HEALTH COACHING

Easy, Peasy, Healthy


Lack of motivation, lack of time, overwhelm, blurred priorities, lack of accountability? Here are only a few of the common obstacles that might keep you from building your optimal health.

That’s where I come in to play!

I am here to help you make, implement and maintain those healthy choices you know you need.

I help women reclaim their health and wellbeing by offering clarity, structure, support, and accountability so that they can reach their health and wellness objectives faster, more easily and without setbacks.

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Reduce Stress — Manage weight — Regain energy and vitality — Improve compliance to treatment — Adopt a healthy lifestyle — Build a care team — Build muscles —  Feel fit — Improve attention & focus — Reduce inflammation — Build a Health Plan  — Increase wellbeing — Improve tone & flexibility  — Healthy eating — Feel good in your body — Increase self-esteem —  Reduce brain fog — Feel balanced — Restore hope, calm and serenity

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HOLISTIC HEALTH & WELLNESS

It’s time to look & feel your best

For me, health is much more than being free of physical illness. Not only does it mean promoting a strong immune system, and nourishing your body with appropriate nutrients  for optimal performance. But in addition, it means being healthy and resilient mentally, thinking clearly and feeling motivated. It is about feeling strong internally and externally, and feeling energetic and able to do the things you want to do.

My approach to health is holistic, meaning that I take into account your body, mindset and emotions. I approach health as a whole through the 3 lenses of physical, mental and social aspects. I also believe that each person is unique, and therefore create health plans that are custom-made to you.

I am here to provide you with the support and accountability to encourage a sense of competence, self-efficacy, agency and self-confidence so that  you find lasting results. 

 

Together, we will:
  • Assess and establish a baseline
  • Clearly visualise your ideal of wellness to give your direction
  • Make a plan with clear steps on how to reach your optimal level of health and wellness
  • Simplify your healthy habits so they stick
  • Pace your exercise plan so you don’t overdo it then give it up
  • Implement small and progressive lifestyle and behavioural changes (SMART goals) that will help you progress consistently towards your objectives
  • Share strategies, resources, insights as needed
  • Address and overcome obstacles
So that you can:
  • Manage stress more efficiently
  • Improve your sleep
  • Feel energised
  • Regain confidence in your body
  • Recover the drive and confidence you need to do it yourself
  • Make progress towards greater health and wellbeing, despite life, kids or diagnosis
  • Reduce digestive complaints
  • Increase nutrient-dense foods in your diet to beat deficiencies & illness
  • Save on medical bills
  • Find information and support to follow your doctor’s protocol

You can build Optimal Health

It all comes together to make you feel your best.

Together we will take a look at the state of your health now, to come up with a plan on how to reach your health goals, and keep track of your progress.

With holistic coaching, we will build upon the 4 pillars of health. These pillars work together to keep your body and mind strong and healthy. This mindbody connection is at the center of our sessions so that you can reach your optimal level of health. We will keep track of it with assessments and science-backed tools such HRV (heart rate variability).

 

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Nutritional hygiene is not only good for your looks and health, it also increases the goot gut bacteria that creates happy feelings inside your brain! Your gut actually holds the majority of cells that create serotonin, the hormone of happiness!

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Exercise

30 minutes of exercice

Building muscles doesn’t just look good and build strength, it makes you produce endorphins, a neurotransmitter that helps reduce pain and better manage stressors. Pacing your exercise can help you avoid pains and increase performance.

Sleep

7-9 hours of sleep

A good night sleep helps improves concentration, focus, mood, but also your ability to manage daily stress and pain. 

10-20 minutes of deep breathing

Heart coherence, belly breathing, meditation and visualisation have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase attention, energy and stamina. 

RELAXATION

HEALTH COACHING FOR DIS-EASE

You can feel better

Don’t let your health issues and illnesses define you and take over your life! I help you put in place sustainable nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits to regain control over your health and wellness, so you can be confident in your future and live your best life in the present. Without the overwhelm.

Autoimmunes

Weight

Nutrition

Digestive issues

Chronic illness

Stress

Intense fatigue

Food sensitivities

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You can feel better despite your diagnosis

Inflammation is a causing and aggravating factor of many chronic conditions. Unfortunately our modern “western” lifestyle fosters inflammation. Together we can work on reducing stress and inflammation, through diet, lifestyle, mental and environmental changes, so that your symptoms decrease and your overall health improves. Be ready for more energy and less pain. You could be surprised with the results!

endometriose, adenomyosis, pCOS

migraines

perimenopause

chronic fatigue

OBESITY

hashimoto

arthritis

long covid

leaky gut

SIBO

IBS

fibromyalgia

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Together we can go farther

Coaching is not a one-time-fix-all medical consultation, but rather a gradual evolution, a transformation process. It also differs from most psychological consultations in the fact that the coach is active in the process, and that it involves taking action steps and making progress towards one's goals in multiple areas of life. For that reason, in addition to being open to change, one must also take the time. The time for introspection and self-discovery. The 3-months length is therefore not chosen by chance, it is this rather the length of time proven to be needed to fully experiment with new strategies, build new life habits that stand the test of time, and to start seeing lasting results

On your quest to positive health and life outcomes, I support you in 3 major ways:

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You are not alone

All the goodwill in the world is not always enough... As a trained life, health and wellbeing coach, I am here to offer a listening ear in the absence of judgement, and give you all my attention with compassion and kindness. I abstain from offering unwanted advise, and provide it only when required. During our sessions, you are in a safe and supportive space with a trained professional.

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Self-awareness is the key

Only what you are not aware of can block you. That is why we will encourage discovery and investigation. First, through the principles of motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry, together we investigate and evaluate your personal qualities and the strengths that will help you surpass yourself. Next, based on your values, we will establish a personal health plan that is grounded and reachable, yet audacious.

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Uncover your inner wisdom

Finally we collaborate to create objectives that encourage your sense of self-efficacy and self-confidence. I then hold you accountable and offer direct feedback. For instance I do not shy away from questioning the limiting thoughts and beliefs that might hinder your progress. I also share ideas, tools, strategies and readings when needed or desired. You have all the asnwers

What my clients say about my health coaching

“I’ve found my energy back, I sleep much better and have no more insomnias”

“The fact that we worked on sleep management has been a big help for me, to find my energy back as well and therefore find my self-confidence back.

My main objective was to sleep better, find my energy back, enjoy quality moments with the kids, manage a good life balance, and feel serene. These objectives seem to all  have been met and I am thrilled about my first coaching experience. “

Geraldine V.

BELGIUM

Highly recommend!

(…) Highly recommend her to anyone dealing with chronic health issues

Martina S.

POLAND

“Coaching allowed me to eat correctly again, to then have more energy and start doing sports again”

“ it allowed me to really go towards a better, find my energy back, and retake control of my life.

Coaching allowed me to eat correctly again, to then have more energy and start doing sports again…so all beneftis for my health.”

Sophie V.

BELGIUM

WHAT IS HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING?

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Health and Wellbeing Coach do?

A Health and Wellbeing Coach acts as a mentor who keeps clients accountable. They bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and the client by helping clients to build positive, sustainable behavioural lifestyle changes. They will:

  1. Work with you to define a vision of your ideal state of health and wellbeing based on your values, priorities and needs;
  2. Motivate and empowers you by helping you uncover and expand your strengths;
  3. Listen to you and ask insightful questions;
  4. Promote self-acceptance, self-respect and self-esteem;
  5. Energise and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment;
  6. Celebrate your successes;
  7. Mentor you and show you how to coach yourself so you can replicate your successes;
  8. Helps you overcome your personal barriers and limitations or negative thinking;
  9. Is kind-hearted, supportive and compassionate;
  10. Offers a safe space free of judgment;
  11. Encourages independence and autonomy;
  12. Encourages self-efficacy - the trust that you can accomplish things on your own and motivate you to become expert in your own health;
  13. Offers education, guidance and ideas only when desired or necessary
Do you guarantee confidentiality?

Of course!

I am an independent practitioner and I am not linked to any governmental agency. In sessions with me you have a right for privacy and confidentiality.

As a Coach and as a Clinical Psychologist, I offer neutral and professional help in a benevolent and confidential setting according to both the Coach and the Belgian Psychologists Code of Deontology.

For this reason, our sessions and messages take place on encrypted platforms or in private spaces.

Is teleconsultation as efficient as face-to-face sessions?

Short answer is: yes, it is!

The concern is usually that consultations online will not be as personable than consultations in person. It is true for example that body language is not as easy to detect on the screen. This issue can be mitigated by ensuring a quality video, lighting conditions, and making appropriate use of silence. I also offer a 30' free discovery call so you can see if it would work for you.

Teleconsultation does actually offer a few advantages compared to in-person sessions:
- it is accessible to people who otherwise could not access such services locally; 

- it saves time (no driving, no traveling);

- it is more convenient (it allows you to have a session from the comfort of your own home or office);

- it often is more affordable.

The efficiency of telehealth has been proven through mutliples studies. Those studies show that the benefits of CBT therapy online is equal to those of therapy face-to-face. The same goes for coaching, where teleconsultation is more the norm.

Here are a couple of articles on this topic:
French:
https://www.psychologue.net/articles/pourquoi-choisir-une-therapie-en-ligne
English:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniesarkis/2021/02/14/online-therapy-just-as-effective-as-in-person-sessions/?sh=4f2e59164659

Wellbeing Coach vs Psychologist

Warning: Coaching is not a substitute for psychotherapy, or psychiatric or medical treatments 

Coaching vs Psychotherapy

Coaching and Psychotherapy are two complementary methodologies that correspond to different stages of well-being. When someone is in depression, they need the expertise of a mental health professional (psychologist or psychotherapist or counselor) in order to regain their initial balance and state of well-being.

The coach however, intervenes when someone wants to grow and journey towards their ideal of health and well-being. Wherever the Psychotherapist often focuses and works on the past, the coach focuses and works on the future.

The coach thus works as a complement to health experts (doctors, therapists). S.he takes the time --where the doctor often doesn't have it, to find strategies in order to support patient's objectives. S.he supports his/her client's expertise, and will help him/her follow the plan put in place by the experts in order to increase the patient's compliance to treatment.

Health Coach vs Fitness Coach

Warning: Coaching is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy!

Health Coaching vs Fitness Coach

A fitness coach is a fitness expert who creates a workout plan in order to reach your particular fitness goal (gain muscle, lose weight, runa marathon). The fitness coach consults, directs, plans and advises.

The health coach on the other hand, listens and supports your paln, and your goals. S.he  accepts and encourages your expertise about your health, wellbeing and goals. Through coaching tools and methodologies, s.he supports your objectives and works collaboratively to create your personalized health and wellbeing plan, and define your short and long term goals afterwards. Those are objectives you chose and complete.

The objective of the health coach is to motivate you, to encourage you, to support and enable your action stepsby providing you with the right guidance and tools. S.he only advises when and if the client feels stuck or asks for it explicitly.

The Health & Wellness Coach has expertise about health and wellness, and can educate you when needed on how to reach your objectives. He however does not pick the goals nor the how. He allows you to be your own expert. He does not decide what is best for you. He follows your lead.

What are my responsibilities as a client?
  1. Firslty, to engage to complete 3-months of wellness coaching ( for 3 month-plan);
  2. Next, to complete a Wellbeing Assessment;
  3. Thirdly, to engage and participate in sessions and be an actor of their health (vs a patient seeing an expert for advice) for a minimum of 5 coaching sessions;
  4. Later, sessions can be planned weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
  5. Finally, it is primordial to keep an open mind, and invite and be open to Change (as it is the main goal!)
How do coaching sessions work?
  • Initial coaching session (60-90 min.): First we review the Wellbeing Assessment and develop your personal Wellness Vision. Then we identify your priorities, strengths, and obstacles. After that we develop a personal wellness plan with 3-month and weekly goals, and set up your first steps.
  • Weekly/monthly sessions (30-40 min.): We then meet virtually or in-person to review progress towards client goals, explore challenges, find new possibilities/strategies, and set new achievable objecives for the next week.
  • 3-months review: At that time we will assess progress and celebrate your successes!

“Who will take care of your body if it isn’t you?”

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Trust and collaboration are crucial for success in coaching, so I offer a free  discovery consultation to answer your questions and see if and how I can help you. I can’t wait to meet you!

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