Healthy Lifestyle Philosophy

Life in the judgement free zone

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I am often asked what the benefits of Health Counseling are.  When I actually had to sit down and think about it I realized that it is the balance between being held accountable and being able to have a safe place to air your true feelings without being judged.

Think about it – who do you usually talk to when you’re upset or need advice?  Well, for most people it’s their close friends or family and let’s face it – they have their own motives for wanting you to think or be a certain way.  For example, your friends know the you that you have always been, whatever that may mean to you.  Now, what happens when you want to change?  I know from my own past experiences that a lot of the time they are not too happy to see the old you go.  You might be happy with the change that you’re making, but they’re just upset because they don’t know how to respond to you now that you’re not the same person anymore.  This can lead to frustration on both sides.

Wheras when you’re meeting with a Health Counselor or Health Coach, however you prefer to think of it, their only goal is for you to get better.  If leaving behind a bad relationship is what’s best for you, that’s what they will support you to do.  If eating more greens is what you need, that’s what they will support you to do.  There is no ulterior motive in your talks with a coach.

At the same time though, a good coach knows how to keep you accountable.  Most people need some sort of a direction, which is why they seek help in the first place.  It is particularly hard to navigate the sea of health and wellness without someone who knows how to see through the mis-representations, because there is so much information out there.  Personally I believe that it’s also because of the reason that everyone eats.  You wouldn’t see people telling  builder how to frame a house, because not everyone frames everyday.  However, because we all eat and watch television, we all believe that we have a right to tell others what to do by way of their diets.  This can be really dangerous when it comes to food.

It is a very special gift to be able to share with someone whose sole purpose is to help you get well, but it’s also great to have that same person give you a kick in the butt when you need it 🙂


For those of you that need more support you can always reach me by sending an e-mail to chantell@elementalhealthandwellness.com or visiting my website
I hope that you enjoyed this entry.

Author: Chantell

Have you been wanting to make a healthy change but didn't know where to start? Well, you've found it. My mission for my counseling practice is to improve the health of those who never realized quite how important it was before. I want to show the path to those who might have wanted to find it,but got so lost with all the information out there that they didn't know where to look. You deserve to be healthy and happy - all it takes on your part is a decision to make it happen and to have a good support system in place.

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