Our culture tends to teach people that they cannot drive their own changes and do not have control over their own health and well being (physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual). Everyone is moving fast and with urgency, feeling pushed and stressed. We are trained and rewarded for NOT slowing down, thinking, and planning, etc. People tend to be afraid to fail and believe they will fail if they attempt change. Coaching teaches them to gain that control and steer their lives toward their own destiny. Coaches teach people to master change by building self-efficacy step by step. The mental and emotional preparation is crucial and coaching gives people the tools to do that all important, foundational work to support change.
Health and wellness coaching is for those with chronic illness and also for those who are well but wish to increase their overall health and prevent future problems from arising.
Health and wellness coaching is a way to gather information and decide what you want to do to improve your health.
Health and wellness coaching is a way to find your own, inner motivation to make the changes you desire and to find solutions to the obstacles that may arise on your path to greater health and wellness.
Health and wellness coaching is a way to receive the emotional support and encouragement you need to make the changes that you want to make.
Initial conversation: includes filling out a preliminary health assessment form followed by about 90 minutes on the telephone. On rare occasion it can take a bit longer.
Ongoing support sessions: take 30-45 minutes on the telephone
Geoffrey, my deepest thanks and gratitude goes out to you. I spent much of my time feeling so pressured and rushed trying to make much-needed healthy lifestyle changes. That wasn’t peaceful and certainly not health promoting! You patiently helped me develop coping strategies and showed me tools to apply in my own life. This has made a world of difference in how I react to daily chronic stress. Even my kids have noticed the difference.
~Linda Adams (mother of 5), Illinois 11/07/2011
Geoffrey Levens, L.Ac. is a certified health and wellness coach. He has a pre-med biology B.S., and an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (which includes TCM style acupuncture and herbal medicine). He has completed a 2 year post-graduate training in Classical Five Element Acupuncture.
In addition he has studied nutrition, various forms of body energetics and meditation for over 40 years. He has done extensive personal work and can comfortably hold space for personal transformation, however it may look.
For further information or to make an appointment, you can send me a private, confidential email through this site.