What it’s like to work with an Ayurveda Health Counselor

February 19, 2018 keymaster No comments exist

As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern, my mission, my passion, is to help you feel better and empower you to become your own healer.

When you’re overwhelmed, exhausted or depressed, it can be difficult to make changes. And with so much health information available to us now, navigating the options can be tough. Or it might be easy to start but hard to stay committed long enough to see truly transformative changes.

Having extra support can be the key to overcome these challenges. That’s where I come in!

Part educator, part medicine woman, part coach, my role as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern is to see the big picture of your health and well-being and provide the map and tools to get you where you want to be. We will use the time-tested framework of Ayurveda to first understand your imbalances and health challenges and then create a treatment plan that gently brings you back to equilibrium.

Treatment plans may focus on:

  • Nutrition & food habits: what, where, when, why and how you eat
  • Digestion: treating digestive troubles
  • Daily schedule: optimizing your energy throughout the day
  • Sleep: getting better sleep, treating insomnia
  • Stress: looking at habits around work, screens, information consumption, self-talk
  • Relationships: bringing more love and connectedness into your life
  • Extra tools: herbs, essential oils, body therapies, flower essences, self-massage

Seeing an Ayurveda Health Counselor

For new clients, I provide an initial internship package that includes 4 visits for $225. Here’s what you can expect:

Visit 1: Initial consultation

My goal is to get to know your complete health history and understand your current health and wellness challenges. Before the visit, I provide a thorough questionnaire for you to fill out. We discuss your answers during your first visit and I also take your pulse, observe your physical characteristics, observe your tongue and do a basic physical examination. This information provides me with the data I need to determine your core doshas (prakriti) and your imbalances (vikruti), as well as put together a treatment plan tailored to your unique situation. This and all work is overseen by my supervisor, Amanda Lyon.

This initial consultation is very thorough and takes 1.5-2 hours. You will leave with initial recommendations to implement.

Visit 2: Result of findings appointment

This is the meat-and-potatoes visit. Based on your information from the initial visit, I explain what your doshas are and how they apply to your imbalances. I share foundational information on Ayurveda that is useful to understand your assessment and to apply to your treatment plan. We cover your results from previous recommendations, discuss challenges and add on additional recommendations for you to work on.

This appointment takes place 1-2 weeks after the first visit and is about 1 hour long. You will leave with recommendations for things to do and purchase (i.e. herbs, floral essences, essential oils).

Visits 3 & 4: Follow-ups

Follow-up visits focus on education, support and deepening your treatment plan. We track the progress of your symptoms and the success and challenges of your recommendations. Additional recommendations are added as appropriate. Lots of support and cheerleading are provided!

Initial follow-up visits take place every 1-2 weeks. Included in the internship package.

Visits 5+

We continue with the activities of the previous follow-up visits and get into a groove. The challenges of the ups-and-downs of life factor into the long term plan and I help you stay consistent with your new habits. Changes in long term patterns become apparent.

Follow-up visits may be every 1-2 weeks initially, then space out more as your new habits become second nature. Each visit is billed separately at $80/each.

Ready to find out more?

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