What does it mean to be your Vital Health Coach?
A Health Coach is a professional who helps you develop skills and tools so that you can bring forth your inherent strengths, and abilities to optimise your health and well-being.
A Health Coach helps you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent or mitigate chronic disease.
As your Vital Health Coach, I will help you transform your life so you can learn to live with vigour and enthusiasm during cancer treatment.
By transforming your mindset, core beliefs, and behaviours that may be either hindering or delaying your healing process, your immune system will get to work more efficiently. Furthermore, by changing your diet and exercising routines, your immune system will be further stimulated.
Because of these vital transformations, your immune system will be strengthened, and the effectiveness and outcome of your cancer treatment will increase, allowing you to live a more comfortable life full of hope during the process.
It is a holistic approach, which integrates your emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological needs.
My role as your Vital Health Coach will be to provide you with ongoing support and guidance, helping you to overcome obstacles successfully and effectively as you move forward on your journey.
I look forward to working with you on your journey of life transformation.
Why work with me?
I had cancer myself, Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin, therefore, I know exactly what it is like to go through the cancer process from the diagnosis phase until the cure. I know how deeply held beliefs can sabotage the mind and the success of treatment.
I know that it takes strong determination to overcome the internal and external obstacles we face when we have cancer.
I also know that at times when we feel confused and disheartened, having someone to support us is of vital importance. It encourages us to move forward with a renewed and strengthened attitude.
For a better response to treatment, the first factor to consider is what you think of cancer, what you think of the treatment, and your conflicting emotions, as these are important elements that determine the response of your immune system.
I will focus on the deeper causes that may have led to the development of your condition.
As a Doctor in Physiology, I know how the different systems of the human body work and the interconnection between mind, body, and environment. The dynamics of these three interconnected aspects have a direct impact on the response of the immune system, and consequently, determine the success of cancer treatment.
Thanks to my scientific background, I understand how medical tests, assessments, and treatments work, as well as what to expect from them and their effects on the body. I will be able to guide you and help you prepare for each of these different stages of the process.
I will tailor the ViDA Immune Strengthening Programme to fit your specific needs and circumstances. I will consider all significant aspects of your life, which influence the success of your treatment and your well-being.
I will be with you during the entire process. You will have all the support you need throughout your life transformational experience. This will include regular direct contact with you either via phone, Zoom, or Skype, to prevent you from feeling isolated, confused, or unheard.
As a Health Coach I Can Help You With Other Areas.
Health & Lifestyle concerns
Work Life Balance
All About Me
My path in life
My professional career began as an academic, following a degree in Biology and later a Master’s Degree in Human Physiology, which led to a productive chapter in my life as a lecturer and researcher in cardiovascular physiology at a major university in Latin America. I also became a mother during this active period of professional growth, so, I developed the art of juggling through the different and complex demands of life.
This journey later took me and my then-teenage daughter across the Atlantic, where I decided to pursue a Doctorate in Human Physiology at Liverpool University and eventually led me to an incredibly fulfilling position as Professor, Head of Department and Research Lead of a major research laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine back in my home country of Venezuela.
During this phase of fulfilling professional development, I also faced several challenges in my personal life, such as dealing with complex family relationships, illness, and intense stress. All these factors undoubtedly contributed to my subsequent diagnoses of non-Hodgkin cancer, reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These challenges helped me gain a deeper insight into the importance of reaching out for professional support and guidance at crucial times in life when stress and pressure may inadvertently take over and overwhelm us.
As a result of these experiences, especially facing a non-Hodgkin cancer diagnosis twice, I have grown to appreciate the importance of taking responsibility for my own health and life.
I have also learned to see my health from a holistic perspective in relation to diet, eating habits, quality of relationships, quality of sleep, and emotional health. I believe that having experienced and won the battle against cancer twice, enabled me to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of cancer patients and in how I can play a key pivotal role in supporting them.