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The Eltrice Health Coach Clinic

Promoting Prevention and Self-Care
OPENING THIS SPRING, 2021
Free to All on Government Assistance. Please Inquire at 609-727-7751

Are You…

  • struggling with your health

  • wrestling with unhealthy habits

  • unable to follow your doctor’s advice

  • having a hard time organizing referrals and physician appointments

  • wanting better communication with your physicians

  • needing to the pros and cons of taking the COVID-19 vaccination

  • or just motivated to become healthier

Our Health Coaches Will:

  • Help you achieve a healthier lifestyle

  • Improve health outcomes

  • Enhance your overall care

  • Give you more control over your health

  • Reduce the effects of chronic conditions

  • Provide tailored programs to help you meet your
    health goals

  • Improve relationships with your health care professional

  • Provide referrals

 
What exactly is a
health coach?

Just as a sports coach can help an athlete develop and excel at a sport, a health and wellness coach can help anyone excel at living their life, even — or especially — if they have chronic medical conditions. In the health coaching will help you get the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants in your health so you can reach your self-identified health goals. You're in the driver's seat, creating your own health strategies and plans to be successful.

How does a
health coach help?

Coaching philosophy focuses on what has, can, and will work better for you. This means that instead of rooting around for problems to dwell on, a coach will work with you to harness your strengths, in order to improve the health behaviors you want to address.

What counseling technique
is used?

A key technique utilized by coaches is motivational interviewing, in which a coach asks open-ended questions intended to help their client elicit his or her own reasons for change. Instead of the doctor saying, “You need to lose weight,” a coach might ask, “How might your life be different if you lost the weight that you’ve been trying to lose?” The concept, which has been proven effective in many research studies, is that people who are changing for their own reasons, on their own terms, are far more likely to succeed when compared with someone telling them what to do — which is less motivating and is more likely to instill resistance to change.

What's the evidence
it works?

Coaching is effective for people managing a variety of health conditions. According to a recent study, coaching “results in clinically relevant improvements in multiple biomarker risk factors (including systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, and cardiorespiratory fitness) in diverse populations.”

 

Coaching has also helped improve health-related quality of life and reduced hospital admissions in patients with COPD. No wonder some doctors’ offices are offering it, some insurance companies are paying for it, and private companies are even starting to offer coaching to their employees in order to lower their healthcare costs.

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