Every day I receive emails from frustrated health coaches who are struggling to make their business work. They are passionate about helping people, but something gets in the way of their success.
Many coaches confide in me that they lack confidence in their ability to help others improve their health. They often cite not having enough knowledge to support people that come to them with health challenges.
Other coaches feel it’s not enough to simply get a certificate and start working. They crave more in-depth information about the body and how it works.
Both of those reasons are valid.
One of the keys to creating a successful health-coaching or wellness practice is to enhance your observational skills for prevention of disease.
One of the main contributors to my own success as a health coach was directly related to my thirst for understanding the body from an ancient energetic perspective. Once you understand the body and what it is saying, you can create highly effective protocols for clients for both prevention of disease and healing.
Our current healthcare system diagnoses sickness after it has already manifested, and then suppresses bodily symptoms with medication and/or surgery.
The current system is malfunctioning on many levels.
Modern medical science doesn’t get to the root cause of the imbalance, and will keep someone stuck in a loop suffering with sickness after sickness, and surgery after surgery.
For a truly holistic health model we need to start asking “why.”
- Why is this person feeling sick?
- Which organ systems are out of balance and/or not getting the nourishment they need? Liver, heart, stomach, lungs, kidneys…
- Is this person’s physical body in a state of deficiency or excess?
- What are the foods, lifestyle activities and herbs, to shift this person back into balance?
- What is the level of consciousness around this condition?
Beyond blood tests, x-rays and MRI’s, there is an entirely different set of systems and symptoms that modern medicine has yet to tap into. And, that’s where the essential healing knowledge lies. The body speaks to us in many ways to let us know that something is amiss.
Bodily symptoms should NOT be suppressed with drugs and surgeries; they should be listened to and then supported with the right energy, food and herbs and lifestyle activities.
Working professionally with clients for the past two decades, I have found the ancient teachings of understanding the body indispensable to creating healing protocols.
From headaches and stomachaches to pain and weakness, their body is talking. By listening to the symptoms, we can hone in on what their body is loudly saying it needs.
Once the imbalance is assessed, specific food choices, nourishing herbs, and lifestyle activities are all applied to support their healing process.
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Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.