Empowering Cancer Patients Through Personalized Health Coaching at Osara Health

Health coaching defined

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is health coaching in the context of cancer care?

    Health coaching in cancer care involves working with trained professionals who provide guidance, support, and education to individuals affected by cancer. Our health coaches assist people in setting goals and promoting health to enhance their wellbeing whilst navigating the intricate challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Health coaches focus support on the wishes of the individual in their specific circumstances, ensuring that people’s preferences, needs, values and culture guide decisions, and provide support that is compassionate, upholds dignity and is respectful.

  • How can health coaching benefit individuals affected by cancer?

    Health coaching offers numerous benefits to individuals affected by cancer. It provides personalized support to help individuals better understand their condition, build self-efficacy and confidence with their health as well as adopt healthier habits, better self management and reframe negative patterns to enhance their overall wellbeing. Our health coaches promote self-care practices, and can help patients enhance their overall wellbeing. Through regular coaching sessions, individuals gain valuable knowledge, develop coping strategies, and feel empowered to take control of their health and live their best possible life during and after cancer treatment.

  • How does health coaching support cancer patients in managing their health and wellbeing during treatment?

    Our health coaching supports cancer patients by providing support throughout their cancer journey. Health Coaches complement the work of healthcare providers by focusing on lifestyle factors that contribute to overall health and wellness. Our health coaching serves as a valuable resource for patients, empowering them to actively participate in their care and make decisions that align with their unique circumstances and preferences.

  • Is health coaching available to both patients and their caregivers?

    At Osara Health we offer health coaching to cancer patients and their caregivers. Please check your eligibility for either program via your partnering organization.

    Caregivers play an essential part in upholding the well-being of both patients and themselves, while also navigating the intricacies of cancer care. Our health coaches offer direction and resources to assist caregivers in efficiently fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities, both in practical terms and on an emotional level. This support aids them in effectively supporting their loved ones while also maintaining their personal well-being.

  • How does Osara Health's health coaching program work?

    Osara Health’s Cancer Coach and Cancer Caregivers programs connect individuals affected by cancer with experienced professional health coaches who specialize in cancer support. Through digital, one-on-one sessions, our health coaches provide personalized support, education, and guidance tailored to each individual’s needs.. Our health coaches work collaboratively with individuals to empower them to reach their goals and feel more in control of their situation.

  • Can health coaching help individuals navigate the emotional challenges of cancer?

    Absolutely. Health coaching often prioritizes the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our health coaches provide a supportive and compassionate environment to address emotional challenges, such as fear, stress, and uncertainty. Our health coaching aims to enhance emotional wellbeing, resilience, self confidence, and empowerment throughout the cancer journey.

    Kindly be aware that Health Coaches at Osara Health do not offer counseling, therapy, or crisis support. However, all Health Coaches are equipped with training to direct participants to verified resources to access additional support when needed.

  • Are health coaching sessions personalized to each individual's needs?

    Yes, health coaching sessions are personalized to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our health coaches work closely with patients to understand their specific goals, concerns, and preferences. They tailor their guidance, education, and support to address the individual’s physical, emotional, and practical needs. By adapting the coaching approach to each person’s circumstances, our health coaches ensure that the sessions are meaningful and effective in supporting their overall wellbeing.

  • How can I access health coaching through the Osara Health program?

    To access health coaching through the Osara Health program, simply begin your enrollment via your provider. Once enrolled, a dedicated health coach will be assigned to you, and you can schedule your first coaching session based on your availability and preferences.