Health and Vitality Coaching
Health and Vitality Coaching with Simon Heale
What is a Health Coach
Become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.
A Professional Health Coach is a type of life coach, (who can practice as a life coach too), but is trained to specialise in Health, Nutrition & Wellness; Health Coaches care deeply about, and have the skills and training to influence the overall health, wellness and happiness of everyone they work with.
Create a new and healthy life-plan
With a Health Coach, clients create a brand new vision of health and wellbeing for their lives and a redefined set of health values; a Health Coach will then support them to overcome barriers and limiting beliefs and invent a personalised health strategy that they not only follow with ease, but love following too.
Take weight loss as an example – studies show that up to 95% of people regain the weight they have lost and often gain more. Some studies have also shown that only 50% of heart disease patients are successful in making the right changes to protect their health.
Next FREE Introduction to Blood Sugar Balancing talk
Wed 5th July at 7pm contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness: MBSR Courses
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme was devised by Jon Kabat-Zin during his tenure at the University of Massachusets Medical Centre to assist people with pain and a range of conditions and life issues that were initially difficult to treat in a hospital setting. It uses a combination of mindfulness meditation body awareness, and yoga to help people become more mindful.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program consists of four or eight 1.5 -2 hour sessions over 8 consecutive weeks. These sessions are a balance of didactic teaching, experiential practice, and small and large group processing.
There is approximately an hour’s worth of daily homework assignments which include guided relaxation & meditation practices, reading, and written reflection exercises. What is important to understand is that your success in the program, whether that is to diminish your pain levels, stabilize your mood, or be less stressed, is directly related to your commitment to fully engage in the entire 8 week process, inside and outside of the classroom.
The essence of the course is the development of a more mindful way of living.
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention on purpose in the present moment, without judgment. It is simple but not easy. It is innate but underdeveloped. It is the heart of the body/mind connection. These eight weeks are a special opportunity to slow down and pay attention to how the body, mind, and emotions actually operate in real time, in each moment.
Through the formal practices of the body scan meditation, breath awareness, mindful movement, and mindful meditation, attention is directed inwardly. These are called formal practices as they require time and space outside of daily activities. They are restorative and help physiologically regulate the nervous system.
From the formal practices we increase our capacity to bring mindful awareness to ourselves in our daily life. This is sometimes called the informal practice of mindfulness because we don’t have to stop what we are normally doing to be mindful. This is key to the transformative potential of the program.
Stress reactivity, the feeling of being stressed and pressured, is in many cases a bad habit. The MBSR process encourages us to investigate our direct experiences of living, working, and relating and recognize the habit patterns that may be contributing to our suffering.
Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl sums up the MBSR learning process well by reminding us, “Between stimulus and response there’s a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
The power to self-regulate the nervous system and the power to re-pattern our neurological pathways is now known to be measurable and teachable. The MBSR program has pioneered bringing these inner resources into a learnable format. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an investment in your health and wellbeing long into the future.
When is the next MBSR course?
The 8 part MBSR course over 8 weeks will begin early January 2017 in my three London locations:
Corehealth: Cost £275
Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, SW10 9PJ: Cosy £275
London Bridge: Psychosynthesis Centre, London Bridge ON: Mon 630pm Cost: £275
I teach in small groups of 4 – 6 so places are limited and will go quickly.
If you are interested in finding out more about Mindfulness and how it can help you be with thoughts, feelings and sensations in a more helpful way, you can find articles here or you can call me on 07932 393972 and we can arrange a meeting.
The price for the MBSR 8 week programme is £275.
To reserve your place or for more information contact email@example.com
I hold taster sessions throughout the year so please contact me to reserve your place on one.
Meditation Classes for All
These weekly classes on a Thursday evening are for anyone wanting to learn more about meditation and Mindfulness or for those more experienced meditators who want to practice in a group setting.
The meditations will vary each week, not wholly Mindfulness based, drawing from all forms of the traditions and practices and influenced by individual or group needs.
Evening Meditation Class
Thursdays 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Cost: Special Offer £30 for a block of 5 weeks
Or £7 drop-in
To reserve your place please email Simon