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Health Coaching as an Intervention for Picky Eaters

by Simon Matthews Many of us have come into contact with picky eaters over the course of our careers. Whether you’re a family physician, a dietitian, nutritionist, a psychologist like I am, or any number of other allied health professionals, the likelihood is that picky eating or fussy eating has been a feature of some […]


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What is Mind-body Medicine?

by Christina Lombardo, PhD, MCC, NBC-HWC Mind-body medicine is one of the fastest growing evidence based areas of healthcare.  According to Moss et al. (2003) mind-body medicine is a revolutionary 21st century approach to managing one’s health that includes combining a wide-range of behavioral and lifestyle interventions including wellness coaching, along with traditional medical interventions.  […]


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Four Steps to a Mindful Pause

Wellcoaches Professional Health and Wellness Coach Cami Smalley’s book, Mindful Pause: A Self-Care Guide to Resilience and Well-Being Stop.Breathe.Think.Choose, arrived on the literary horizon it seems at just the right time. In early March when her book was first launching and we were just starting to hear rumblings about a potential health concern, she shared her thoughts […]


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Coaching in a Pandemic

Barrett McBride, PhD, MCC As I was doing some pandemic research for this post, two curious book titles resurfaced on multiple search pages: The Art of Saying No and The Joy of Imperfection. As I thought through the possibilities, I landed on uncertainty as a connection. How has the criteria changed for our decision-making today […]


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Coaching for Intentional Change

A new article titled Leadership Coach Effectiveness as Fostering Self-Determined, Sustained Change, features Intentional Change Theory developed for leadership coaching by Richard Boyatzis. This theory is quite similar to the Wellcoaches vision tool, developed independently for the Wellcoaches curriculum in 2002 for health and wellness coaches. The Wellcoaches blog on this article is adapted from […]


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Here’s an important question for you…

Does coaching improve health? This is an important question for 160+ million people in the US, and multiples of that number globally, who have a health risk or chronic condition that can be improved by health-giving habits of mind and body. It’s also an important question for doctors and healthcare providers, leaders, employers, healthcare systems, […]


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We’ve come a long way baby…

Positive psychology and coaching psychology are growing up together. Let’s flash back 20 years to the birth of Wellcoaches and the launch of the health and wellness coaching industry. That was also the time when a new science of happiness, virtue, and optimal functioning —named positive psychology — was called for by Martin Seligman and […]


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The Road Paved with Good Intentions

This month at the Institute of Coaching we featured a literature meta-analysis and a scientific webinar by Siegfried Greif on the theory and application of “implementation intentions.” Before we discuss the theory and the meta-analysis, let’s consider the nature of “intention.” The wisdom of the inadequacy of intentions goes back a long way – the proverb – the road […]


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Lifestyle and Life Expectancy

Lifestyle and Life Expectancy: Five Factors to Minimize Health Risks An international team of scientists just released an original research article, “Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population” published April 30, 2018 in Circulation1. The abstract for this important paper is available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2018/04/25/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047 This international team from the US, […]


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Coaching Key to Journey-to-Wellness

In August 2017, the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published our article entitled “Integrating Health Coaching with a Medical Fitness Program to Treat Chronic Health Conditions.”   Brad Roy, Ph.D. is the lead author of this work and it is co-authored by other members of his Kalispell staff (Pam Roberts, M.D., Cathy Lisowski, M.S.), Miranda P. […]


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