When a painter paints a landscape, he or she starts with a rough sketch of the background of sky and distant perspective. This is a very important step because it will usually determine the emotional content and overall balance of the painting whether it is gloomy and cloudy or sunny and bright. Similarly, the general manner of approach to working with a health coach starts with a rough sketch of identifying patterns, challenges and needs to achieving goals. Sometimes it takes a few attempts to connect with the right perspective for you and a Health Coach can tap into expanding that thought process. It can take 30, 60 or 90 days to find the balance necessary to make things happen.
Over the past several years, health-conscious individuals have engaged in my health coaching services to mentor them through and to their health goals. Successful outcomes are documented and based upon specific feedback in order to keep track of what tools were used toward achievements. Subsequently, the information is sent to the client to create a personal achievement record file. The use of the P.O.W.E.R. GOAL approach encompasses formulating the specific tasks needed for these successful outcomes.
The journey to heal using the P.O.W.E.R. GOAL contains the following:
P: Present-time: starting now in pursuing your goal. Starting with who you are at this time
And where it is you would like to take yourself.
O: Opportunities: that you can foresee as ways to get you to an achievable goal.
W: Writing: strategies that are specific to achieving your goal and writing in a journal about
E: Engaging: in activities that provide positive changes for an optimal lifestyle.
R: Recognizing: roadblocks. Predict and be aware of what they are and know what it
Takes to overcome them.
A Health Coach cannot do these things for you but they can empower you to formulate a plan and keep you on track. A Coaching session should encompass a positive attitude, solutions-oriented thinking and compassion. The P.O.W.E.R. Goal is a compass to finding your way toward Power Healing.
P.O.W.E.R. Goals are specific to Beaulieu Health and Wellness Associates and were created by Judith Beaulieu, RN, BSN, MIS,CHC, RYI, HTCP