As I work to open my new business, I find that a lot of people are unfamiliar with what I do as an Integrative Wellness and Life Coach.
What is an Integrative Wellness and Life Coach?
As founder of Ajahn Life, I feel I should write a little bit about myself so that you will understand who I am and what I do. I received my masters degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, and feel that I got an excellent education. Most recently, however, I underwent more specialized training to be an integrative wellness and life coach through the Integrative Wellness Academy in California.
Some of you may have questions about what exactly it is that I do. First, I am a life coach. A life coach is someone who typically is known for helping client reach a specific goal or to make a wanted change in his or her life. I can do that, but my training goes far beyond that.
The word, “Integrative” means to combine allpathic and complementary therapies and/or serving or intending to unify separate things. A life coach is traditionally defined as a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges. An Integrative Wellness & Life Coach has knowledge and training in “integrative” approaches in the areas of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness. This is referred to as “Wholeness in Balance.”
The approach that I use moves life coaching from simply counseling and encouraging, to fully equipping and empowering my clients to make the effective changes they need to come into balance within the aforementioned areas of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness.
My clients can experience and expect to walk away with a personal plan to move them towards wellness and health in the areas of mind (thought life and patterns), emotions (emotions and relationships), physical (this can mean physical health or physical surroundings and situations, such as career or finance) and spiritual health (awareness and spirituality.)
What I do, really, is to use specific proven techniques and tools to help you get from where you are, to where you want to be in life. I accept clients on an individual basis, and conduct workshops where I utilize my skills with other practitioners from different areas, to help clients reach their maximum potential.
My rates are $150 per hour for individual clients, and a predetermined, discounted, fixed rate for workshop clients who purchase a retreat package. At this time, our retreats are in the planning stages, but I will have more information about that soon.