CASE STUDY 2
JS, a 30-year-old female, came to me with multiple health concerns. She was suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, an inability to sleep well, loss of appetite, and low self esteem. She was on antidepressant and anti anxiety medication and smoking about fifteen cigarettes per day.
After a Health and Wellness Assessment, we created her Wellness Vision and set SMART goals: to improve her sleep, quit smoking, improve her diet, lower stress, and increase self-esteem.
During the first month, JS implemented sleep hygiene techniques in order to get needed restful sleep. Her diet improved by starting with small changes. In addition, she started practicing Yoga again, lowered her cigarette smoking by 30%, and started to feel more hopeful and positive about herself. Learning to meditate helped her to decrease her stress level. Her appetite slowly improved, and so did her overall well-being. At the end of the three-month period: she gained a few pounds, was consuming a healthy diet, added walking to her fitness routine, smoked occasionally three to five cigarettes per day, and improved her sleep so she was waking well-rested in the morning. Her smoking was the biggest concern we had, and since she had a few unsuccessful attempts to quit, we decided to keep working together for a few more months.
Why is my program so successful? We focus on positives, what’s working well and not what’s wrong. Through positive reinforcement, the clients’ motivations increase, and they gain a readiness for change as well. The process starts with small, achievable changes to set for success. You, as my client, will have my (your coach’s) undivided attention, non judgmental and compassionate. Together we will bring out the best and create the BEST VERSION OF YOU.
By focusing on previous successes, the client gains insight into his/her own strengths. You have everything you need to achieve the needed change. Let me help you to make it happen!