In the past few weeks, I have had quite a few people asking me about diabetes life coaching. What is it? What is involved? Can you help me to get my readings under control? Will you help me to fix my dosages?
Life Coaching is a process driven by you. Just like a hockey coach will help to bring out your very best hockey game by offering you skills drills, a life coach will suggest tools and exercises to help you to get the very best out of your life.
As a coach, I cannot change your insulin dosages but I can encourage you to work with your CDE and even suggest some great people who are qualified to do this. I can help you to work with your moods or those of a loved one. I can help you to find coping mechanisms that work for you and your family.
I cannot help you to figure out how to deal with exercise and your diabetes. There are great coaches out there like Ginger Vieria who already do a fabulous job at that and are much better qualified than I am. Again, I can help you to get in touch with someone who can help you.
As a life coach, and a person who has lived with a child with diabetes for the past 14 years, I listen and will offer my own experience. I work with you to find ways to deal with the issues that you are facing each day. A life coach helps you to examine your life as a whole and see how to work on the parts that are out of whack with how you would like things to be. I work to help you to adjust to this new life.
You decide what needs fixing. Together we decide how best for you to fix it. It is then my job to keep you accountable to do whatever we have decided will help to fix things for you.
I am not a counselor, although I may suggest that you see one. I am not a CDE, although they may be what you require. I am a parent. I am a certified life coach. I do have a university degree in psychology. I have been learning about diabetes daily for over 14 years. I have overcome my own obstacles and continue to meet new challenges. As a life coach, I pass along my experiences and help you to find your own way.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me and we will connect to see what is right for you to help you get your life back on a track that you can once again enjoy to the fullest.