Reclaiming your health with the aid of a personal coach requires willingness to try new things, dedication, and a desire to feel better. Tami Stackelhouse,
Founder of The International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute
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COACHING EXPLAINED Less Pain, More Good Days
A Fibromyalgia Coach is your ally helping you through the process of good days and bad days. Patients who are interested in getting a Fibromyalgia Coach should be willing to be coached and committed to putting in the effort required to make the changes. Reclaiming your health with a personal coach requires willingness to try new things, dedication, and a desire to feel better. If these attitudes sound like you, a Fibromyalgia Coach may be the perfect choice for you! A Fibromyalgia Coach is someone who is trained to provide support specifically for Fibromyalgia patients. It’s a bit of a cross between health coaching and life coaching, with a focus entirely on helping clients live as well as possible with Fibromyalgia. Does it work? An independent pilot study1, conducted by Ohio State University, indicated that Fibromyalgia patients who receive coaching are living better lives filled with more “good days” and less pain. They also save money by having fewer doctor visits. Patients learn to come to terms with their Fibromyalgia diagnosis. They understand their treatment options, implement prescribed lifestyle changes, reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms, and navigate the often-confusing medical system. But, that’s not all. It’s what happens in a coaching session that really makes the difference in reclaiming your health.