As you can imagine, people often ask me “what is brain health coaching?” Brain health coaching is much like any sort of coaching – you engage an expert to assist you in improving something you do. People who want to be in better shape hire fitness coaches. People who want to improve their careers retain career coaches. People who want to improve their diets go to nutrition coaches.
This begs the question – why would someone need a brain health coach? The short answer is, for everything. You see, everything we do as people starts with our brains. It is the one ingredient that is a part of everything we do – fitness, sports, career, relationships, health. It is impossible to find a single human activity or pursuit that doesn’t originate or at least involve our brains. Yet, so often we take this absolutely critical and necessary component of everything we do for granted.
The truth is our brains are not static. Our brains, like pretty much every other part of our body, can be altered. Strengthened. Nourished. Even healed. And the amazing thing is that the results we reap from improving and nourishing our brains are absolutely transformative. Think about it – your brain pretty much controls everything you and your body does. If you can improve the thing that controls it, everything else can improve too.
So how do you improve your brain? Great question! That’s what I’m here for. First and foremost, it begins with brain health. Feeding your brain the right fuel and giving it the right amount of rest and diversion is critical. Think of the brain like an engine. If you put bad fuel in it, run it for long period of time and never change the oil – how do you think that engine is going to work?
After we make sure your brain is being cared for correctly, we focus on adjusting and improving it and its function. The way we do that is very similar to how you would improve your fitness. I create exercises that are focused on rewiring how your brain works regarding things in your life that you want to improve. While the brain actually is a muscle, it is also like a computer. There are techniques that I use that will help you “rewrite” or “debug” your brain’s synaptic pathways – essentially your brain’s programming code. You see this sort of coaching done all the time in professional sports. If you’ve ever seen an athlete visualize and go through the motions prior to competing – that’s a brain coaching exercise.
When working with me we’ll focus on all areas and build a program tailored to your specific objectives.