Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019

GHP / Fitness & Nutrition Awards 2019 5 g A Wellness Revolution do what Health and Wellness Coaches do. Health and Wellness Coaches look at every part of your life to see where ‘blockages’ could be. Where improvements can be made. One-on-one client/coach relationships are crucial in the process to create moments of self- reflection and epiphany. A medical practitioner doesn’t have that luxury of time in a hospital or clinic environment.” In a word, health and wellness coaching is more focused on the individual needs of the person: what they eat, their lifestyle, their thoughts, their behaviours – their lives. It seems almost obvious in hindsight: to think that these variables need to be considered to ensure a truly healthy and well person, but this is the prevailing challenge that Cathleen and her coaches face. To change a paradigm that has been established and reinforced for decades. “Coaching is about helping people to realise they have control of their lives. It’s about helping people to make different lifestyle changes that will help encourage a healthier life. It’s about nourishing spiritual wellbeing and reprogramming the subconscious. Sometimes coaches can help their clients on a deeper level by referring them for more integrative support to recommended practitioners, therapists or doctors.”. “Health and Wellness are not about the destination they are about your daily journey of choices.” There can be no doubt that Cathleen’s work is fuelled by an incredible passion for wellness, and the unique benefits that coaching offers. “Over the six months it’s amazing to see our students really ‘wake up’. They want to be better, to eat better, to live better. We teach our students about digestion, and how our emotions guide us like a compass, guiding us in a certain direction. The course also teaches about the new sciences, particularly Epigenetics and Nutritional Glycobiology. These new sciences help the coaches understand the importance of how our cells work and how our cellular health is influenced by lifestyle choices and nutrition. “Despite being an online course, we do offer much of it live. We have speakers who are experts in their field who, in turn, can help our students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the nature of holistic care. The course offers four hours of learning a week, with an additional two hours of homework. There are also tests, as we have to have tests to be a regulated course and for students to integrate the material and bring a high standard of quality. These tests are oral, and many students say that these are the best part of the course,” Cathleen continues. This course is a product of years of development, with new additions and updates being integrated frequently to ensure that all new coaches are trained to the highest standards. Ultimately, the aim throughout it all is to help people to achieve a more balanced life, with due consideration taken to the role of the body, mind and spirit. All in all, it’s easy to see how current medical practices seem ill-equipped to tackle this movement away from simply administrating medicine to cure a physical symptom. Equally, whilst developments in healthcare are continuous, it is important to ensure that efforts are being made to expand beyond the increasingly dated practices of generations past. As we come to the end of the interview, Cathleen talks for a moment on the more immediate future of A Wellness Revolution: “We are excited to be involved in this core mission to help people through lifestyle changes. We understand, at this time on the planet, the serious effects that stress, altered food and our toxic environment is having on all living beings. As part of our ongoing development, we are planning a YouTube channel to help bring people more information about health and wellness.” “Health and Wellness Coaching is currently in its infancy, and we remain totally excited to be involved in the developments of this very important influence in the present-day medical system.” “A Wellness Revolution believes that health and wellness coaching is extremely powerful in helping people to adapt and evolve to become the best version of themselves. It is not just merely the absence of disease, it is also the concept of prevention and changing lifestyle habits that help people make the necessary changes to take more responsibility for their wellness,” Cathleen concludes. Change, after all, is not always a bad thing. Change leads to progress, to innovation, to growth, to development. A revolution is coming to the health landscape, and with it, a brighter future indeed. Company: A Wellness Revolution Name: Cathleen Beerkens, Founder Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Website: Executive and Senior Management Committees A Wellness Revolution