Available In-house and Online
Dr Arien is a medical doctor specialising in Holistic, Integrative Medicine & Health Promotion
‘We teach best what we most have to learn’
When you are 20, it feels like you will live forever. Your body is a finely tuned machine. You get out of bed in the morning without even thinking about your joints (because they’re not aching) or you heart (because it beats exuberantly) or your lungs (because they breathe like nobody’s business). Your blood pressure is perfect, you don’t even know you have kidneys and your brain is as clear as a mountain spring – oh to be young! And before you know it, you turn 30 and then 40 and then, my oh my, 50!
But what if I told you that you could turn back the clock on aging, that you could recapture that 20-year-old-feeling when you get out of bed in the morning? Being healthy as we age is NOT supposed to be an exception. Our bodies were designed for good health to be the rule!
The very first problem is that we expect to deteriorate as we put on the years. Somehow, this resolve to feel horrible as we age, is programmed into us. We accept the aches and pains almost as a right of passage.
I honestly think we should stop this immediately!
Good health when you’re young and continued good health as you age is your birthright. I will take you through the motions of realising this goal in my 12-week programme.
Whether the aches and pains of dis-ease is already a reality for you or whether you just want to invest in a healthier future, this course will help and support you.
Click here to register for my free webinar introduction to the online health coaching course
What is Health Coaching?
Health coaching or mentoring is the practice of health education and health promotion within a coaching context, to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and groups, by facilitating the achievement of health and wellbeing related goals.
Health coaching or mentoring has become a very effective tool to help improve performance and productivity, manage stress and optimise wellbeing, achieve work related, as well as personal health and wellbeing goals, while being on the ever human quest for meaning and purpose in life.
Coaching is about unlocking everyone’s own inner healing potential, to maximise their own performance, while helping them to learn (rather than being taught). It is the art of facilitation and ongoing support to improve performance, as well as the development of skills through a form of tutoring, mentoring or instruction. The aim of health coaching or mentoring, is to enhance wellbeing and full potential development in personal and work life.
Health coaching or mentoring is a fluid and adaptable process, continuously adjusted to the patient’s needs and progress, which is both goal and solution focused.
The Health Coaching Wheel used as basis for the 12 Step Health Coaching Process:
1. Commitment, willingness & self-responsibility
2. Gratitude, trust & intuition
3. Eating, drinking, detoxing mindfully
4. Making sense of food supplements & herbal remedies (as an effective ‘health insurance policy’!)
5. Breathing deeply, relaxing fully
6. Exercise as medicine
7. Releasing trapped emotions
8. Positive vibes as cure
9. We are social beings
10. Work, play, love
11. Prosperity & abundance
12. Deepening your commitment
Recommendation from Onica Lewis, currently doing the Health Coaching Course with Dr Arien:
Positive mind and stress solutions ensure a healthy body
As someone that has been treated for various stress related illnesses by many health practitioners, the books at the counter of my local health centre immediately appealed to me. ‘Stress Solutions’, ‘Managing Diabetes & Related Health Challenges’ and ‘Health and Happiness’, written by medical doctor and author Dr Arien van der Merwe. I bought them and after reading through them for a while, I decided to consult with the author and we started working together on the ‘Optimise Your Health & Wellbeing in Only 12 Weeks’ Health Coaching Course. Dr Arien implemented the desired positive changes by mentoring and coaching me, providing gentle guidance, while facilitating the balancing of my mind, body and soul. These sessions assisted in removing limiting barriers and trapped emotions, while rewriting thought patterns, as well as integrating the left and the right brain allowing the two hemispheres to work together for effective whole brain functioning. Einstein’s dictum ‘ the whole is more than the sum of its parts’ really became a practical reality to me!
Stress is created in the mind and we addressed it using various exercises as well as Dr Arien’s relaxation CD, transforming and shifting negative situations into positive ones.
The sessions assisted me in reshaping my thinking, making better choices and opening up for better and new, opportunities and choices, as well as getting back my mental and emotional baseline – my body followed.
Some examples of the exercises included were a daily journal and relaxation practice, a creativity box, a gratitude list and a list of what brings me joy as well as learning to set boundaries. We also considered and adjusted my eating habits and exercise program, and I was advised on using the correct natural food supplements and herbal remedies.
I can honestly highly recommend the health coaching, solution based sessions: it has renewed my mindset, restored my vitality, strength and energy and overall I have the ability to enjoy quality of life.
Dr Arien also offers support group sessions in-house and online throughout the Course:
Join the ‘Be Healthy!’ Club
This will take the form of a weekly communication via email (online) based on the in-house sessions’ process, that will entail a group meeting for an hour, with a short lecture and relaxation exercise, fun exercises with Anri, followed by a group discussion, with tips, tools, techniques and tasty, healthy titbits. The format will be the 12 Step foundation of the Health Coaching process, but in a group setting for members of our ‘Be Healthy!’ Club. The aim is to support you in your quest to be good to your body, mind and soul, enjoying the exuberant health and happiness that is your birth right.
For more information on the Health Coaching or Mentoring Process, click here