INTEGRATIVE HEALTH COACHING
Pamela Chamberlynn, MSW, NBC-HWC
is a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Center at Duke University as both a
Certified Integrative Health Coach Professional and a
Pamela is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board of Medical Examiners and the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching
Health & Wellness Coaching is the missing link in health care -
- The missing link between what the doctor says and you know you need and want to do to make those changes in your life that build your maximum health
- Making lifestyle changes has to be deeply personal and individualized to each person. Health coaching is designed to create a constructive partnership between the client and the coach that empowers the client to successfully and incrementally make their own changes at their own pace
"A person's behavior change is motivated primarily by a desire that is personal to her or him. A 'desire' is defined as a feeling of aspiration for a new, positive possibility."
What can Integrative Health Coaching do for me?
Most of us find it difficult to make and sustain the health changes we know are important for our well-being and long term health. It is common to know what to do - how to eat better; that we should get daily exercise; manage stress better - but we don't do it. Life seems to pull us in other, easier directions. Indeed, our society and culture is structured to promote dis-ease rather than our health and wellness.
Most causes of diseases are related to health behaviors and lifestyle.
Integrative Health Coaching is the missing link in modern health care that can help people address this problem of not being able to make and sustain behavior changes in their lifestyle. Professional Integrative Health Coaching draws upon the scientific knowledge base and wisdom of many fields of health care practice such as psychology, integrative medicine, mindfulness, life coaching, sports coaching, and executive coaching. This is the future of health care!
“People tend to think of breakthroughs in medicine as a new drug, a laser, or a high-tech surgical procedure. They often have a hard time believing that the simple choices that we make in our lifestyle?what we eat, how we respond to stress, whether or not we smoke cigarettes, how much exercise we get, and the quality of our relationships and support can be as powerful as drugs and surgery. But they often are.”
- Dean Ornish, M.D.
The Duke University Integrative Medicine Center at Duke University is a world class pioneer and leader in professional health and wellness coaching. They describe this innovative 21st century health care profession:
"The purpose of Integrative Health Coaching is to create dynamic partnerships that move people toward satisfying and healthy lifestyles. Our coaches use both innovative and practical strategies to help people
clarify what they want
- explore their options
- enhance personal accountability
- take action for optimal health."
The Integrative Health Coach Professional holds central in their practice the client's agenda. The client's agenda may include but not be replaced by the medical agenda (or the insurer's agenda, the client's spouse's agenda, or anyone else's goals and agenda for the client.)
The Integrative Health Coach is a motivational partner:
"People say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing... that's why we recommend it daily."
Coaching takes place in the context of the client's deeply personal vision and values.
Integrative Health Coaches
Integrative Health Coaching work?
Duke Integrative Medicine Center describes it this way:
health coaches work with the whole person, take time to listen to your
concerns, and ask powerful questions to help motivate you to make changes.
utilize the Duke Integrative Medicine Wheel of Health to facilitate
inquiry and personal discovery.
helps facilitate behavior change in a structured, supportive partnership
between you and your coach.
can help you to identify obstacles to change and create strategies for
provide additional resources for making healthy behavior changes.
can take place over the telephone, or in person."
Health Coaching sessions can be in person,
or anywhere in the world by phone, FaceTime, or Skype
What is the cost?
Sessions are purchased as a package and paid in advance.
Step 1: Free
20 minute call with the health coach for an initial consultation of
your coaching needs.
Step 2: New
Client Package: Includes discovery session (in-depth initial session
of 80 minutes) plus 6 sessions of 30-45 minutes each. ($110 per session, total
Choose a package of
For a 6 session
package, each session will be $115. (Sessions are 30-45 min, total of
For a 9 session
package, each session will be $100. (Sessions are 30-45 min, total of $900)
Appointments are available
Tuesday Wednesday or Thursdays 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
so you can enjoy your appointments on your lunch hour
Appointments can be scheduled at other times on request