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Certified™: Behavior Change Special Issue 2019

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Do Clients Really Self-sabotage?

Carrie  Myers by Carrie Myers
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You may have clients who just can’t seem to stick with their goals, despite the best of intentions. It can be tempting to think of them as being resistant or self-sabotaging, but those labels aren’t helpful. Learn how fear can keep clients stuck in a pattern of failure and what you can do, as a health coach, to help them feel supported and successful.

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Is Negative Self-talk Holding You or Your Clients Back?
  • Certified™: Behavior Change Special Issue 2019

Is Negative Self-talk Holding You or Your Clients Back?

by Carrie Myers
Contributor

Negative self-talk may seem harmless, but it can actually have some pretty significant negative effects on well-being—and success. Learn how you can coach your clients in ways that help them change the neural pathways in their brains—and consequently overwrite their limiting beliefs with more accurate, positive beliefs.

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Creating a Safe Space for Behavior Change
  • Certified™: Behavior Change Special Issue 2019

Creating a Safe Space for Behavior Change

by Kelsey Graham
Contributor

To foster healthy, sustainable change, it’s not enough to simply offer nutritional education or exercise programming. Rather, clients need to feel safe discussing and dismantling their fears around changing their eating, movement and other lifestyle habits. This article explores the challenges many clients face when addressing their health behaviors and offers strategies health coaches and exercise professionals can use to navigate them.

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