As a member of the Plum Spring Clinic Holistic Wellness Center provider team, Kathleen is partner and advocate to patients in clarifying a vision for their health, developing inspiring goals for making the vision real, and taking actions to get there. Health coaching is based on the holistic model that all aspects of life affect, and are affected by, our health.
So as an addition to the work our patients do directly with Dr. Sharp and Nate Kelly discovering and treating roots of illness, health coaching focuses on the lifestyle and habit change elements of the puzzle, to help weave all the threads of an individual’s program into a coherent whole. Depending on the patient’s goals and aspirations, areas we might work in extend beyond the obvious diet and exercise to encompass stress reduction and rest, mindfulness, relationships, personal and professional development, life balance—all the pieces of the puzzle. Health coaching is a process that engages the patient’s resources and motivation — their WHY — helping them find their power to make changes and come into a more satisfying, connected, healthy way of being.
The patient’s process can be supported with the use of a tool called Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is a simple process of tapping on meridian points while focusing on issues blocking progress. EFT is helpful to many in overcoming negative beliefs and emotions and replacing them with positive ones that are aligned with their aspirations and goals. This process can result in unblocking disturbances and help the patient feel calm, relaxed, and safe.
Guided meditation and visualization are also helpful tools we utilize in the coaching process. With our eye on the patient’s vision, together we discern the path and gently engage the obstacles we meet, opening the way in the process.
My hope is to be a catalyst in your journey to health. Together we find your WHY and tap into its energy to move you where you want to go.