Depression is a common problem and most prevalent mental disorder. Health coaches reduces the symptoms of depression which can lead one to have a more fulfilled life. Studies shows that Health coaching significantly ease depression and other health allied problems.
The coach becomes the partner in recovering from depression. Coaching involves initial engagement with the client during which trust and rapport is built. By creating a vision statement of wellness, the client can pasteurize what his or her world would look like. Health and Wellness coach tries to identify the cause of depression. Client gets insights into their own emotions, thoughts and behavior. Coach helps in locating external resources like social support to enhance well being, and internal resources like building strength, values, experience etc. Together coach and client will create personal vision and wellness and identifies and prioritize in one or more area for Mental Health.
Coaching helps the client to provide support ,motivation encouragement ,inspiration and guidelines for client who want to get rid themselves of depression and achieve life goals and dreams, Coaching helps to reduce stress ,increase energy ,make better decisions, increase life balance ,increase peace of mind and focus more on what is really important. Depression can interfere with the ability to participate in self-care activities such as monitoring own parameters, being active, eating healthy and taking medication etc. The self-care activities are key to managing the chronic progressive disease.
Client understands the importance of exercise in diminishing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. They get to know about the food to be eaten for healthy brain and positive mind. They learn to speak and think positive, decreasing negative self-talk.
Coaching empowers the client to apply specific depression relief strategies, build upon knowledge and new insights to build upon success and implement small changes, which together can make a difference in reducing the symptoms and improving the overall mental health. They learn about Journaling on a daily basis will always help them to stay on track.
Behavioral scientist have shown that one on one coaching is one of the most effective approach to help people make and sustain improvements in life. Health and Wellness coach can facilitate a depressed client’s positive change by focusing on his or her stated needs ,values ,vision and goals and helping to bring out the best.