Health coach Chelsea Morriss is the founder of Soul Happy Wellness. She has a holistic approach to health and wellness and works with clients to help them achieve health goals in a fun and rewarding way. She also teaches yoga at several locations on the Big Island. Chelsea has been partnering with the Mango Foundation to provide wellness classes to people in Kamuela. Currently the first round of people are on their way to finishing the 6 month program. Funding has been provided by Rotary Club grants.
“Bridging the gap between lifestyle prescriptions and lasting behavioral change.”
What is Health Coaching?
Health coaching is an individual based approach to improve the patient's life based on identified areas of change. Physicians will assess the patient at the beginning, middle, and end of the program just to ensure that the program resulting in positive change in the patient's life. Chelsea provides support for the patient as they analyze and improve behaviors in a healthy and positive manner. She uses the transtheoretical model of behavior change (pictured right) which shows that behavior change is not a straight line and that mistakes are important in learning about and adapting new behaviors.