I find that there is a lot of confusion among the general public about what exactly health coaching is. The health coaching I do is based on the principles of motivational interviewing and is centered around behavior change.
It’s true that there are tremendous health benefits to intermittent fasting. And it can be an effective weight loss strategy as well. But as with any dietary protocol, it’s important to know what you’re dong to optimize results and avoid potential pitfalls.
As your body of attention grows, and as you gradually learn to accept your mind as it is, you will find that the mind likes to be observed, it needs to be observed, is soothed and calmed by being observed.
In The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, Alan Watts tells a story that he characterizes as a myth for children. God gets bored, he says, and when God gets bored he plays games to entertain himself. God’s favorite game is hide-and-seek.
It’s ironic that a practice touted as a tool for stress management so often produces anxiety. To understand how this can be the case, it’s necessary to understand that there are two levels of stress in the body.
Want book recommendations or a peek into my practice life? Once a month I write mini reviews of what I’m reading and share what’s on my mind.
I combine traditional sitting meditation with ancestral health principles to help you thrive
I started working with Johnny because I was having trouble sleeping through the night…Through working with Johnny, I figured out the root cause of my problems and how to move forward. After working with Johnny for a few months, I have been able to sleep through the night and make progress with my business.
Mia Dang, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Canada
I have been so impressed with the work Johnny has done with me… His insight has helped me in areas of resolution that I could not see on my own…I look forward to our meeting every week. It feels really great to know that someone is honestly listening and caring and helping me achieve. I actually think that this might be what people look for in therapy but don’t really get.
Katie Hedges, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher
Johnny’s attitude towards my struggle with food has really impressed me. He is very patient, wise and understanding…[and] has always been very present with me – without expectations or attachment to outcomes. This is a rare quality and I believe it comes from his decades of deep meditation.
Andrew Sanderson, New Zealand
Through working with Johnny I was able to adapt a new diet, improve my meditation practice, and implement strategies to reduce daily stress…His passion for health and helping others is clear, and he takes the time to truly learn to understand his clients and their goals.