Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their range of services.
Laurel Alexander redefines wellness as an integrated lifestyle and mindset process and shows that wellness coaching can be a profound and practical way to help clients make meaningful changes to their health and outlook. The book offers a wellness coaching toolbox, explaining key skills such as how to create an organic personal wellness plan, how to build client rapport and give constructive feedback, and how to apply different coaching models effectively. Practical steps and examples make it easy for any therapist or counsellor to pick up the reins of wellness coaching for themselves. Exciting new developments such as wellness diagnostic services, preventative healthcare, customised treatments and DIY healthcare are explored.
With shrewd advice and useful insights, this book is an essential resource for complementary therapists and counsellors looking to update their existing practice and tap into the rapidly expanding wellness market.
Introduction. Part I. Setting the Scene for Health Coaching. 1. Emerging Healthcare Trends. 2. Integrated Wellness Coaching. 3. Key Issues with Wellness Coaching. Part II. Wellness Coaching Skills Toolkit. 4. Core Skills Set. 5. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. 6. Additional Skills for Wellness Coaching. Part III. Applying Wellness Coaching. 7. Niching Wellness Coaching. 8. Applying Wellness Coaching. 9. Marketing Wellness Coaching. References. Further Reading.
'This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness techniques into their range of services.'
- Institute of Complementary & Natural Medicine
'This book is virtually a course in Wellness Coaching in itself and should enable any existing talking therapist to begin to incorporate it into their practice with very little difficulty. Laurel Alexander has been a therapist, coach, trainer and writer for over twenty years and brings a wealth of experience to the techniques outlined in the book.'
- NCP: Fidelity, Journal for the NCP.
Laurel Alexander is a complementary therapist, coach, trainer and widely published author with over 20 years of experience in the wellness industry. She runs Wellness Professionals at Work, providing business coaching for healthcare professionals and a range of accredited wellness courses. She is a qualified reflexologist, nutritionist and stress manager and is currently the business coach for the Association of Reflexologists, the International Stress Management Association and the National Council of Psychotherapists. She is based in Sussex, UK.
2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-063-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Edited by Felicity Baker and Sylka Uhlig
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