I am a certified wellness coach and a wellness counselor. I am currently pursuing my M.A. in Counseling Psychology. I have advanced training in wellness coaching through WellCoaches, which is connected with the Institute of Coaching, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. I am also seeking advanced training in Trauma Recovery and Health Psychology.
I have studied and trained in alternative health for 18 years. I was a wellness consultant, lecturer, and broker in the natural foods industry for 7 years. As a broker, I represented over 30 lines and serviced 50 chain and independent stores in Utah. Some of my clients included: Alacer, BHI, Herb Pharm, Greens Plus, Nature’s Secret, Renew Life, Nutrex, Nutribiotic, and Weleeda.
I have training in wellness coaching, corporate wellness coaching, stress management, energy healing & medicine, herbs, superfoods, nutrition coaching, natural foods, HABA care, food psychology, personal training, and fitness coaching – I was a professional dancer for 10 years. I am a freelance writer and have written copy for a corporate wellness journal for an international insurance brokerage. I currently write for MindBodyGreen.com ~ http://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/edie-summers
I teach yoga (Mommy & Me, Pregnancy Yoga, and YogaFlow), children’s creative dance, and QiGong at the Beaverton Healing Center, where I also offer individual and group wellness coaching, and wellness counseling services.
Beaverton Healing Center
I have been involved in the fields of alternative and integrative health for over 18 years as a consultant, patient, advocate, writer, and coach. I have experienced health challenges as well as supremely good health, and everything in between. I have a passion for health and I wish to continue to share it with others and empower people to realize the value of their own life and health.
I have overcome many obstacles in my life including recovering from chronic illness and surviving domestic violence. I have achieved many of my lifelong goals including becoming a professional writer and dancer, and having my own coaching business. I continue to achieve goals I set for myself both personally and professionally by practicing what I recommend to my clients each and every day. Never give up on yourself. You are worth it.
I specialize in coaching and empowering people who are seeking to change their health for good.
I also offer coaching or counseling for people who have CFS or other chronic conditions. You can visit my wellness counseling website here: http://wellnesscounseling.co/
I give natural food store tours and coach you on diet and exercise programs. I will assist you in whichever way you need to get and stay on a healthy course of living.
I also offer public lectures on my experience recovering from chronic illness, how to stay well naturally, and how to get empowered in any situation life hands you. Feel free to contact me or my publicist, Diane Dennis at http://inspiredmc.com/ for further information on public speaking engagements.
I am now offering holistic practitioner business coaching as well, since I have received so many requests on how to get started as a wellness coach and build your business.
Please email me for rates for both coaching services.
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Change – You Can Do It
YOU can change the very thing you think you cannot change.
I help people change what they think they cannot change: their health habits, seemingly glued in cement by their deeply held beliefs about themselves.
Whether it’s emotional eating to hide from your authentic feelings, smoking to dampen your true voice, not moving because you’re afraid who might be looking, or any deeply ingrained counterproductive health habit you secretly harbor and only do when it’s you alone in your house or your car…I can help you change what you think you cannot change.
First, I’ve been there myself. I know what’s it like to feel stuck, even feel like you are a SLAVE to a health habit you don’t even like. I know what’s it like to feel like you may never be able to break free of an addictive health habit because you’ve tried a thousand times, but it keeps resurfacing. I also know what it’s like to be FREE of enslaving health habits that make you feel so bad, even ashamed.
How do you break free?
First, you need distance, because more often than not, we are too close to our pain to see it clearly. We can FEEL it, but we can’t seem to break free because it has become the familiar circle we orbit, and it has seem to become the only path in sight. How do you find other paths? You ask for help, guidance, get a map, create a map (which are your goals, ideals, wellness vision, etc) and start rewiring your brain. Yes, your brain.
Don’t get me wrong, people change their health habits ALL THE TIME. Many even do it on their own. I can even teach you self-coaching techniques to help yourself, which is really what people are doing who are successful.
There are MANY techniques we can use to change your health habits for good.
But the two most tried and true techniques are setting short-term goals, and by focusing on the positive – focusing on what’s going RIGHT, not what’s going wrong (your current health habit to be precise).
That which you focus on takes focus…and determines the way your brain and neural pathways will be programmed for that day, that week, that month, that year, and, ultimately, your lifetime.
What do you want the path you’re walking on to look like? Is is currently filled with weeds – the obstacles of your undesirable health habits?
If you desire to CHANGE and have the motivation and courage, and BELIEF IN YOURSELF, then you are the kind of client with whom I work.
Even if you don’t believe in yourself 100%, but you have FAITH that there really is a way to change your damaging health habits for good, then you are the kind of person who would benefit from working with me.
I am very PASSIONATE about wellness coaching, and I know it works, from personal experience. This is not rocket science. But the methods I use have been proven to work over an over for thousands upon thousands of people.
This is your LIFE. How much do you desire to feel good and feel free from health habits that keep you going in circles and feeling unhealthy?
What VALUE do you place on FEELING GOOD? How much do you value and RESPECT yourself, your body, and this one PRECIOUS LIFE you have been given to live?
If you can find what MOTIVATES you to change, give me a call. This is all you need to get started. What moves you to change?
You could be motivated out of FEAR, yes. But that won’t get you very far.
But if you can find a REASON to change that is based on LOVE, INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION, etc. you can and will change for good.
Remember, you will not be in this alone. That is the whole point of coaching. I can guide you down this new path, that YOU have chosen to get and stay on…
Together, we can change the very thing that has caused you so much pain for so long.
That which you shine a light on is illuminated in light, and diminished in fear.
Reach out to me today, and let’s shine a light on your FEAR.
It’s not really that scary. It’s just there, in the dark, in your way, blocking your true path and effortless health.
If you are ready, I am here, on the other path, ready to go….
edie [@] ediesummers.com
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