What is Health and Wellbeing Coaching?

Wellbeing Coaching by Dr Claire Maguire

Here at Raw Horizons Academy we specialise in Health and Wellbeing Coaching. How is this different from regular Coaching?

As a health and wellbeing coach, you learn all the life coaching skills PLUS the additional expertise of coaching for health and for wellbeing.

So, what is wellbeing? Wellbeing can be defined as health, happiness and success. However these terms are very subjective in their meaning and have a different truth for every person.

A more objective definition, from the World Health Organisation, is that overall wellbeing is a state in which an individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

We strongly believe that wellbeing underlies all areas of life and that there is inevitably crossover between personal and professional spheres.

Over the last 50 years, we in Britain have become richer. Despite this, evidence from surveys – in which people were asked to rate their own happiness or mental wellbeing – shows that overall wellbeing has not improved.

As more and more people deal with stress, low energy, overwhelm, anxiety and depression they are now turning to positive ways to overcome such pressures. Enter the role of the health and wellbeing coach: to re-motivate, re-inspire, re-energise and help people get back on track and more out of life.

Using methods and techniques that Dr Claire Maguire herself used to regain her own self-confidence, re-set her goals and recreate a positive body image after her trauma with breast cancer, she developed her own proprietary program for health and wellbeing coaching.

Together with working with thousands of people through her successful private coaching practice plus her decade of holding residential retreat programs, she has refined her coaching techniques and skills into her unique Health and Wellbeing Coach Training Course.

Based on the same underlying foundations as Coaching, a wellbeing coach is there to guide his or her client to bring about a clearer understanding of their issues or concerns, help to reframe and re-interpret, look forward to their aspirations and the goals they wish to achieve, and inspire the necessary changes in their behaviour to ensure the realisation of those objectives and desires.

By skilfully listening, questioning, reflecting, encouraging, challenging and supporting, a wellbeing coach guides their client to look to the future by helping them design and execute their own solutions to their problems and challenges.

Read more about our Health and Wellbeing Coach Training Modules here


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