At Osara Health, our health coaching follows a well-defined scope of practice that acknowledges the unique challenges of the cancer journey. Our cancer coaches understand that the cancer experience is different from other chronic illnesses, which is why we adopt a person-centered approach to provide appropriate tools that empower individuals in physical, spiritual, and mental capacities. Our health coaches serve as "accountability partners," supporting individuals in developing and achieving their personalized, self-directed goals. They offer guidance and encouragement as individuals identify and work towards making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Health Coach Qualifications
At Osara Health, our team of health coaches brings a wealth of qualifications and expertise to provide exceptional support to individuals on their cancer journey. Our health coaches hold certifications and accreditations within different locales that demonstrate their commitment to delivering personalized, evidence-based care to cancer patients and their caregivers. Our health coaches are well-versed in the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of the cancer patient, allowing them to offer comprehensive guidance that addresses the unique challenges of each individual.
How to Work with a Health Coach
Engaging with a health coach at Osara Health is a straightforward and empowering process. Upon enrollment in our Cancer Coach or Cancer Caregivers programs, you'll be connected with a dedicated health coach who specializes in cancer support. Together, we will formulate personalized strategies to improve your overall well-being and effectively navigate your journey with cancer. Our digital health coaches conduct these sessions via phone, SMS and email to ensure that you can access support from the convenience of your own space.
The Principles of Behavior Change
At Osara Health, our health coaches leverage the principles of behavior change and a strengths based/person centered approach to empower individuals to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. Behavior change interventions are evidence based strategies that focus on understanding and reframing behaviors to promote self efficacy, self determination and self- responsibility to contribute to health and wellbeing. Our coaches understand theories of behavior change techniques and its application to empowering participants to adopt self-awareness in creating healthier habits, better self management and reframe negative patterns.Our health coaches gauge individuals’ readiness and values to change behaviors respectful of their cancer journey, and co-create with them holistic and realistic goals in various lifestyle areas.According to the World Health Organization, providing information alone to patients is unlikely to result in behavior change. Healthcare providers must grasp the psychological principles that form the basis of self-management training and recognize that motivating patients entails more than just conveying brief information.
Overcoming Challenges and Enhancing Resilience
Cancer patients and survivors often encounter various challenges that can impact their mental and emotional wellbeing. Our health coaches adopt a person-centered and strengths-based methodology to assist individuals in recognizing and accepting the obstacles encountered throughout their cancer journey. Through the utilization of behavior change techniques, coaches aid in reshaping individuals' perceptions of their health and well-being, leading to heightened resilience, confidence, and self-advocacy.