A verb is a word that expresses an action or a state of being. Health is typically described as a noun, but I challenge you to rethink this. Shift what you know, believe and think about health, think of it as a verb; it is not done to you, but rather YOU are an active participant in it.
Nurse health coaching. A care coordinator, a social worker, an advocate, a counselor, a coach, a resource, a nutritionist and so many other things rolled into one title. Someone with medical knowledge who helps you explore you and teaches you to be a participant in your own life and health.
Health reform is a hot topic in our current political climate. No matter where you fall in the health debate it is easy to see that how healthcare is paid for is changing. Reimbursements are shifting away from a fee for service system towards a pay for improved outcomes.
Better. Health coaching believes that “better” is whatever better means for you. This is very rarely a linear process, but rather a staged process of change. Most of us have something in our lives that we know isn’t contributing to health. The list of these behaviors or actions is endless. We all have addictions in our lives, addictions to work, addictions to food, addictions to perfectionism, addictions to drugs, addictions to alcohol, addictions to danger, addictions to screens, addictions to chocolate, addictions to soda, addictions to conflict, addictions to avoiding conflict at all cost, and the list goes on and on.
Think of something in your life that you would want to change. Now imagine what life would look like in the future if you were able to change this behavior? What is possible? How would your world change?