What is a holistic coach and who should have one?

The body and mind have a powerful connection! Emotional pain can turn to physical pain and physical pain impacts emotional pain.

Those struggling with “mysterious” symptoms may want to seek out a holistic coach. Symptoms may come in the form of food sensitivities or pain that remains undiagnosed.

Feeling sick and not knowing why leads to frustration and increased symptoms.

A holistic coach helps their client step back and take a big picture look at what is happening with the mind and body.

What can you expect from a holistic coach?

Although your coach is looking at your health with a wide lens, the best coaches specialize. You can expect your holistic coach to approach your symptoms with specificity. General holistic coaches tend to get general results. So, look for a coach that specializes in your particular concern.

A lot of holistic coaches specialize in mental and emotional support. How do these coaches differ from licensed therapists? A holistic coach is a certified professional, not licensed. They are proficient in anatomy and physiology. However, they will not diagnose, treat or prescribe. Instead, they will work with you to bring harmony to the body and ignite its natural ability to heal.

Most holistic coaches do not accept insurance. Be prepared to pay for your consultation. Holistic coaching ranges from $150 – $1000 per hour. It all depends on the coach’s experience, proven results, and the depth of their program.

Your holistic coach may also refer you to someone in traditional medicine. This is a normal next step for some seeking holistic care. Professional holistic coaches are aware when something is outside of their scope. In this case, referrals are common.

Holistic coaches spend a lot of time with their clients. Spending 2-3 hours with your coach is not unusual, especially on the first visit. You can also expect a lot of lifestyle changes. Holistic coaches recommend everything from changes in employment to changes in food. Some holistic coaches recommend supplements or essential oils to help the body heal. However, these recommendations should not be excessive.

How does a person become a holistic coach?

Most holistic coaches hold multiple certifications. Holistic Coaching is a certified profession and not a licensed profession. There are schools that specialize in holistic coaching. Most holistic coaches start out as health or life coaches. In recent years, Aromatherapy coaches are also moving into the holistic coach space.

A qualified holistic coach will have:

1. At least one certification in wellness from an accredited school
2. Completed courses in Anatomy and Physiology
3. Conducted case studies with the oversight of an experienced coach
4. Graduated at 85% GPA or higher and completed at least 250 hours of coursework

Hiring a holistic coach is an excellent way to address many chronic concerns of the mind and body. It is a welcomed alternative for those looking for complete support for their health.

For more information on becoming a successful holistic coach, schedule a consultation with Holistic Champions owner, Renee Hughes – https://reneeahughes.as.me/launchyourbusiness

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