Wellness Coaching

What is wellness coaching?

Life happens and many things can get in the way of doing your best at the University of Kentucky which may leave you struggling to find time to do things you need to stay well and feel your best – like being active, eating well, managing stress or getting enough sleep.

Wellness coaching is a free opportunity for students to improve one or more of the following areas:

  • Active Living
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management and Relaxation Strategies
  • Sleep Habits
  • Healthy Eating
  • Social Connection
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Student Wellness Center's certified wellness coaches are professional health educators who will help you set priorities and identify specific changes you want to make to improve your well-being. Wellness Coaching is not counseling, but your coach will help you create an individualized action plan. During your sessions your coach will help you:

  • Identify one or more priority areas that you would like to change based on your readiness for change.
  • Recognize benefits of creating new, positive habits. 
  • Identify barriers to performing at your best and come up with manageable solutions.  
  • Create an action plan that incorporates realistic strategies tailored to your busy schedule. 
  • Successfully implement your plan by providing accountability, problem-solving, skill-building and referral to other campus resources if needed.

 

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT...

Schedule an appointment: Request an appointment from our website by clicking here.

Initial Visit: The first visit session typically lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. You will meet individually with a wellness coach for an active working session to identify your priorities and create a realistic action plan.

Optional Follow-up Visits: You and your coach may determine additional meetings are neccessary for your well-being success.  Follow-up visits are typically 30-60 minutes and can be arranged weekly, bi-weekly, or as necessary based on your goals and what is convenient with your schedule.

There are certain situations where the needs of an individual cannot be met by wellness coaching.  In those situations you will be directed to a clinician, dietician, or other trained healthcare professional.  Many times, in those situations, you can have sessions with a wellness coach to continue working on the goal setting process related to the advice given by your healthcare professional.