The term “health coach” is a relatively new term that is finding its way into our everyday life. You may have heard of a friend or acquaintance who lost weight or was able to overcome a chronic condition with the help of a health coach. Or perhaps your doctor or chiropractor advised you to connect with a health coach for support with a particular health goal. Or maybe your local yoga studio, gym or spa hosted a talk by a health coach.
Articles from: August 2012
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past thirty years. Obese children are at higher risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea and many other complications. It also can lead to many health issues including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. There is hope though. Prevention for childhood obesity is just a few healthy choices away.
Anyone who loves a child with special needs wants to see that child grow and develop to his or her full potential. Many parents go searching for ways to bring this about but, instead, may be faced with professionals who are focused on the child’s limitations rather than what is possible. This is when the search often begins for natural alternatives that concentrate on more hopeful outcomes for the child. The Feldenkrais Method® for learning is just such a method that can make the seemingly impossible possible by tapping into the vital relationship between movement and learning. Feldenkrais practitioners foster an approach that focuses on what the child does successfully so as to begin to embrace each child’s full potential.
The patient was a frail, elderly woman who was in the hospital for the fourth time in six months. Her loving daughter had made a promise that she would never let her mother go to a nursing home, yet now she was facing a heart-wrenching dilemma. She knew her mother needed more nursing care than she knew how to provide. She also realized that the repeated hospitalizations and trips to the doctor were taking a toll on her mother and herself. The daughter began to remember what she had gone through with her father a few years earlier and tears welled up in her eyes.
As children we’re just like sponges, taking everything in and believing all that we’re told. If you were used to living with people who were constantly finding fault with themselves, you, or others, you may have learned to speak to yourself with disdain or feel ashamed. It’s these assumptions and negative beliefs that something is wrong with you that triggers you to feel unsafe in so many situations.