Modern lifestyle poses many challenges. Our health and wellbeing are being impacted by these challenges. A new paradigm in medicine is emerging:
Self-care is the new primary care.
This new paradigm begins with the concept of self-awareness, but not in a selfish way, rather a compassionate way. As a physician formally trained in both integrative medicine and integrative health coaching, I have witnessed the healing power of self-awareness as it fuels both self-care and self-improvement. The result of these experiences is the creation of an innovative program that combines the knowledge of my medical background with the compassion for helping others on their own unique healing journey. Two essential components to this process are understanding how stress and wellbeing is manifest in our lives and then learning effective strategies and tools to build resiliency.
Stress and Wellbeing Assessment. This extensive health questionnaire helps isolate both challenges and successes in individual approaches to stress and wellbeing from which we can begin the work necessary to building resilience.
Integrative Health Coaching. This style of coaching empowers you to more clearly identify health challenges while make lasting health behavior changes that are the cornerstones of lifelong wellbeing. It bridges the gap between medical recommendations and your abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into your complex life.
* David Johnson, MD is an independent practitioner at Grand Rapids Natural Health and Sleeping Bear Natural Health.