Frequently asked questions
What is integrative wellness coaching?
One of my favorite texts from my graduate studies was a book titled “How to be a Health Coach” by Dr. Meg Jordan. I loved her definition of integrative wellness coaching so much that I’m going to quote her:
Integrative wellness coaching implies a special integral “signature”, expanding the scope of health coaching to include strategies for using mind-body techniques, alternative and complementary therapies, and for helping clients bring into focus life purpose, meaning, optimism, belonging, community, and spiritual connection, which all serve as necessary underpinning for leading a healthy and vibrant life.
...pretty cool, right?
What type of clients do you serve?
My mission is to empower women. Period.
The majority of my clients are millennials. These amazing women range from young mothers and professionals to college students….sometimes all three!
What struggles do your clients have?
My clients top 3 struggles are stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
Topics that lead to those feelings include: struggling with debt, having a life purpose, feeling a sense of belonging, and the feeling of not having enough time to accomplish one’s dreams.
What techniques do you use in your practice?
Stress management techniques have multiple categories: healthy lifestyle (diet/exercise), supportive relationships (social support/effective communication), mind-body techniques (guided imagery/breathwork), self-care (safety measures/medical check-ups), and self-awareness.
The categories my clients and I explore are self-awareness, healthy lifestyle choices, supportive relationships, mind-body techniques and self-care.
Some specific techniques include: goal setting, visualization, body scans, deep breathing/breathwork, yoga/movement, journaling, meditation, affirmations, emotional freedom technique, manifestation and neuro-linguistic programming.
What about other techniques?
Some areas that I am not an expert in, but recommend to clients are: acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki, traditional Chinese medicine, biofeedback, and massage therapy.
Why do you care about stress management?
Now, more than ever, people desperately want: to feel empowered and supported with their lifestyle, help with changing unwanted behaviors and you guessed it….help managing their stress.
Although I coach on all of the above topics, I care about stress management specifically because I have spent over half of my life feeling stressed the f*ck out.
I learned techniques over the years that changed my life and now I’m ready to help change yours.
What exactly is stress?
In most cases, people use the terms stress and anxiety interchangeably. Stress occurs when any demand is placed on your brain or your physical body. Anxiety can be a reaction to stress.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are “the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year”.
Areas of stress include: relationships, work, money, health, and one’s future.
What should I expect from working with a coach like you?
Outcomes on being coached on stress management include: gain of confidence, higher self-esteem, independence, feelings of peace and relaxation, knowing your strength/resilience and being more comfortable setting boundaries.
Other amazing outcomes are changing your paradigm and allowing for the disruption of dysfunctional thought patterns such as: unrealistic expectations, jumping to conclusions, catastrophizing, taking things personally and equating feelings with facts.
Managing stress allows you to increase your concentration, decrease anxiety, and improve mental and physical health.
Additional benefits of stress management include unnecessary energy drain/more energy, less physical pain, decrease in anger and irritability and heightened intuition.
Why should I trust you?
I am a qualified coach because of my education in the field and my personal experiences with stress, anxiety and overwhelm in my personal, professional and academic life.
My undergraduate in Psychology and minor in Sociology taught me about cognitive, developmental, behavioral, social and clinical psychology. My bachelor’s degree gave me a broad understanding of human behavior.
My graduate degree in Integrative Wellness Coaching allowed me to master the art and science of coaching. I was able to learn and utilize evidence-based approaches that help clients with lifestyle and behavior modifications.
My certifications in Life & Success Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Technique and Clinical Hypnotherapy prepared me to coach in different modalities to serve my clients specific needs, as opposed to having a standardized approach.
Want to know more about my background? Check out my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-delre/
Where are you located?
I live in San Diego, CA but coach virtually. I use video programs such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Google Meets and WhatsApp to communicate with my clients.
How do we get started working together?
You can use the contact box below, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.