Is there an area in your life in which you would like to be healthier?
Do you feel ‘stuck’ or ‘in a rut’ with changing a health behavior?
Is there a health behavior that you have tried to change numerous times, only to find yourself back in your old pattern?
If you answered yes to any of these questions– then we invite you to meet with our Integrative Health Coach – Laura Wilkinson.
Laura is a part of the Middlebury College team in the role of Integrative Health Coach for faculty and staff members. As a coach she will partner with you and guide and support you as you make personal health behavior changes that matter most to you. This is a client-driven partnership – with you in the driver’s seat.
This service is:
- On campus
The structure of the coaching partnership consists of sessions every other week for a 3-month period. The first session is 1 hour and subsequent sessions are 30 minutes. Laura is available for morning appointments Monday-Friday.
Middlebury College is invested in you and your path to health and wellbeing. We invite you to join in this partnership for better health!
To schedule coaching sessions, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-3621
For more detailed information about Laura and health coaching, please visit her website at http://sites.middlebury.edu/middleburyintegratedhealthcoach/
Koru Mindfulness Basic Class with Laura Wilkinson and Barbara McCall
Tuesdays (9/18 – 10/9) 9:30am – 10:45am in Proctor Basement
Free – space is limited and registration is required
Developed at Duke University, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum found to have significant benefits on sleep, perceived stress, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Koru Basic in an introductory 4 class series designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind. Participants will receive a copy of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg as a tool to read throughout the series. We will also be using the Koru app to track practice and give participants access to skills tutorials, meditation tracks, and more. Preference will be given to those participants who can make all four sessions.
Choosing Health, Choosing you!
8 – week nutrition and movement group
Join Laura Wilkinson and Rebecca Schubert, Certified Health Coaches, in creating a community of staff and faculty members dedicated to cultivating sustainable habits to support your best health and wellbeing related to food, nutrition, and physical activity.
September 24th – November 12th
What will you get out of this group?
- Opportunity to create a SMART health goal with certified health coaches
- Weekly group meeting to discuss successes and challenges
- Weekly opportunity to participate in a group physical movement activity
To sign up, please visit this link: https://goo.gl/forms/oosRMyACDmGNn6yu1 (Group limit is 25 participants)
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Laura at email@example.com
Over the summer Laura Wilkinson, APRN, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) teamed up with the GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator, Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC to facilitate a twelve week group based health coaching program. The purpose of “Choosing Health, Choosing You” was simple… to support and empower participants to optimize their well-being. The group provided a safe, nonjudgmental space for participants to develop their well-being vision, set goals and develop action plans. The group model supports connection and builds self-efficacy enabling participants to take action to make their vision of their well-being their reality. The program starts by supporting participants to craft their personal well-being vision statement. From there, a variety of topics related to the psychology of behavior change are presented and discussed. Weekly reflective assignments are suggested which support implementation of the themes and support movement toward the personal well-being vision.
Feedback from group participants was overwhelmingly positive. Here’s a snapshot:
- “This program was outstanding. Every week there were new lessons and take aways to guide a healthy life. It will live on with me for the rest of my life. I want to do it all over again. I think each time you’d get a deeper understanding.”
- “Knowing that others have the same self-care struggles empowered me to make the wellness changes that I needed.”
Laura and Rebecca are planning to facilitate another group beginning in September so keep an eye out for details in MiddPoints. If you’d like to learn more about “Choosing Health, Choosing You”, you can reach out to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca at email@example.com.