Integrative health coaching (IHC) is characterized by a process of self-discovery, focused on goal setting and building internal motivation by linking clients’ goals to their values and sense of purpose. Time, commitment, and motivation are necessary in the IHC process. (Wolover et al, 2010, An integrative health coaching: an organizational case study)
Your health coach will work with you to formulate a plan to reach your goals. They will guide you in making well-defined, measurable goals, and will hold you accountable for making forward progress. IHC achieves lasting results by using a personalized approach that fits each individual’s unique life circumstances. (KevinMD.com, May 15, 2016, Your patient should get a health coach. Here’s why). Your IHC will assist you in understanding and implementing recommendations made by your providers.