How to Partner with LizzieB’s doTerra Team

Simple instructions on how to become a doTerra Wellness Advocate

(with a free webshop)

or Wholesale Buyer – no monthly fees!

What is Doterra?

Doterra was formed in 2008 and offers a range of products ranging from therapeutic grade essential oils to Doterra oil infused toothpaste and supplements They are sold on a philosophy of natural living by Doterra distributor that speaks very loudly to millions of people around the world.

What are Doterra essential oils?

Doterra essential oils are natural compounds found in various parts of plants, which give plants not only their fragrance but also their immunity, which is the root of their wellness capabilities for humans.

Where does Doterra operate? 

Doterra has already a strong presence in North America, Europe, Oceania, Latin America and Asia and continues to expand due to the attractiveness of its product line and to the wide variety of resources available the Doterra consultant which help get the word out about Doterra essential oils in a healthy lifestyle.

What is my competition?

Personally, I believe in cooperation over competition. Doterra oils have a massive impact on  wellness and overall health. In the MLM (direct marketing) industry, they are the best game in townWhether you join the team as a wholesale customer or an Advocate, you get the ease of direct purchase and the opportunity to share your experiences with others, too.

There are only a few companies doing as well and creating great earnings for the doTerra Advocate who want to work just a few hours a week. doTerra products are perfectly timed with an international market that’s hungry for natural wellness products, that are high quality, safe, and pure.

If you choose the basic doTerra Wellness Advocate business package you will get:

  • A new, stable and reliable opportunity that was Founded in 2008
  • A company that is debt free company with no outside funding
  • The possibility to gain unlimited earning potential
  • A company that has a high retention rate of over 65% which is one of the highest in the industry
  • Considering these products are not sold in the local supermarket as a Doterra distributor you will be the main method and outlet for product sales
  • As a Doterra Wellness Advocates (Doterra distributor) you will get 25% off all Doterra Products
  • Additionally, a Doterra Wellness Advocates receives a Free webshop to market your Doterra business and a Free back office to manage your Doterra business
  • There is No monthly fee once you have paid your enrollment fee. If you purchase a product enrollment kit the enrollment fee is waived. Click here to see the advantages of being either a customer or a doTerra Wellness Advocate!
  • Finally, you are able to sponsor new distributors and receive bonuses on their sales and of course if they sponsor someone, from their sales also.
  • Plus, you get support and experience of your sponsor, which is me, an advanced holistic nurse and experienced health and wellness advocate!

To become a Doterra rep read these simple enrollment instructions:

  1. Click here to be directed to the Doterra distributor enrollment page!
  2. Next choose the your language and country
  3. Choose “Wellness Advocate” and click continue
  4. Fill in your details
  5. Enroller ID and Sponsor ID is: 5488623
  6. Choose your kit (there are many prices available, to suit all budget sizes. If you purchase one of the many enrolment kits you don’t pay the startup fee)
  7. All packages includes a free webshop, back office and no monthly fee
  8. Click Continue
  9. Pay for your order

In a few minutes you will receive an email welcoming from Doterra and access to your Doterra Wellness Advocate Membership.

Making the decision to become a Doterra rep will be one of the best decision you will ever make. Be sure to choose your sponsor wisely, because the choice is yours.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

 

 

 

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the Real Food Factor

Stepping out of the trap of what others expect.

This is going to be a personal experience blog post – one that I believe in for the sake of transparency and authenticity. And, it’s about health improvement and weight loss and getting my head straight.

Today, I started by considering the things in life that I don’t want.

  • I don’t want to be a burden for others to have to care for as I age
  • I don’t want to watch my own self wither farther away because of depression and decisions that someone else made for me.
  • I don’t want to live a normal life.
  • I don’t want to keep eating foods (or ‘phoods’) that leave me wanting, empty, fat, and aging.
  • I don’t want migraines any more
  • I don’t want to be at an unhealthy BMI and weight any more.

And one of the main decisions, thanks to the concept being reiterated until I finally “get it,” is that I don’t care what works for other people – it does not work for me. And I am tired of trying to fit in. As Joshua Rosenthal said – there is a difference is fitting in and fitting out. Since I realize now that I don’t fit in very well, I’m really happy with fitting out. That means I get to choose.

Did you know you get to choose?

  • What you eat and when
  • What you wear and when
  • Where you go and what and when you do
  • What size your body is
  • How fit your body is
  • What you believe

And, it’s a journey. It’s movement one bit at a time and one moment at a time. One little, tiny decision, at a time.

I really appreciate what Louise L. Hay said, when she explained that:

“the only point of power you have is right now, in this moment. You can always resist something when you decide to do it.”

With all that said, I’m on a mission for me and it will be evolving. Maybe you wonder about complying with society’s demands, too.

But let’s be very clear: there is a health crisis all around us. There is a conspiracy to get us to eat more of the processed foods, animal-sourced foods, foods with chemicals and insecticides unlabeled, fast-food is cheap and vegetables are expensive. Why is this? Because your health is not worth much to Big Agriculture and those who make money off your choices and illnesses.

It’s entirely your choice, just as it’s mine. And it’s not an easy choice.

Sometimes you’ll be doing the Hokey-Pokey with one foot in and one foot out. But that’s fine. It’s the Hokey-Pokey that might make it okay one day for you to put both feet in, jump out, and jump back in. It’s a journey. One decision at a time.

For myself, I’m tired of it. Just simply tired of feeling tired.

#realfoodfactorplantbasedweightloss #letsdothis #liveinauthenticity #noshame

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

 

 

 

Food Experiments and Innate Wisdom

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you doBenjamin Spock

Learning to trust is an important success in life.

If you are a client or patient of mine, you’ll know that we work toward developing a measure of introspection. The ability to look within requires a specific discipline to stay the course until you can learn to trust what’s inside, little by little. The way in is never the same for everyone, or even any two people, really.

Sometimes the work might be facilitated by Story, by Journal, by food experiments, or by practicing assertive  presence and communication skills in a safe setting. It takes a conversation to designate your very own path and interest, paired with your willingness and desire to see results.

What ever modality, or combination of modalities is chosen, the perseverence is what is important to arrive at a successful place. Success, here, is measured by your own assessment.

Because learning to trust one area of your life opens up your ability to trust your own innate wisdom in all of your life.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Money and Your Health, Pt. 3

After we’ve journaled and explored our relationship with money, we probably now have identified some fears and some concerns we have.

The final piece of exploring our money situation is developing the ability to look at our finances without judgment or a place of fear, but instead with love. Love. This means being able to tell ourselves the truth about our individual selves and money. Without fear or judgment. This ability to look at our relationship with money without fear and with love is an important step in becoming financially free.

When we make the decision to be loving and fearless, we are in a position to reclaim our power and view our finances differently:

  • First, we can be honest about our current financial state. This is where you assess how much debt you have, how much money earn, and how much you are spending. It’s important to be nonjudgemental, confident, calm and objective.

(Sharing my own experience, I would look at the concept of “income,” simple as it sounds. I would get stuck because my mind would bring up questions like, “what about taxes?;” “what about automatic deductions?” and I would give up before I started. Why? Because it was easier to stay stuck out of fear, than it was to look squarely at what the flow of money was. Was I judging money? No! I was judging my own self and condemning my own decisions and running the scripts that supported fear. Sound familiar? It’s okay. We can move past this when we decide to.)

  • Second, unburden yourself! Tell another person about your current finances. You can tell your story, maybe you would like to ask this person to just listen to you as you move through your process and develop confidence. By telling another person, you hear your own story, and you can see that your fears and hesitations really aren’t the end of the world. If you talk to a person skilled in reflective listening, you will be supported in your decisions and you’ll quickly develop your own strategy and have that gentle accountability, too.
  • It’s important to know that you have your own innate worth, and that money flow does not determine your worth. Money is not value, it’s a tool.

Journal time!

List some things that you value about your Self. All the big things and the small things you can think of. Read this list before you go to sleep at night. Add to it as new awareness of self-worth develops, as you will surely find them. Self-worth is a new concept and a new skill.

Through all these steps, I hope you found a few skills that help you to see that money is not you, and that you have innate worth. You have a vision of what things might be like if money was not a concern, and we looked at what a career that aligns with your dreams looks like.

Now that some clear goals and trends are identified, I hope you can aim your creativity, affirmations, and decisions to create your dream job that aligns with what you truly want and value.

PART 1 CLICK HERE

PART 2 CLICK HERE

 

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Money & Your Health pt. 2

Part 2 of a 3 part series

Most of us that read about money have realized that money is the product of work! Whether we work for ourselves, in partnership with others, or as an employee, we understand that work is what we do.

But: here’s a question to think over:

Does the work that you do align with your passion or sense of purpose?

Not very many of us can answer this with an enthusiastic “YES!” but most of us feel like we’re pretty “okay” with our jobs.

So have you ever thought about what your work would be if it were soul-satisfying, and absolutely what you would do if money didn’t matter? Even if you don’t have your “dream” occupation, let’s take a few minutes to develop what that dream occupation would be. Then, we’ll have a set of skills and ideas for a couple of reasons, which we’ll get to at the end of the exercise.

Writing time!  Take a few minutes, maybe a half an hour total, get your journal that we worked on in part 1, and let’s do some creative writing again. We are going to brainstorm and capture what a dream job would look like. Write out your ideal and create your own “official” job description, job title, and all the details.

  • Title of Your Position
  • Description of What the Job Requirements are
  • Salary that you will have
  • What are your daily responsibilities and tasks
  • What requirements do you need – skills, education, qualifications?

First, now that you have an idea,  think about what responsibilities and tasks you can incorporate into your current position. This is one way of bringing your Joy into what you do, now.

Second, what skills do you think you should develop? Even while you are working maybe you can take some classes part time, research setting up a business, look for meet up groups that appeal to people who have the same interests, or other ideas that come to you.

Third,  are there some steps you can do right now to begin creating your reality? After your assessment of skills or steps needed in the paragraph above, think about things like going to look at office space (you don’t have to lease it just yet. of course!), find out how to get a business license, maybe decide if you’ll run your business online only for now, do you need a wholesale permit or a desk?

Now that you have some clarity around how your money comes in to you and that it’s possible to earn your living with Joy and Purpose, you can learn to bring love to what you do now, even if it isn’t what you would love to do later. And, you have some ideas to develop into your next business idea if you choose to do so!

PART 1 CLICK HERE

PART 3 CLICK HERE

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

EWG Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Have you wondered about specific foods that are better to buy organic, and which ones are okay to buy conventional if you can’t always buy organic?

Basically, conventionally grown foods can have many unlabeled chemicals and pesticides used on them, some of which are in the food and can’t be washed of. Growing food without these chemicals and only using natural pest control methods without chemicals is called “organic,” and has to be proven to earn the U.S. Organical seal.

Download and use this handy guide on what’s best bought organic, and what’s okay because the chemical burden is pretty low. The important thing:

Get in all the fruits and vegetables you can, and teach your kids to eat them.

Dirty12Clean15.pdf

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Money & Your Health

Part 1 of a 3 part series

Recently the “Karmic Flow of Money” was presented in an online health class I am taking. I would like to share some of the key points and my thoughts that go with those, through the lens of a Whole Person health practitioner.

I think we all know that our relationship with money can cause physical and emotional stress symptoms if that relationship is dysfunctional in any way, like we might see being in a relationship that doesn’t work well.

Key Strategy #1:  We expend energy for income.

Whether you have a job as an employee, or you are a creative artist, or you are self-employed; we exchange our life energy, psychic energy, or time for income. This is not “trading time for dollars” (or other currencies), this is an exchange of energy for energy. When we trade our best energies for a  monetary amount that feels “off” or is patently uneven we are aware of the disparity, but may not be aware of what that disparity represent. It’s important to do some internal assessment here to uncover some facts, beliefs, or patterns we might not know about.

  • When the exchange of energies is disparate, or unequal, we are intentionally (or, maybe unintentional through being unaware) creating a disparity in which we are most often the “loser” in the exchange inequality.
  • If the exchange isn’t equal, then the attempt for energies to balance (think back to basic chemistry and the covalent bonds where the negatively charged electrons are always seeking balance) will be ongoing with or without our awareness. This balance can be thought of as a form of “money karma” in modern language.
  • Talking about money, even to ourselves, is not a bad thing. When we don’t feel confident about our worth, or have an underlying feeling of undeservingness we don’t know about, we feel that our value is “less than” its worth, and we make our pricing for our “less than,” to confirm our thoughts or beliefs.
  • And yet: financial empowerment is what forms the basis for our security in being able to live, study, make our lives better, feed our families, and house ourselves. When our needs are met, we have a form of financial independence, without which we probably could not help others, be our best, or fulfil our place in the world.
  • Money does not make you better than anyone else, nor does the absence of it make you less than anyone else. It simply gives you choices, and gives you the opportunity to be heard in the world.
  • Money, as a concept, has a much broader meaning than what we might give it. Often, because we just worry if we have it or don’t have it.

Let’s make a start by looking at what money means to us. And, by doing this exercise, we’ll have something to refer back to when the next blog post (part 2 of 3) comes out. So, grab some paper or your journal and let’s get started:

On a blank piece of paper with plenty of room, write this down:

“When I live my life from a position of financial strength, I will….”

Now. You have presented yourself with a huge question. Your mind might immediately resist, or you might jump at the possibilities. That’s why you have room on your page to free-associate, ponder, connect some dots, look at patterns, or write your biggest imaginings or your worst fears.

In fact, every time you do this little exercise, you’ll come up with many more ideas and thoughts.

Here’s where you look for patterns over and over again. You may realize some things. Maybe the work you do doesn’t align with what you believe. Maybe you make too little money for what you realize is your life’s purpose and mission.

I’ll share some take-aways from my own experience, and I would love to read yours in the comments, too!

  1. I would never have to worry about paying my living expenses again.
  2. I would only work in my true life’s purpose: counseling and teaching. That means I wouldn’t have to have a job for “security.”
  3. I would live in a home that looks over the ocean in northwestern Washington State.
  4. I would spend my days writing and counseling.
  5. I would finally have the luxury of time to read my books, enjoy coffee and friends, and cogitate life in friendly coffee places – maybe one of which I own.

Looking forward to seeing you again in parts 2 and 3 this week.

PART 2 CLICK HERE

PART 3 CLICK HERE

When we continue with part two, we’ll dig down into what we do now and assess whether it aligns with our passions.

© Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified,  RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

 

 

Personalized Health Support

  • This week, I found some deep truths that interrupted almost all of my personal beliefs about health, the assumptions I made, and I thought to share those for you so you can do some introspection, too.

First, I realized that you can become – and are empowered to become – that you can take responsibility for your own health and wellness goals and choices. Nobody has to do it for you, you don’t have to be dependent on anyone else to do things for you, make decisions for you, or own your outcomes. Do you have any goals in these areas?

  • Weight Management
  • Chronic condition self management skills
  • Sleep
  • Energy levels
  • Stress management skills
  • Food choices

You can invest in yourself and retain a personal support health coach who can say the following:

I’m here to help you explore and identify the goals and health outcomes you want, and I’m here to support wellness changes and help you to be responsible for your own decisions and attaining your own goals – in other words, you own the goal and the work.

We are in a time when, by and large, people are becoming more and more unhealthy. Not only is this because of the processed-food-system, but also because trustworthy health and food information is hidden from us and hard to find.

What if you could escape the tyranny of confusion about dieting and nutrition? Here’s a disconnect that is hidden from us: All that great nutrition information purportedly in diet books is designed to sell you books, make you feel good a little while, and then fall right back into your old habits. Why?

Because the diet industry counts on your not having an internal sense of control!

They want you get excited, buy a book, sign up for some MLM diet business, buy products, fail at that, and do it all again. They want you to:

  • not think for yourself,
  • not listen to your body’s wisdom,
  • ignore your own sense of internal validation and wisdom,
  • not make your own decisions based on what you know, and
  • keep buying their stuff.

Dietary theories, nutritional research and all the “ivory tower” stuff has very little to do with most people who live in a world of fast food, eating on the run, and existing on nutritionally depleted so-call “food,” that is tasteless and probably dangerous to your health.

Caring Conversations Inform & Heal

Your story has power, and your willingness to open up and be heard is empowering.

Your story yields insights and truths you may not know exist.

Dialogue about living, frustrations, and what health outcomes, emotional sticking points, and getting things out in the open is the secret tool to disrupt the intellect and the media messages around you.

Isn’t it time for you to hear your own Self?

I always recommend an expertly facilitated conversation to get started on your own path where you say “yes” to what matters to you, and “goodbye” to the bulk of what you have been told by those who want to keep you as a life long financial “customer.”

Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is a Registered Nurse and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

P.S.  Maybe you want to take the deep dive and spend a whole year learning not only how to heal yourself, but help others, too? Be sure to check out my school and get information on becoming a health coach!

Your Registered Nurse Health Advocate

What Is A Registered Nurse Health Advocate?

Having a health support ally that is expert in the human condition, navigating difficult health diagnoses, and having the practical and scientific expertise to pull together many facets that challenge areas of health in your own life is something that’s been largely unavailable until very recently. By combining the expertise of a Licensed Registered Nurse with the skill set of Health Coaching, a new expert is available to consult on many areas when health concerns present themselves.

You might find that having a Registered Nurse Health Advocates™ (RNHA)™ as your health coach partner can be beneficial and provide many unexpected benefits:

  • We understand that “health” encompasses emotional well being, healthy relationships, body health, spiritual health and welfare, living a balanced and happy life, moving your body, and making peace with health conditions.
  • We understand that not “healing” is not the same thing as being free from disease or pain.
  • We listen. We hear. We validate.
  • We do not judge. There’s no unsolicited advice. We support you and your journey.
  • We are Nurses. And, you are the very reason we are Nurses. We want to help. We want to support.
  • We can offer body therapies in some states.
  • We can help you make decisions that affect your lifestyle and health status.
  • We can make medicalese become a clearer picture for you.
  • In almost every state – as a condition of licensure – we are vested with the duty for patient (client) advocacy. That means you are important and that importance is enshrined in law.

As RNHAs™ we do not offer medical diagnoses, we don’t treat medical conditions, and we don’t take responsibility for your own life and journey. We guide, facilitate, make the complex understandable, and we help you to define your own goals and your own plans and your own steps toward health behaviour changes.

Changing health behaviour decisions can be as easy as setting an intention of drinking two more glasses of water a day, or as complex as living with chronic pain. You are in charge. The entire time. We trust you to be your own authority.

Your biggest benefit is that you create the benefit of your health care team to bring about positive health behaviour changes. With support and knowledge and action that you choose… which is vastly different than the current health care model of authority and “success or failure” language.

My personal speciality is working with women who have medical conditions that impact their daily lives, and co-creating a plan to maximize enjoyment of life, boosting health, and co-creating the best life that you can have. And you are in charge the whole way.

If you have any questions, just put them in the “Comments,” and thank you.

Lizzie Bennett is an Integrative Health Coaching technique practitioner, which incorporates “motivational interviewing” as a component. She holds national registration as a Registered Health Coach.

References:

Effectiveness of including Motivational Interviewing combined with health coaching: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833556/

National Registered Health Coach registry: http://healthcoachregistry.org/registered-health-coach-locator type in my last name and I am in WA state.

Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is a Registered Nurse and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.

RNHA™ and Registered Nurse Health Advocate™ are intellectual property and service marks belonging to Lizzie Bennett, owner of Three Moons Medicine™

Why Health Coaching?

If you think the pursuit of health is expensive and time-consuming, try overcoming an illness. ~ Lee Swanson

Whether you are interested in acquiring the knowledge base and skill set to BE a competent and effective health coach, OR you want to retain the support of a great health coach, it’s important to know WHY this profession is so important. Once we know why something is important, we can fashion our reasons WHY we want to DO, BE, or HAVE all the benefits that health coaching has to offer.

First, it is imperative to understand that health coaches do NOT have to have licenses (yet). This is an undefined and emerging profession that can support everyone in their health journey.

Second, the art and skills of health coaching can be added to the private practice of licensed professionals. How? Mainly, instead of writing a prescription, or giving a shot, or telling a patient to read a pamphlet, a health care provider can add depth and caring back into their practice. This can be done by combining the art of listening and facilitating with the solid science of their licensed practice to elevate the patient and client to the understanding of how to make health behavior changes stick and grow a healthier life.

So what advantages do people who are supported by Health Coach Facilitation enjoy? And why would you be interested in having a Health Coach on your support team?

FIRST. It’s no secret that people are becoming unhealthy in ever increasing numbers and percentages of the general population. According to the CDC: “Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.

    • Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2014 were chronic diseases. Two of these chronic diseases—heart disease and cancer—together accounted for nearly 46% of all deaths.
    • Obesity is a serious health concern. During 2011–2014, more than one-third of adults (36%), or about 84 million people, were obese (defined as body mass index [BMI] ≥30 kg/m2). About one in six youths (17%) aged 2 to 19 years was obese (BMI ≥95th percentile).
    • Arthritis is the most common cause of disability. Of the 54 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, more than 23 million say they have trouble with their usual activities because of arthritis.
    • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations other than those caused by injury, and new cases of blindness among adults.

SECOND: It’s important to know that people, as individuals, know that they do NOT have to be part of the health crisis. Most of what is killing us early in the forms of chronic conditions is related to lifestyle choices. That is, choices that we can make. What to eat, what to drink, how to move, changing thoughts that damage our beliefs, and getting stress conquered. If you are looking to become a Health Coach, this independent health support career is an excellent choice if you want to make a difference in people’s lives.

THIRD: Not only can a health coach support people in a ripple effect that goes out in all directions, but people we know and love can be facilitated, too. It’s no secret that most people who become nurses, therapists, or doctors do so because they know someone (even themselves) that they could help. If you are a person who doesn’t need to be a health coach or desire to learn about it, chances are you know someone who would love to have an initial conversation to see if coaching would be helpful for them! Some people even give a gift of a series of coaching encounters!

FOURTH: When you retain a health coach to facilitate your health improvement journey, you will experience an increased personal growth and developent journey. Facilitating others on improving health behaviors and beliefs can be a joyful service, and a joyfully received service, too.

FIFTH: Synchronicity. Have you considered hiring a health coaching facilitator? If you have thought about it, and don’t quite know where to start, drop a comment on this post. Perhaps I can help you find one with the expertise and intentions that match what you are looking for. An even more powerful synchronicity is probably already evident to you – and that is that the healer is healed. I’ll have to be honest with you. I took the training to become a Health Support Coach through a class that was comprised of licensed health professionals. I learned a lot to engage and help people, true. BUT: I don’t think I learned as much from that class as I did from the year-long class that I signed up for in 2012 (and loved it so much, I am doing it again now in 2017). Why is that?

  • I earned a bona fide national certification from the 3 month training program that held a knowledge base component, and then an observation and coaching component. In other words, we had to LEARN and then DEMONSTRATE the skills. And it means I have to maintain my license, take CEUs, and pay to renew each 3 years.
  • In the IIN® curriculum, I actually got my training in bite-sized pieces over a year. I had to not only pass the written tests, but (like most students I found out) I also LIVED what I was LEARNING as the same time. Drink more water? Easy to say – but I had to do it and journal about it and live it. See? the IIN® curriculum actually challenged me to WALK MY TALK.

What’s the synchronicity part? If you are looking for a health coach to facilitate your journey, that person is out there, also trying to find you. And secondly, if you are looking for the lived expression of better health, I cannot think of a better way than to dive into the journey to become a health coach and make the pilgramage with others who you’ll meet in class online. Everyone is everyone.

SIXTH: This is where I think the magic happens in health coaching. When you speak to a skilled health facilitation coach, you will be guided through a process where your STORY becomes your SUCCESS through planned and supported steps that you create. It’s like a magical kind of story-alchemy. Words change into successes through a shared process. If you are the person being coached, you learn to release the numbing we have all developed to get through life and look at your own fabulous SELF through love. If you are a coach, you see a reflection of humankind and parts of your own life’s journey in every client. We are one.

SEVENTH: Health Coaching helps the coach and the client both to shatter those fake “Ivory Walls” of nutrition. We put people over theories, and learn that reading about an improved healthy life is one thing, but DOING it is another set of reality all together. With a coach, a client has a team-mate to help figure out the best path to take and do what you yourself identify as the right thing. How? Health Coaches ask questions, reframe what they’ve heard to be sure it makes sense, and you know that you are loved, heard and cared about. My personal style guarantees you will NEVER EVER be given unsolicited advice or criticism. Ever.

Here’s a freebie for you to consider: Everyone knows that we can all do three things right now to improve our health:

  1. Eat more veggies
  2. Drink water
  3. Move our bodies

So here’s my questions for you to consider:

  •  Are you ready to love yourself enough to stop hurting?
  • Are you ready to define and focus on a great life?
  • Are you able and maybe ready to love your body?

This client and coach relationship is soul-to-soul caring in its purest and best form.

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Lizzie Bthree_moons_medicine-1ennett is a Registered Nurse and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.