I became involved in health coaching because I felt that the principles fitted with my philosophy about working with people who have health difficulties. I have now co-delivered approximately eight two-day programmes in health coaching skills and worked to create interest and appetite in my immediate team for developing a health coaching approach to care. I am also an active participant in the Trust-wide health coaching steering group.
Following this training, I am much more aware of my focus in supporting people to come up with their own strategies rather than immediately providing suggestions. This is something that service users have stated they find beneficial. Staff who have completed the training have also reported feeling that they are supporting people in a more positive way. One of the service users that I work with stated that after many years in services, this is the first time she has felt truly listened to and understood.
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