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Why I'm a Health Coach
In April 2011, I heard the words no 36 year old expects to hear "You have breast cancer".....that unforgettable moment is engraved in my memory like it was 5 minutes ago - its safe to say it was a gamechanger!
From that day on, my life, and the way I lived it, was never the same. Following the usual succession of treatments (lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy), I realised I needed to rethink how I was doing things.
Living in Bristol in the United Kingdom at the time, I was lucky enough to be near the amazing centre that is Penny Brohn Cancer Care, a wonderful wellness charity helping us understand that good health is about more than whats going on in our bodies, but also our mental, emotional and spiritual health (plus the realisation that I really didn't eat enough vegetables!).
Five years later and I'm a changed woman! On returning to my homeland New Zealand, I realised I no longer had passion for my previous career in television editing, and so building on my psychology degree, personal experience of illness and healing, and current training as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach through IIN, I want to spread the good news (so to speak, and in a non-religious way!)!
With a new respect for my body and the delicious and very precious vehicle it is, I'm on a mission to discover, experiment with and communicate what living well and with good health really means.
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
I received my training as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories (if you think that sounds confusing it sure is, but I can make it easy for you!) practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Drawing on this knowledge, I'll help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits you - your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
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During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. In addition to this I have a Psychology degree from Waikato University (where I finished in the top 10%), and the experience of transforming my own life. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
I would recommend Jan to anyone who wants to try a different approach to gaining a healthier lifestyle.
LG, Marketing Manager, Auckland