For years Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher and psychotherapist who specialises in integrative oncology, has shared her discoveries about the nine healing factors that Radical Remission survivors use with workshop participants around the world.
Now, I can teach cancer patients the 9 healing factors in a 2-day intensive or 9-week course on the 9 Radical Remission healing factors. The Inaugural Teacher Training took place in New York State in October 2017.
What is a Integrative Cancer Coach?
We are spending more money than ever on our health care systems and yet, according to the World Health Organisation, the top three causes of death are dietary related illnesses – heart diseases, stroke and Cancer. At the same time there’s an all time high of depression, stress, anxiety, mental illnesses and things like eating disorders are on the rise all around the world.
And so, there is a massive demand for a new kind of health professionals – in comes the Health Coach.
I like to think of it as a health support mentor, someone that educates and supports people in their journey to build health new habits and create sustainable lifestyle changes. In the gym you have a PT to hold you accountable to your workouts, so why not have someone do the same in the kitchen and in your overall goal of living a healthy life?
During my studies, I have acquired a broad understanding of many different dietary theories and tools to mentor people who seek to improve their overall health and wellbeing. I have a strong focus on the idea that health isn’t just what you eat, but recognises that things like relationships, work, exercise and spirituality all play a huge part in our health. Duh, right?! Well, its a pretty revolutionary viewpoint compared to traditional nutrition and our disease-treatment-focused health care system. I also strongly believe in the idea of bio-individuality, being that one size does not fit all. Another way I like to explain a Health Coach to someone is essentially a life coach with an emphasis on food, self care and general healthy lifestyle choices.
What a Health Coach is NOT is a nutritionist or someone who is qualified to prescribe any medications nor take the place of a GP or any other form of psychological or psychiatric counsellor or Dr. A Health Coach is NOT supposed to replace any of the above, rather it is there to support and complement other health care professionals.