Health Coaching, cooking classes and Seminars.
Health Coaching, cooking classes, catering, workshops and seminars with Sean and Penelope.
Our journey, over the past decade we have designed, cooked, photographed, styled, traveled, researched, studied, written and published about our passion and lifestyle; food and health. We are focused on a holistic approach to living, with an aim to achieve an inner balance of mind, body, and spirit, using natural healing methods, healthy eating, exercise, meditation and mindfulness. Encompassing a holistic lifestyle means to acknowledge a mind-body-spirit connection, that wellness interconnected not separate with the physical or the emotional, and to work in a clear direction to cultivate wellness and balance.
What is Health Coaching?
Health coaches inform and support their clients to achieve health goals and behavior adjustments. It’s a process that facilitates active, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, transform your goals into actions, wellness authority and a supportive mentor who motivates positive health choices.
A health coach can spends time to empower holistically and develop strategies to overcome distractions and obstacles, whether it’s to lose weight, reduce stress, sleep better, exercise plan, hydration, meditation or to lower the risk of chronic diseases.
Our population is aging, although chronic diseases are affecting our children too. Today chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, accounting for 90% of all deaths in 2011 (AIHW 2011b).
Chronic diseases can range from mild conditions such as short- or long-sightedness, dental decay and minor hearing loss, to debilitating arthritis, stroke, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and low back pain and to life-threatening heart disease, diabetes type II, respiratory diseases like COPD, asthma and cancers. Four common behavioural risk factors—smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and harmful use of alcohol.
Doctors don’t have the time we need to get us back on track. It’s not that they don’t want to help, but rather they only have about 10 – 15 minutes to spend with each patient. That means they may only be able to order some tests and prescribe a medication to relieve the symptoms. They also can usually only address one problem at a time. A health coach can spend the time to help someone listen and unravel out your personal health and lifestyle issues. It can be confusing with all the conflicting information you read in the media and the rival diets and the studies being reported. Coaching will support you by concentrating on the health and diet information that’s relevant to you as an individual. We have studied over 100 different diets on offer some fads, some unsustainable over a long period of time and others that really do not work. Weight loss is not about eating less, calories in and calories out, all calories are not equal. For example a cupcake that is 200 calories is not equal to a piece of fruit also 200 calories. We will provide step-by-step tools to create permanent sustainable changes for health and well-being.
We work as a personal coach, one-on-one and with groups with our seminars, plus implement corporate programs and co-ordinate with other professionals.
Working in Harmony
Our role as a health coach guides you to:-
- Create a personalized plan for meeting your health goals, consider your physical, mental, emotional and or spiritual well-being.
- Recognize and shift the behaviors, beliefs and emotions that have been blocking your success or change.
- Break your goals into manageable steps and track measurable progress.
- Learn specific strategies (plan more activity, learn to cook healthy quickly and easily, learn to read food labels, carve out time for exercise or establish a sleep-enhancing bedtime routine) aimed at achieving your goals.
- Communicate more openly with your doctors and other health-care providers.
Penelope: “We teach how to adopt healthy eating habits, learn to feel great about their body image, regain confidence and educate how you can live a long healthy happy life by prevent chronic disease through Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Programs in our group seminars”.
Have a “kitchen rescue” reset and be shown how to eat healthy and design the right meal plan. We are both trained through Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional Chef School in New York. Penelope has cooked vegan dishes, styled food for cookbooks, magazines and advertising and workshops over two decades.
Sean’s a Natural Foods Chef, Whole Foods Plant-Based (WFPB), he also facilitates workshops, cooking classes and seminars, kitchen rescues, teaches tips and facts on being vegan, raw and gluten free cooking, shows how you can plan quick meals for busy people yet still be healthy and design delicious recipes. His passion for cooking led him to undertake several workshops, class demonstrations and courses over the past decade learning many cooking styles from rustic French Provincial, Italian, Spanish and Modern Australia cuisines from top chefs. He has a passion for delicious dishes, flavors, sauces and dressings that are oil free, low salt and real food not refined or processed. “I lost of 30 kilos in weight, feel fantastic never hungry, eat large healthy meals and happy to shows others how they can do this too”.
We will help you transition to a happier, holistic, healthier balanced lifestyle! With the growing obesity epidemic and the dramatic increase of chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease, cancer and diabetes II in western cultures there are concerns over the consumption animal products and saturated fats which correlates to disease as well as general concerns over additives, hidden sugars or modifications to processed food. People are increasingly turning to plant-based foods to enable healthier lifestyles. Together we are committed to continue our research, study, share our experiences to support and guide others to escape from an unhealthy lifestyle, avoid chronic diseases and obesity through our health coaching, integrative nutrition, plant-based cooking meal plans enabling you to take control of your life. We believe every small step in the right direction is a win. The Buddhists believe that when you prepare food for others, hold love and compassion in your heart, this is our belief too.” Sean Beveridge and Penelope Jayne
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” Lao Tzu