Helping people get in tune with their bodies, make changes, and feel better!
At Changes - Health Coaching & Counselling, I help and support adults struggling with depression and anxiety. I also help adults struggling with their general health. The focus is on your individual nature and needs, and emphasizes the whole person with a unique approach using a combination of health coaching and counselling. My goal is to help and support you to have a balanced mind in a balanced body!
Joy Gawor, LCT-C, CCC, RHC
I'm Joy. That is me while living in Nunavut having some fun and getting some exercise on the tundra with my family!
I learned the hard way that repair is much more difficult than prevention! Today, I focus my energy on paying attention to my body and making necessary changes to my lifestyle in order to prevent problems. For many years, especially in my twenties, I was sick and miserable, both mentally and physically. From the time I can remember, I had signs and symptoms of inflammation. I believed that all of those signs and symptoms were a normal part of being human and so, I carried on feeling miserable. Luckily, I found and received the support I needed from a professional who taught me how to take my health into my own hands. I finally realized that I had a choice in how I was feeling! I started respecting my body and making changes to my lifestyle. I also went to counselling ,which gave me a place to open up and get the support I needed.
To my surprise, I began to feel well, actually better than I had ever felt!
My past health problems fuelled my passion to help others to take control of their health and to make the necessary changes to feel better. I made further changes to my lifestyle and I packed up and moved to Nunavut where I lived for 12 years. While teaching in Nunavut, I decided to take an education leave and get my Masters of Education in Counselling. During my time in Nunavut, I also became a registered Health Coach.
I realized, from my own journey, in order for people to make necessary changes to feel better that it is crucial for them to have both a knowledgeable and supportive person by their side. Nobody should ever have to go through any type of change alone! That is why I provide a unique service and I offer both Health Coaching and Counselling to my clients – I can help you make the changes you want to make, support you through the process, and help move you in the direction of a balanced mind in a balanced body!