Group Health Coaching Receives Outstanding Feedback!

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 lwilkinson@middlebury.edu or Rebecca at rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org.