I just got off the phone with yet another health coach who works with clients who have digestive disorders. She’s looking for support for how to coach and guide her clients in a way that ensures their success.
Still the most common recommendations health coaches give their clients are to go gluten-free and start taking probiotics.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t get to the root of most people’s digestive trouble.
And when their clients come back (or don’t) without fully resolving their health conditions, they blame themselves. And then thoughts start creeping in making them wonder if this is the reason they aren’t running the booming wellness practice they envisioned.
Sound familiar? Are you at a place where you just don’t know exactly what to tell your clients or patients when it comes to digestive disorders? Do you wish you had someone to bounce ideas off of or mentor you as you proceed to work with each of your clients?
It’s not your fault, digestive healing protocol isn’t really taught at most nutrition schools. Even as an herbalist, it took working with various herbal mentors to be successful in helping others fully heal their digestive disorders.
Please stop being so hard on yourself. And stop operating in isolation.
When approaching digestive healing using the current paradigm of healing focused on trying to eradicate the ‘bad guys’ you’ll struggle to really help people.
Why? Because you must start operating within the ecosystem of the body.
Imagine traveling with your whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone. You all want to go stay in a hotel and you show up, but this hotel is strange. It has no beds.
What do you do? You move on to the next hotel, of course. This is no good.
That’s exactly what’s happening inside the body when you douse your system with probiotics, but you haven’t created the right ecosystem in which they can live.
So they pass on through your body because there was NO WHERE to sleep!
If you find yourself without confidence in your current methods to create the real healing for your clients – it might be time to work this out. For the sake of your clients, but also so you can step into the role as the healer you are meant to be.
Learn how to create beds in your and your clients’ hotels. It’s much easier to heal when you let the ecosystem do all the work.
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