As human beings we have four principal aspects. Firstly, we have our physical body which is made up of outer structures, internal organs and a flow of Ki (sometimes known as Prana, Chi or lifeforce) which maintains the function of our body. Then we have our emotions. Sometimes we feel joyful, then fearful, worried, angry or depressed. It changes and we go through many different emotions every day.
Third, we have our mind. We have a conscious mind that can understand things, for example how to lead our lives, how to keep ourselves well. We can learn new things, take in new information and expand our horizons.
Last but not least, we have the spiritual side of who we are. Some would say our soul, or spirit. Something that I believe enlivens the body.
So, a Holistic Health Coach is someone that can help all four levels. Not just diet. Not just physical health. But on every level. Different people need different types of help, so coaches really need to have knowledge and understanding that can meet those needs.
To do this successfully a holistic health coach needs to be able to do five main things: