The vast majority of current health problems could be remedied or prevented through lifestyle and dietary changes. Chronic stress also plays a major role in the development of various chronic diseases in many people’s lives. Therefore, we need to consider not only physical but also mental and emotional factors in the healing process.

Unfortunately, conventional medical practice does not include a whole person approach.

If we seek true healing, we must address the physical, mental and spiritual processes of the individual. Anything we leave out of this equation; the disease will re-emerge or manifest itself in a different form because the root problem has been ignored. Finding the root cause and addressing it through a personalized and whole-person program is the goal of a holistic health coach.

A large part of a holistic health coach’s work is equipping their client with the right tools to balance their body, mind and emotions, and maintain that balance in a long-term.

Ayurveda and Yoga are wonderful therapies to address many imbalances within the body including energetic, physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances.

Yoga asks someone to spend time being present within their body, listening to their breath and learning to use their breath to balance their mental and emotional processes. This can be a powerful healing tool, especially when yoga becomes a regular part of your life.

Holistic health coaches not only think about using yoga when an individual has structural and musculoskeletal issues, but also when there are energetic and emotional imbalances (including those which can be at the root of a physical health issue, such as digestive disturbance, headaches, and/or insomnia, for example).

Ayurveda, often called the sister science of yoga, is an ancient Indian practice, roughly translated to ‘the science of life’. It is considered to be the root of many modern naturopathic practices we are familiar with today, for example, herbal medicine and aromatherapy.

Ayurveda is unique among the many complementary options people have today. Its body-mind-spirit approach is not only entirely holistic in its application, but also emphasizes personal empowerment. Thus, the aim of a holistic health coach is to teach her/his client to heal themselves.

Learn these wonderful naturopathic approaches together with Herbal and Lifestyle Medicine that are all included in our accredited Holistic Health Coach online course.

Our aim is not only to provide lexical knowledge (although our students get a lot of that too 🙂 but to provide practical tools to get future Health Coaches ready to balance their own lives and the lives of others, in a holistic approach.

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