Empowerment Coaching looks at balancing all aspects of wellness! Michelle has a unique ability to work on helping people connect the mind with the body. She offers personal and group sessions to assist people in eliminating old behaviorial patterns and fears and to guide them towards new pathways of self growth and transformation. Below is an idea of the wellness components she strives to focus on with each individual. She even can develop personal wellness programs using environmental elements that assist with altering nervous system function.
“A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” Lao-Tzu
Our society today has had a very narrow perspective of the definition of health. Our lack of a more widened focus views healthy individuals as being absent of disease. Individuals, born with or acquiring some sort of disability throughout their lifetime, are often less supported and viewed as present with disease. The history of companies face today when they design wellness programs and initiate health care and dental programs for their employees. Is someone disabled if they are physically handicapped or is disability in the workplace extending to those who acquire ADHD, depression, and eating disorders. Are these companies providing or creating venues that are cost effective eventually in the long run? Once business owners and members in the health care industry recognize and accept that health is not static but a dynamic, changing, and multifactorial -shifting on a continuum during a persons journey through life, they will find it easier to understand how a person with a disability can improve or worsen his or her health in the same manner as everyone else. The only difference is that people with disabilities are more susceptible to secondary health conditions.
It is difficult for people with disabilities or not, to be fully embodied or disease free throughout our lifetime. Specific attention to prevention strategies for people with disabilities is arising and need attention. Times are changing and are paradigm of thinking is changing as well. Health Care professionals are starting to look deeply at the cause of our problems without running to diagnose and treat. Overall wellness is in our future, so how do we get there?
Definition of Wellness/Components
Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Environmental, Occupational, Financial, Medical, Intellectual
Levels of organization in body, Body Systems ( Cardiovascular/ Respiratory/ Circulatory/ Digestive/ Nervous / Endocrine)
Nervous System—Mind body link/neural adaptations, Muscle Fiber, Basic kinesiology of exercise, Basic training Principles/ assessments, Adaptations/ LAWS to training- FITT principle/ Wolf’s Law, Training Loads, Exercise prescription- cardio, endurance, strength, flexibility, Workout Guidelines
Food and Nutrition
(You are what u Eat)
Developing proper eating habits/weight reduction
Making the Best food choices (veg/grains, sugars, organic/nonorganic)
Obesity/weight reduction (sedentary lifestyle, medications, poor nutrition, culture, Processed Foods/Toxins, Eating to facilitate neurotransmission
Vitamins/Minerals/ Supplementation/ herbs, Estimating caloric needs, Designing colorful healthy foods around a person’s culture and socioeconomic background
Writing goals/ intentions disease or no disease, Visualization exercises, Positive/ negative environmental stressors, Managing Stress, Proper Sleep, Coping strategies/, Breathing Exercises, Contact with others, Contributing through paid work or volunteering
Designing Wellness program in any settings
(Schools/Day programs/Group homes/Clinics)
Light, Colors, Sounds/ Rhythms/ Music, Smells, Brainwaves