Getting a Fresh Start
As we start this New Year, we have a great opportunity to set our intention about how we want to live our lives in 2012. One of the most powerful things that we can do for ourselves, one which will radiate out into all aspects of our lives, is to take care of our bodies and our health.
Let’s start by taking a look at your health right now. We spend so much of our lives focused on what is going on in our outside world; how about spending a minute focusing on yourself and this body you’re living in?
Consider the following questions: Do you feel well? Does your body feel comfortable? Are your clothes fitting comfortably? Are you carrying extra weight? How is your energy level? How would you rate your energy, on a scale of 1 – 10? Do you have an adequate amount of energy to get you through your day, or do you feel run down and tired? How often do you feel this way? Are you ready to start feeling better and having more energy? If, so, you’ve come to the right spot.
As a nutritional therapist and life coach, I work with clients every day, helping them to improve their lives by taking better care of themselves. It is one of the great joys in my life to help people achieve their health and their weight goals, and I am witness to how dramatically these changes improve not only their health, but every part of their lives. The hardest step for most people is getting started. I can help with that. I have developed several programs that offer an abundance of support, guidance, education, and powerful, effective tools to amplify your progress.
I offer one-on-one personal health coaching, along with nutritional de-tox and hCG programs to accelerate the process of getting you to your weight and health goals. These programs are personally designed and carefully supervised to make sure that you not only drop the weight, but learn what factors contributed to your excess weight in the first place and teach you how to permanently change your eating habits and lifestyle so that you achieve sustainable results. I operate my hCG program under the direction of Dr. Joseph Wessels, ND, and every client is properly screened to make sure that this program is safe and supportive and appropriate for you.
In addition to individual programs and coaching, I have developed classes to fit your individual needs and build a healthy, supportive community around you. My teaching partner Laura Boulton, health coach and healthy chef, provides an essential hand’s on, interactive food experience, complete with food demonstrations, creative solutions, healthy substitutions and loads of healthy recipes.
Together, we teach:
∙ Emotional Eater’s Re-Boot – a 12 week course designed to transform your relationship with food. This class will give you clarity and insight about what is underneath your compulsive patterns with food, teach you strategies that will help you to make huge shifts in your perspective and habits around eating, support you as you move through your personal obstacles, and explore in-depth, everything relating to what and how and why you eat the way you do. This class is based on the work of Geneen Roth, one of the leaders in studying the connection between our emotions and eating.
∙ Healthy Lifestyle Class – a continuing, twice monthly class. A fabulous way to embrace your health and weight goals. Very hands on and interactive. This class addresses all aspects of healthy living and achieving your natural weight. You will receive lots of support and guidance in creating a lifestyle program tailored to your needs and your goals.
You will learn:
What to eat and drink and why
How to make better food choices
How to cook healthy meals and snacks that taste great
How to achieve your weight goals
How to shop at the grocery store
How to read and understand food labels
How to get your body moving in a fun, supportive way
How to create more balance and joy in your life
You will receive individual, personal and group support
* Class includes guided tours of the grocery store, food co-op and farmer’s market. Also, included are coach guided walking groups and workout partners. Lending library for supportive books and DVD’s available.
This class is a great follow up to your Emotional Eater’s Re-Boot class, helping you to build momentum as you continue forward on your path of healthy awareness and healthy choices.
As you ring in the New Year, I hope that you will join us by taking the first step towards creating a year filled with vibrant health and energy. Classes start this week, call 360.378.5660 for registration and details.
Warmest Wishes to All!
By Shelly Van Skyhawk, NTP