What is Cognitive Health Coaching?
The purpose of cognitive health coaching is to develop and implement strategies that help a client reach goals of enhanced performance and life satisfaction. Coaching may address several domains including personal projects, lifestyle management, job or educational achievement, athletic performance, or general conditions as they relate to cognitive functioning (e.g. overall brain health, memory, attention, planning, organization, etc.) Coaching utilizes strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational interviewing, and other consulting techniques.
Cognitive health coaching is different from psychotherapy and/or cognitive rehabilitation. It does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. It is not meant to rehabilitate patients after neurological injury or disease onset. Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, or other qualified professionals.
How it Works
Cognitive health coaching begins with an intake interview to discuss current lifestyle factors and future goals. The number of coaching sessions that follow will be determined by the complexity of goals. In general, coaching sessions last approximately 45 minutes and are conducted once a week. The majority of coaching sessions occur virtually, although some in-person appointments may be arranged.
Who Can Benefit from Coaching?
- Healthy children of parents with MCI and/or dementia.
- Individuals interested in improving overall brain health.
- College students
Why participate in Cognitive Health Coaching?
- To improve overall brain health.
- To identify values and establish goals.
- To learn problem-solving strategies.
- To Increase attention and concentration.
- To improve memory.
- To Improve time management and productivity.
- To reduce stress.
- To improve decision-making.
- To stay motivated.
- To improve self-confidence.