Health and Wellness Coaching
The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching defined Health and Wellness Coaching as the following:
“Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well-being. In the course of their work health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change and honoring that each client is an expert on his or her life, while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.” (https://nbhwc.org/)
Health and Wellness coaching is key in guiding people to create a life of happiness and well-being. The role of a coach is to assist individuals and/or groups in creating goals and sustaining those goals. It provides accountability to individuals.
Meditation is essentially a practice of quieting the mind, looking inward and making one aware of what is going on around them and in their life path. It is the process of letting go, being in the here and now, letting go of expectations and just be. There are many different types of meditation; guided, Transcendental, movement, focused, music, walking, mantra, spiritual, Zen, prayer and so forth.
Reiki is a healing method using life force energy (also known as Reiki energy) via the “laying of hands”. An attuned Reiki practitioner will channel the life force energy by either laying their hands on or above the client’s chakra system to work to open up the energy and reduce or alleviate energy blockages, therefore, helping a body to go into a healing and relaxation mode. Reiki does not do the actual healing, but prepares the body to activate its healing abilities, which can allow the body to work to relieve pain, assist with sleeping problems, etc. Reiki also allows for the heart to open up to heal emotional issues, work to manifest goals as well as create a better sense of oneself. It is best to have an intention, or a goal set up for the session between the practitioner and client.