Biblical Natural Health Coaching

Biblical Natural Health Coaching

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One course remains now before I have my Natural Health Practitioner’s Diploma and embark on the career change I wanted several years ago. This is a natural progression of focus shifts that have occurred in the social, spiritual, relational, and medical realms I’ve moved in since the early ’90’s. A major shift in my own health between 2010 and 2013 heavily and negatively hit my techsupport business as I had to slow the pace down significantly to both heal and maintain the health plateau I kept stopping at. Eventually I decided a career change was in order, because it was bothersome how people would bring me issues they needed fixed today, expecting it to be fixed 3 weeks ago! That was the stressed-out urgency they attached to their issues and I couldn’t hack that anymore.

Using food as medicine in my home was already a way of life, and it made it into my budgeting course in the grocery shopping section as a method to reduce the costs of hitting the pharmacy all the time. While each segment of that course is cause to get me chatting up a storm at times, if you asked me about grocery shopping, you’d inevitably also end up with many reasons why buying this or that was healthier than buying that or this, not merely on the pocketbook, but for the household as well. The subject would quickly turn to nutritional health.

In 2019, I began looking at how that subject could be used as a new career and began researching various Christian educational sources for nutritional health, food as medicine, certification programs. I found many who somehow believe the Bible teaches a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. I found many who trained you up to be a consultant for their product line. I found several programs intended for pastors and church counsellors. Eventually I found one for the average Christian layperson, but I couldn’t complete the registration due to unforeseen circumstances springing up.

New Skills Academy Life Coach CertificationIn January 2020, I took a business coaching challenge for one week, met several Christian women in that space, and by March, felt God was leading me into coaching Christian single mothers of school-aged kids in managing their time and household finances better. This took my budgeting course content and repurposed it into 3 coaching pillars: Taming the Clock, Taming the Cupboard, and Taming the Coin. TAME stands for Time and Money Effects. I discovered that if I narrowed my focus too much, my target market got upset with me, but otherwise, they weren’t buying my coaching offers. In April 2020, I got my basic Life Coaching Certification and put myself through a month of video challenges, then paid for a course in using Challenges to build a Business, put on by Pedro Adao of 100x Academy. I really like the challenge concept because it fits with how I like to get messages across in a teaching and interactive format. I did a grocery shopping challenge to crickets, and then did a Spiritual Warfare 101 9 day workshop for 4 women who enjoyed it very much.

Then I left FB where all this had been happening, and moved over to MeWe and Webtalk, and for a time, OurFreedomBook as well. I quickly discovered that if I was to continue with video presentations and challenges, MeWe had the closest set up but no way to do video lives. OFB had video lives that didn’t work with my browser or camera setup. Eventually I learned of AmericaFirstPatriot, and found video lives there, but early users were abusing the feature and it had to be disabled for awhile and wasn’t private to groups before it was disabled. I am pleased that it has returned with greater privacy features and look forward to using it to do workshops and challenges for not just my book content, but also for my Biblical Natural Health Coaching from the perspective of a God-fearing Natural Health Practitioner using whole food as medicine (meat included!).

So here we are. I am one course away from getting my Diploma, I have my client management system set up, my intake forms created and ready to use, a quick-reference spreadsheet style database 2/3rds of the way created from existing textbooks, articles and prior research over the past 7 years of foraging, and just need to hammer out a fee structure. Alternative medicine is typically understood to be expensive, particularly here in Canada where our taxes pay for our basic medical insurance, giving the illusion that up here that our medical services are otherwise free. So I need to figure that out for those who will want/prefer/need the coaching to shift into a healthier lifestyle.

spiritual warfare 101 workbookThis is nutritional wholefood Biblical wellness coaching, taking the concept of holistic health (body, soul and spirit) back to where it began in the Scriptures. As the world goes crazy around us and mainstream medical starts worship the concept of “science” without actually following it or asking questions to learn more about it, alternative medicine will become the safer and more reliable go-to. Christians have abandoned this space for too long, causing much of the soul and spiritual side of the equation to be saturated in false religious terminology and understandings. I fought against this even in my courses at a Christian distance-learning college. Needless to say, my teachings on spiritual warfare will be even more necessary as I guide people through maintaining their health both naturally, and Biblically.

Already, articles over the past few years have been shifting on my author blog, to include physical health discussions as well as spiritual health. I describe the books I write as being Christian nonfiction in the personal and spiritual growth categories. Biblical Natural Health Coaching is a natural progression of that.

Will you join me on this journey? If so, here is a link to the intake form here on my coaching site and the intake document to be signed and filled out before your free consultation.

This link here is to a phone-based presentation of the same service, but with the option for paying for a single question, or tipping for info that’s been presented. It has a way to promote live events, and integrates with Zoom. Meetings booked away from this app will happen in Jitsi as I prefer to stay away from anything close to Big Tech. The intake form is a link that must be copied/pasted from the free consultation screen in the phone-based presentation.

Feel free to share either link with your family, friends, church buddies, and anyone else who is disillusioned with mainstream medical, wary of New-Age/Pagan sounding natural health methods, but who want to please God by how they look after themselves. The adventure begins!

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