Whether you’re newly injured, preparing for, or recovering from surgery, you need tips and tools to make the healing process easier and less stressful. HealYourBest Certified Wellness Coaching provides the right tools for you at just the right time. From the moment you decide to invest in this program you will benefit from having an experienced and highly trained guide along during your journey of recovery. I’ll personalize a program starting with where you are currently, will encourage you as you look at your old story in order to know what to change, and will “walk beside you” as you create your new story of wellness.
Recovering from injury can be a stressful process. As a Performing Edge® Mental Training Consultant I provide tools based in sport psychology to help you focus on the present moment and the task at hand, visualization techniques to “see” yourself being successful at new challenges and healing completely, and daily self-talk affirmations to create a sense of hope for the future. I help you design new goals to work toward for a complete recovery from your injury or surgery. Tips for getting around the house and enlisting the social support you need come from my personal experience with injury followed by several surgeries and recoveries, from speaking with dozens of others who have been through the recovery process, and from an extensive list of research and referral resources.
As time goes on there may be delays and frustrations in the recovery process which can bring about a sense of loss, grief, and the fear that things will never be the same–or even good enough. That’s where, as a Grief Recovery® Specialist, I’ll help you look realistically at what’s happened, what your current situation means to you, and what’s possible for your future. If you have begun to get disappointed or discouraged you can start to feel alone or misunderstood. It helps to know you’re not alone and that all the thoughts and feelings you’re experiencing are normal and natural. It also helps to recognize how painful thoughts and limiting beliefs can interfere with a complete recovery. With the help of a caring and empathetic listener you can begin to let go of the hope for a better or different yesterday, assess what’s needed today, and look for what’s possible tomorrow. If you’ve lost sight of your dreams, through a series of specific choices you can complete the relationship to your pain and loss while facing the future with renewed hope.
For most of us who’ve experienced an injury, or loss of health and activity level, there comes a time when we’re ready to face our challenges and move ahead. In order to know what to change we need to recognize what aspects of our past and present that we would like to stay the same, what we want to change, what to get rid of, and what to add. That’s where New Life Story® Wellness Coaching fits beautifully. So many times when we’re ready for change we experience a surge of energy, which is quickly followed by a sense of discouragement as we realize that permanent change is harder than expected. Simply recognizing and stopping an old habit is not enough to create lasting change. New practices need to be put in place and repeated until they become new habits. While you’re recovering from injury or surgery you can benefit from having a guide to “walk beside you” as you take specific action steps to create a new story to be in, while leaving the old story behind.
Everyone’s injury and surgery recovery process is unique. HealYourBest Certified Wellness Coaching doesn’t simply follow a recipe or fall into a chronologically ordered system; each set of tools can be mixed and matched to custom tailor the best program for you.
Sue Hasker – Certified Wellness Coach
Empowering people sidelined by injury to create a new story of wellness.