sustainable lifestyle habits that promote optimal well-being. A Holistic Life Coach does not attempt to diagnose or treat medical conditions, instead, you will be referred to your healthcare provider for these purposes.

What is the difference between Health Coaching and Life Coaching?

Truly, there is overlap in these two professions that is not always clearly defined. However, the main difference is that Life Coaching delves more deeply into your personal development, healing, stress reduction, and how you make meaning in your life. We will discuss self-care, exercise, healthy eating so that you can feel your best as you strive towards healing and growth in your life. The main difference from Health Coaching is that a health coach will primarily focus and specialize in issues related to weight loss, physical fitness, nutrition, physical health, and exercise. Whereas, a Life Coach will discuss these topics in a minor way as a portion of the program to support your overall personal growth, but a Life Coach does not specialize in physical health.

What is the goal of Holistic Life Coaching and how does it differ from other programs?

There are many coaching programs and diets out there. A holistic life coach helps you create a personalized plan to make the desired changes and maintain motivation and improved confidence in yourself as you journey forward. A Holistic Life Coach does not tell you which diet to follow nor will they prescribe a diet to treat a medical problem. You will need to see a doctor and or dietitian for such purposes. And, a Holistic Life Coach will encourage you to see your doctor regularly as a part of your self care regime.

How is a Holistic Life Coach different than a psychotherapist?

There are some overlapping areas between life coaching and therapy because they are both in the business of promoting individuals’ wellness. However, the main difference is that life coaches will focus on helping you develop self care regime that fosters your best physical, mental, and spiritual health. Whereas a therapist will help you identify mental health diagnoses through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help you recover from that diagnosis. It is important to understand that a life coach is not qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness. If it becomes evident to a Holistic Life Coach that you may be suffering from a mental health condition, you will be referred to your doctor and your psychotherapist to receive the necessary treatment before continuing with life coaching.

Why would you want Holistic Life coaching?

If you are feeling stuck, stressed, burnt out, or alone in your journey to make your life better, I am here to gently guide you, encourage you, and help you meet your goals. I can help you clarify your goals and define what life meaning means for you! I can help you find the motivation to stick to the action plan you create for yourself. After 6 Life coaching sessions, you will walk away with the skills, motivation, confidence, and a sustainable, solid plan for how you will take care of yourself. I will always be here to continue to support you as long as you need it. In addition, with your permission, your Life coach can work with your healthcare providers and psychotherapist in an integrative team approach to advocate for your best care.

What is private yoga coaching?

Yoga coaching includes private yoga lessons that help you to reach specific goals in yoga. Whether you want to achieve a certain pose, increase core strength, learn to deepen your intuition, gain clarity of mind in an area of life, or learn how to use yoga to cope with stress, I am here to help you identify your goals, assess your needs, and develop a yoga program to help you progress in your practice. I specialize in promoting mental health through gentle, restorative yoga.

What is Body Positive Coaching?

Body positive coaching is an approach that encourages unconditional self-acceptance of your body and does not focus on weight loss. Body positive coaching acknowledges the harm caused by diet culture to many individuals’ health, including causing mental distress and frustration with yo-yo dieting, reduced confidence when someone inevitably gains weight after dieting, and the tendency to push individuals towards disordered eating and self-hatred. Instead of focusing on trying to change your body through restrictive diets and punishing exercise, a body positive coach will encourage you to develop a compassionate relationship with your body, find your inner body wisdom with food, and find joy and freedom again in your movement and eating. It’s all about self-kindness and caring for your body with a sense of love and appreciation for your life. Imagine being able to enjoy food without worrying about counting calories or macros. Imagine moving your body in a way that feels good and enjoying your time at the studio, gym, or wherever you go to exercise.

What are Hanna’s Qualifications of a Life Coach and Yoga Teacher?

Hanna graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling in 2017, and has spent 6+ years working as a mental health counselor, but was not pleased with having to assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness. Instead, Hanna wants to focus on people’s strengths and empower them to meet their goals in life. Additionally, she received her ACE Health Coach certification in 2017, but this field was also not quite the right fit for her either! So she continued on and became a certified yoga teacher in 2021. Over time, Hanna realized that she would like to integrate the knowledge she has gained from all of these different fields and courses of study in order to empower people’s healing and personal development as they search for meaning and purpose in their lives. She decided to utilize her skills to become a Life Coach. Currently, there are no regulations in the field of Life Coaching, but Hanna plans to seek more training in this specialty to continue improving her services to people.

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