It’s September and it’s back to school – time to bone up on our wellness strategies. In today’s complicated world, we need help deciphering complex, contradictory, and confusing health information. Similar to deciphering complex legal information where a legal consultant is necessary, a coach/educator is often needed to navigate the vast arena of health and wellness information and make it useable. When choosing a health educator or health coach be sure to ask about their credentials: Where did they get their education? Are they certified in their area of specialty? How many related credentials do they have? How long have they been teaching or coaching? What is their personal relationship to health and wellness or to illness? Is their primary goal to sell products? In other words, you need to get the “Wholistic” view before you choose someone to help with your personal goals.
Workshops which are conducted in a safe, caring, and supportive environment allow each participant to express and develop their unique gifts. Classes should be designed to inform, inspire, and empower, allowing individual self-discovery through a combination of shared information and experiential sessions. The instructor should be sensitive to the needs of the group, using effective coaching skills such as deep listening and authenticity. So check out your options today – plan now to make your health and wellness a priority and head back to school!
Some of the workshops available from Wellness Paths include:
- Holistic Stress Management
- Humor – Jest for the Health of It!
- Eating Outside the Box
- Blessed or Stressed?
- Empowering Strategies for Hidden Health Hazards
- What’s so Funny about Aging?
- Care & Feeding of the Body, Mind, & Spirit (also available as a CE class for nurses and social workers)
- Aromatherapy for Health & Enjoyment