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Wellness Coaching 

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Professional coaches help athletes, sports teams and executives perform at their best. Now, certified wellness coaches at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland offer personalized coaching for the rest of us who want to make lasting improvements in our overall health and well-being.

Our Wellness Coaching program is unique because it brings diabetes self-management and empowerment to people living with the disease. 

The goal of this program is to encourage personal responsibility, deep thinking, self-discovery and personal effectiveness to help participants achieve their optimal health. This one-on-one process includes a well-being assessment, an initial coaching session and bi-weekly follow-up sessions to review progress toward vision and goals.

The process of Wellness Coaching moves through several stages which can take place in person or over the phone:

1. The client provides background information through a well-being assessment prior to the first visit so that the coach and client are well informed on the key issues, including medical considerations.

2. During the first 60-90 minute coaching session, the client's priorities are reviewed and a personal wellness plan is developed, including a vision, three-month goals and the first week's goals.

3. Subsequent 30-minute coaching sessions take place bi-weekly. The coach and client review the progress toward the vision and goals, explore and resolve ambivalence, learn something new, and then agree on a set of goals for the following week.

4. By the end of three months, the client can most often reach 70 percent or more of their three-month goals and feel energized and confident to embark on new areas with or without a coach.

Having a coach is particularly powerful when you decide to fully commit to making significant changes in one or more areas of your life. The cost of this three-month personalized coaching program is $250. For more information or to schedule coaching, call the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland Diabetes Center at (989) 839-3123.

Wellcoaches is a registered service mark of Wellcoaches Corporation.

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