Many years ago, I taught Health Promotion at a time when there was great emphasis on lifestyle change. Yet pretty soon I began to realise simply ‘telling people’ to change and give information didn’t work. So what else was needed? Some of the factors needed were willingness, motivation, individual circumstances, and self-knowledge, awareness, beliefs and values and self belief. Yes, I can do this ……..! In other words a sense of empowerment.
Changing personal lifestyles to improve wellbeing and sustainability requires us to take a holistic approach and include mind and emotions and work from the point of inner power, will and creativity that lies deep within us all.
On an everyday level, it really isn’t easy to go it alone. We need support from other people family, friends when choosing lifestyle change. And there is research to suggest that it is in the relating to others locally also makes us happy!
So I decided it was a really time to become a Licensed ‘Discovery Party Coach’ www.discoveryparty.co.uk and develop them with a green theme. Getting together in a fun way, light-hearted way supports us as we begin to think about making different lifestyle choices.