Check this out – a great article from Wired magazine on health coaching!
A doctor quoted in the article says that she notices it takes 15 minutes for patients to open up and really confide in her with crucial information. This is so true! I notice this in our work with patients all the time. After 15 minutes they’ll come out with:
“Oh I forgot to mention, I had my gall bladder removed”
“Oh and I’m not sure if it’s relevent, but I drink 2 of Diet Sprite a day.”
“I’m also on Lexapro for anxiety” or “Prilosec for heartburn.” etc etc.
It’s super exciting to see that health coaching is entering the mainstream – we can make a HUGE difference by taking more time to ask questions and listen to patients!
If anyone is interested in attending my amazing nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, they are offering $1000 off tuition until Monday November 11! Email me with questions or call the school at 877.730.5444.
Peace and brussels sprouts!