After working as a nutritionist for many years, I realised that people are able to change their ways to better health, but almost always have difficulty sustaining their new healthy habits in the long run. The gravitational pull-back to the familiar is often too strong – which keeps clients away from what they really want in life and from changing their lives in a permanent way. I was adamant to find a way to help clients transform their lives sustainably in the long run.
I then did some research and started reading a lot of Patrick Holford’s (one of the world’s leading holistic nutritionists’) books. I soon noticed that he was one of the directors of an institute in London who was presenting an intensive course in Nutrition and Health Coaching in South Africa (for the very first time). They combined nutritional education and the best nutrition science with personal and challenging accountability health coaching. This included goal setting, overcoming barriers (physical and emotional) and limiting beliefs, psychology and behaviour, breaking old habits and creating new ones, a high level of personal attention and support and professional guidance over a period of time. I enrolled for the course and I am finally at peace – I have found the missing link in terms of what clients really need in order to transform their lives.
I now work as a Nutrition & Health Coach and supportively challenge my clients to overcome barriers that have kept them stuck in repeating patterns and unhealthy lifestyle habits for many years. I help to create a positive environment for change and keep my clients focused and motivated towards their new goals and committed to living a full and healthy life sustainably in the long-run. I do this without forcing anything or without a healthy lifestyle feeling like a punishment. My clients have often commented that they can’t believe they’re losing weight, feeling so energised and also still enjoying food and life. My goal is to help clients experience the freedom of health and discover their body’s intelligence for life long healing and health.
I’m so excited that I’m one of the very first South Africans to be trained by this amazing body of knowledge and being able to have all the info at my fingertips in terms of what it takes to transform lives.
My Health Philosophy:
In my experience, health is not just the absence of disease, but rather an abundance of vitality. Yes, health is not the absence of pain or tension, but it is a real joy in living.
Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have, it’s caused by disturbing something you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get; it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.
Here’s to your unique journey to health!