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Client-Centered Directiveness: An Oxymoron That Works – Part One

At its very foundation, coaching is client-centered. The work of Carl Rogers profoundly influenced the founders of the life coaching profession. Yet, among the thousands of health and wellness coaches we have trained at Real Balance (http://www.realbalance.com), the question of … Continue reading

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The Health And Wellness Coach’s Value Proposition

Every potential coaching client is looking to have the question ‘What’s in it for me?’ answered. Every coach needs to be able to succinctly answer that question by conveying what they will provide for their client. Potential coaching clients are … Continue reading

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If It Only Was That Simple: The Illusion Of Explanatory Depth

When faced with overwhelming, frightening and ultimately complex problems we tend to search for simplistic answers. Perhaps this is an adaptive attempt originating in the deep part of our brain known as the amygdala, where fear triggers our survival instincts … Continue reading

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A Thousand Pots of Brown Rice: A Mindful Way To Be Well

We all want to be as healthy as we can be, and are usually anxious to get there quickly, like it was a destination we could actually arrive at. Mastering a wellness lifestyle is rather like mastering any art, craft … Continue reading

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Refining Coaching Linguistics: Verbal Tics, Placeholders and Fingerprint Words

In a recent New York Times article, writer Gregg Easterbrook shared this observation of modern day speech. “The verbal tic of saying “real quick” is surging ahead of “you know” in the American lexicon. “You know” is an empty expression, … Continue reading

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Delivering The Behavioral Side Of Lifestyle Medicine Through Wellness Coaching

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates 420 B.C – 370 B.C. Healthcare providers have been prescribing … Continue reading

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Time Affluence: What New Findings Mean For The Wellness Coach

No matter how intensely we human beings think about time, the Earth rotates on its axis in the same twenty-four hour cycle. Yet time is all about our perception of it, and far too frequently we view it as a … Continue reading

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