We have a new protocol in place for connecting with health coaches. Please go to this new thread to learn more and for further conversation. This thread will be closed for further posts.
You may have noticed a lot of helpful, friendly, new Support Team members popping up over the past week or so. These lovely folks are interns from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
helping us out while fulfilling practicum requirements for their academic program. Does this mean that we’re now aligned with The Institute for Functional Medicine? Not at all. While some of our members find it helpful to work with functional practitioners to address complex health issues that can contribute to cognitive decline; as always, we remain open to any and all approaches that may prove helpful per our Community Guidelines.
These interns are highly qualified to be offering support to our members. Many already have a background in the health community or other related fields. All have completed the requirements for their FMCA coaching certifications with the exception of their practicum which they are doing with us. Some have even attended Dr. Bredesen's training or other specialized training with a focus on optimizing cognition. They all have a special connection to our community, revealed in their introductions, which you can read in this thread.
In total, we have ten interns: sylvieJ, Floramaria, JML, Jan, Sara, CarrieS, fmcaapprenticeraj, jolicoeuer, ajackson, and Magda. We’re currently in the midst of hammering out a new schedule for them which I’ll post as soon as it’s available.
In addition to supporting our members on the site, these interns can also offer one-on-one personalized coaching through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Clinic. Like me, you may be wondering what exactly is health coaching? You can read some basic FAQs
here. I was particularly concerned that they may have some pre-conceived diet or other agenda that they would be pushing. I appreciated learning that they want to support MY goals and MY physician’s recommendations for me. Yes, please
. I struggle with implementing multiple aspect of my protocol and plan to take advantage of a session. The first 45 minute session is free of charge. Additional sessions are quite inexpensive (less than $5.50 for 30 mins.) depending on what package you choose. Feel free to ask any questions you may have surrounding this service in this thread.
You can sign up with a coach of your choice here.
Once again, we warmly welcome all of our new FMCA interns. Our traditional all volunteer staff are very busy, juggling multiple responsibilities which often include caretaking family members with cognitive decline, while trying to preserve their own health. We greatly appreciate the fresh energy and perspectives from our interns. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.