23 Nov Integrative Wellness Coaching – A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors
by Laurel Alexander
Wellbeing author, consultant, coach
By presenting a holistic and integrated health and wellbeing approach to personalised care through wellness coaching, this handbook provides theory, insights, best practices, case studies and CPD activities in order to deepen practitioners’ knowledge and experience. Integrative wellness is about working in collaboration and is a partnership between the professional and the patient with the latter understanding that they can take as much control as is possible for their own health and wellbeing. This book helps form this collaboration by exploring the co-creation of personalised care plans, effective coaching skills and cognitive-behavioural interventions including motivational coaching for patient activation, as well as flexible ways to provide wellness coaching. Exploring how the mind-body connection can improve the patient’s journey, Integrative Wellness Coaching is an invaluable guide for any healthcare practitioner who wants to embrace their patients’ lifestyle choices and mindsets toward their own health.
Life is so busy for us all we tend to work with a solution-based system when we fall ill in any way. This book written by the brilliant and innovative Laurel Alexander demonstrates a preventative approach to wellness which can be woven into our more traditional ways. An excellent read. Ray Freeman BA(Hons) PGCE FNCIP, Director of Operations of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists.