From the desk of Coach Strick:
If you are reading this page there is a good chance you are not feeling 100%.
Perhaps your vitality has slowly declined over the years even to the point where you have sought out medical help.
Did you seek help only to find that your test results were "normal"?
When insisting there was something wrong with you did your doctor want to put you on anti-depressents because they could find nothing else wrong with your labs?
Hi, my name is Shawn Strickland but you can call me Coach Strick.
If the above scenerio sounds familar or if you suffer from fatigue, pain, digestive issues, brain problems, weight issues, or just don't feel right then you may want to consider all your options before chosing which path you will go down.
Let's compare just a couple of your options, the conventional medical model and holistic health coaching.
You may be thinking... I just need to exercise more and go on a diet and you may be right, but my guess is that you are not even close.
You see I started my career in health and fitness 10 years ago as a personal trainer.
I wanted to help people lose weight and feel better, but I found that something was terribly wrong!
Over the years I have discovered many things that are believed to be solid truths by both the average and professional health enthusiast are in fact not solid at all and in some cases the opposite of the truth.
I found that many times people would workout until there was nothing left but a pile of sweat but still were not getting results! I also had people choose to eat very minimal calories and not see the results they were looking for.
I started to wonder how is this possible?
If you take the stand of the traditional trainer or health professional the answer is quite simple. They are LYING! There is no way they could work so hard or eat so little and not lose weight. "It's Science" they might proclaim.
And for some of the people they could be right. The clients could be lying about their calorie intake either intentionally or unintentionally and the resulting calorie surplus could be the cause of their lack of weight loss.
But, after ten years of seeing the same thing over and over again I have come to a different conclusion.
That being the body is a complex organism with uncountable reactions and processes going on every second to keep you alive and that in today's current living environment many times diet and exercise are not enough!
By the time you have symptoms like headaches, joint pain, digestive issues, fatigue, or any one of the numerous other possible symptoms your body had to be out of balance prior.
All these symptoms are regarded as normal today and most people don't think twice about popping a couple of pills to make the pain go away even if just for awhile. But any symptom you have is a signal from your body telling you that something is not right.
If you treat the symptom many times you will only make your situation worse. Yeah you might have some short term immediate relief but you will probably pay for it down the road in side effects, a progression of the original problem, or worse!
You don't need to treat the symptom you need to find the root cause to your problem!
Do you have any symptoms?
Have you ever wondered why you have the symptom? If not, you should!
Your body is a holistic system and everything is connected. So you could be having pain in one part of the body and it could be caused by something on the other end of your body. You could have pain from organs that refer pain to different parts of the body.
The body is very complex but this fact is very simple... if you have pain or malfuction in your body there is a reason!
Enter Holistic Health Coaching with Coach Strick
My job as a holistic health coach is help you find your blocking factors (the things that are holding you back from vibrant health) and guide you towards eliminating them and creating optimal health.
So how do you find blocking factors?
That is where coaching comes in...
How it Works
You, as a client, will fill out detailed questionaires about your current state of health and issues you may be having.
We will have an inital consultation to discuss the questionaires and I will determine a course of action.
Depending on the questionaires and the inital consultation I will recommend certain funtional lab test to help us discover your hidden blocking factors.
I will interprete the labs and develop a plan for you to start working on. Over the course of six months we will have two phone calls each month to check progress and readjust the plan as necessary.
As you can tell this is extremely different from most forms of health care today.
This type of health coaching is concerned with the entire body not just the problem area.
I look for the root cause of the issue and don't try to treat symptoms.
I help you uncover the blocking factors that are holding you back via questionaires, coaching, and functional lab test.