A Mental and Physical Wellness Service for Adolescents
Trust Your Gut, Inc started with the hope of empowering young people to feel self confident and well equipped to successfully navigate their ever changing worlds. Trust Your Gut, Inc utilizes personal training and wellness coaching, and a dash of counseling, to help adolescents develop healthy bodies and strong minds. By learning to take care of oneself – mind and body – ones ability to find self acceptance and develop self worth grows. And with that growth, happiness soars.
Trust Your Gut, Inc promotes positive self image by learning to pay attention to what your body is telling you and learning how to respond to those needs in a healthy way. As our name implies, Trust Your Gut, Inc strives to assist the younger generation with becoming acquainted with and listening to the little voice inside each of us.
Trust Your Gut, Inc seeks to assist adolescents in developing self worth by learning to care for their bodies and listen to their intuition.
Adolescents will feel confident to be true to themselves; finding comfort, pride and happiness in their identity.
At Trust Your Gut, Inc we strive to:
Listen to our intuition
Use our voice to accurately express and honor ourselves
Engage in hard-work as we achieve our goals
Fuel our minds and bodies with what it needs to keep us happy and healthy
Trust Your Gut, Inc places a focus on the awareness, education and growth of your pre-teen and teenager according to the wellness paradigm. Trust Your Gut, Inc is not interested in putting an emphasis on symptoms or developing diagnoses or disabilities. Your child is capable and Trust Your Gut, Inc works to remind them of this. Keep in mind, there will be times of challenge and struggle – mentally and physically – but with each moment your child is living outside of their comfort zone, they are learning, evolving and ultimately thriving.
What makes for a good Wellness Coach?
With the training received with Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., your child’s wellness coach will be motivational, genuine, and passionate. Coaches work as an advocate, supporting each individual in achieving their goals. They focus on developing the future, not fixing the past. They explore for possibilities instead of problems and causes. They believe in a holistic approach to health.
The Theories behind Wellness Coaching
Prochaska’s Stages of Change
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Your child’s personal trainer will teach individualized exercises that will support them in achieving their physical fitness goals. Each trainer is considered a skilled teacher, motivator and communicator for continual positive life change. Personal training will focus on preventing and minimizing unhealthy habits by developing healthy abilities and skills in order to maintain each young persons personalized goal of health and wellness.
Each young person will participate in weekly sessions, including both personal training and wellness coaching. Locations will vary each week depending on the specific goal and need of the adolescent. Trust Your Gut, Inc can come to your home, meet with your child in the community, or at the Cumberland office. Individuals can sign up for hour long sessions or 90 minutes. Typically one meeting per week is all that is necessary but accommodations can be made if additional support is desired. Trust Your Gut, Inc is available by phone Monday – Friday and continuously by email.
Trust Your Gut, Inc offers weekly individual personal training sessions. These sessions will be structured to meet the individual physical fitness needs of your child. They will learn how to best treat their bodies for optimal strength and health. Exercise routines will be formatted so they can be practiced during the week when your child is at home. That way they aren't at home just trying to be the best PS5 gamer on Youtube
During each weekly session, your child will also participate in a wellness coaching conversation to assist in helping your child reach the lifestyle goals they wish to achieve. These goals are identified by each individual, and broken down into achievable steps. Various at-home tasks will be given as well as other self reflective material to assist in the continued weekly success.
A Hint of Counseling
While traditional mental health counseling is not intended to be the focus, Trust Your Gut, Inc is skilled as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and will utilize these skills while assisting each individual with their own wellness journey.
On a monthly (or bi-monthly) basis, parents will join their young person and trainer/coach to discuss goals, progress and need for continued support. This visit will be led mainly by your child as they articulate their accomplishments and problem solving skills. This is an opportunity to ask questions, gain insight and provide praise for monumental efforts.
Saturday Adventure Morning (SAM)
Once a month Trust Your Gut, Inc offers a group adventure to take place within the community. This SAM is an opportunity for the adolescents to come together and support each other as they navigate similar challenges and push themselves beyond their comfort zones. Each SAM will incorporate components of personal training and wellness coaching. Adventures include gold prospecting in Maine, bike rides, hikes where we have seen animals because of trail cameras we have set up, yoga, 5K races and more! At times SAM will incorporate a community guest to provide additional education, support and wellness. Guests includes local nurses, dietitians, yoga instructors and more! We love getting kids and partents outside and a big reason for this is in thanks to Maine Wildlife Videos and their support to preserve Maine.
A job well done….
As each individual gains confidence and meets their mental and physical goals, a certification of completion will be awarded. Each adolescent who has received a certificate is welcome to attend each monthly SAM at half the cost…for continued support, friendship, and to serve as a mentor for those currently working to develop skills on how to follow their intuition and listen to their bodies.