Hello and welcome, I'm Barbara Babcock
Health & Wellness Coach, Facilitator, Researcher
Health and wellness coaching to rebuild and renew your life after a serious health issue
When a serious, life-changing health issue strikes, I support you, whether you have the health issue or are in the caring role, to:
Deal effectively with the emotional impact
Navigate the many changes
Create a ‘new normality’
Reclaim meaning and purpose in your life
I empower you to return to wellness, and stay there.
Because you matter. Because your experiences and life are important.
Through working with people in a similar situation to you and from firsthand experience, I have seen the impact a serious health issue can have. There is a longing for one’s old life coupled with concerns and questions regarding the future. Yet there is also the hope and desire to find purpose and meaning again, and turn that into real change.
I supported these people to make that change happen. To create a ‘new normality’ within the reality of their changed bodies. To find their way back to a sense of happiness and wellbeing. To look forward to the future again.
We may connect directly through your employer, a charity, support group, a healthcare professional or your solicitor.
Look below for free health and wellness advice and coaching resources, and a find service relevant to your needs.
Health and wellness advice and coaching resources
Research on acceptance
Have you experienced the onset of a serious health issue and talk about acceptance in relation to it? If you are happy to share your experience, I’m researching what acceptance means to people like you.
Get advice from my blog
Health and wellness advice and coaching techniques to help you live well with the impact of a serious health issue.
Assess your current levels of wellness in various parts of your life and what you can do to increase them. (coming soon)
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Individuals & Families
You or a loved one have experienced a serious health issue and wish to take back control, rebuild your life, and return to a sense of normality.
Charities & Support Groups
You’re interested in health coaching to help your service users manage the impact of their health issue.
You wish to offer tailored support to an employee returning to work after experiencing a serious health issue to ensure a successful transition.
You wish to learn about health coaching to work in this area. Or you are seeking mentor coaching to obtain/renew your ACC credential with the ICF.
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