What is a Wellness Coach?

Working with a Wellness Coach should be an inspiring, empowering and motivating experience.

What is a Wellness Coach?

A Wellness Coach is a professional who makes a valued assessment of your current physical and emotional health, and helps you set goals for what you want to achieve in your overall health and wellness.  Together you create and Get Started on a Plan of Action to help you reach these goals. You can do this online, or in person.

What Does a Wellness Coach Do?

You may find your Wellness Coach also works at a local gym, hospital, in a clinic, or school.

Your Wellness Coach will work with you to achieve your goals in the short term, and guide you towards your long-term goals as well.

As coaches can vary depending on their specialisation or certification, Expect Me will help you Get Started, to find the right coach to suit you – The key is for you to get the best out of every session with your Wellness Coach.

Get Started HERE with a free 15min consultation with our Expect Me Wellness advice team.

How Can a Wellness Coach Help?

Depending on the area of focus, and the Wellness Coach’s expertise and education, a Wellness Coach may be able to help with setting goals with clients for improved:

  • nutrition counselling
  • exercise and movement
  • mental and emotional health
  • lifestyle changes and healthy habits

Your Wellness Coach will work closely with you to give you all the tools you need to reach your agreed goals. This includes guided programs, information and self-help resources.

Wellness Coaches are help you stay on track as you make key lifestyle changes.

Wellness Coaching and What to Expect

Initially, a Wellness Coach will be interested in hearing about your personal situation, past experiences, and your goals. The first step is usually a discussion with the Wellness Coach to find out:

  • what is important to you,
  • why you are looking for help and
  • what you want to achieve.

You’ll then create an action plan for working on your goals.

When Do You Need a Wellness Coach?

If you think that having someone help you identify your goals, strengths and challenges, and then support you along the way to achieving your health and wellness goals, then you might benefit from a Wellness Coach.

Expect Me helps find the Wellness Coach to suit you. Click HERE  to get started.

Examples of When People May Benefit From a Wellness Coach

There are many reasons and ways a Wellness Coach can help, for example:

  • Due to a newly diagnosed medical condition that requires lifestyle changes ie diabetes, anxiety or depression;
  • When you want to make a lifestyle change, such as lose weight, reduce stress, or quit smoking;
  • If you want to improve your health or well-being in general; or
  • If you want to prevent an illness or injury from getting worse

Finding a Certified Wellness Coach

It’s important to find the Wellness Coach that best suits your style. Get Started with Expect Me to have the conversation with us to find out who you have locally to help you achieve your wellness goals.

You can search our Wellness Directory HERE

Or, you may want to check with your doctor or a local hospital or clinic in your area to see if they have a qualified and reputable Wellness Coach to recommend to you.

We’ll help you Get Started with Expect Me Wellness Hub HERE



Website Article by Mila Araujo Updated October 23, 2019

Teenage expert suggests ban on mobile phones in schools has health benefits

Expect Me has been working with one of Australia’s leading adolescent psychologists, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, in bringing his current research findings on teenage mental health issues to communities across regional NSW in 2019.

One such event occurred in Port Macquarie in August, with media coverage of the event highlighting Dr Carr-Gregg’s suggestion that a ban on mobile phones in schools would benefit teenagers’ mental health.

Hear it from Dr Michael HERE on HitFM Mid-North Coast

See the event television news coverage on NBN News 

Read it HERE on the local high school community newsletter, Hastings Secondary College.

It isn’t surprising though, that by reducing the amount of distractions in the daytime by over-use of mobile devices in class time, the health benefits to individuals would include improved focus, greater inter-personal communication skills, rest and relaxation time, and time for growing brains to digest all that has been delivered in the class.

It may be controversial, but Dr Michael also proposes a mobile phone license for all students. Listen to his comments HERE or watch his interview HERE on Prime 7 News.

See the newspaper article on Port Macquarie News 

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will be delivering his message to regional NSW in August and September this year, with the following events:

“Raising Happy, Resilient Kids” – Wagga Wagga Community Event, hosted by Riverina Bluebell – Get TICKETS

“The Real Wired Child” – Griffith Community Event, hosted by Hanwood Public School P&C – Get TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased on these links.

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Why Vision Boards Work – Manifesting in 2019

If New Years Resolutions are daunting for you, here’s a great way to help guide you in 2019; a Vision Board.

To create a Vision Board, you need to set clear, simple intentions about what makes you feel happy, fulfilled and connected with your life, such as fun, learning, family, and adventure.

An old-fashioned way to create a Vision Board is to stick images, magazine or brochure pictures on to a large cardboard as an expression of what these values or intentions mean to you in reality.

There are now Apps and social media platforms for creating a Vision Board.

The Key: you need to do the thinking. You need to listen to your inner voice, your gut, your heart, your soul.

Don’t let the format of your Vision Board distract you from the importance of a clear intention. Wayne Dwyer can help you create a clear intention HERE

When you place your Vision Board where you can see it, you will be reminded of the good things that make your life worthwhile.

Through the Law of Attraction, looking at your Vision Board will keep you on track to achieving your intentions.

This is the crux. This is why Vision Boards work!

Your dreams and ideals, values and desires, when made tangible and visible, open up the possibility for them coming true, increases the likelihood of your body’s cells cooperating with these beliefs, and your intentions becoming more of a probability than a possibility. You’ll have announced to the Universe what you desire, and the Universe will honour your intentions.

No longer will you flip from one idea to the next losing sight of what’s important to you.

Visually representing your hopes and loves can change your life, one memory cell at a time. 

You will empower yourself to be responsible for the achievement of your own goals and dreams. Not only that, but if you’re motivated by the goodness you see in your life, you’ll feel better about yourself and what you’re doing in the present moment, knowing you’re growing small steps at a time in the best direction for you.

There’s a lot of high profile help to create and expand on your personal Vision Board:
Deepak Chopra – how to use this manifestation tool
Oprah Winfrey – beyond the Vision Board
Wayne Dwyer – choosing your own greatness

For a step-by-step guide to create a Vision Board, you can look at THIS from Mindvalley:      A powerful tool

If you notice that Health, Wellness and Relationships top your list of desires on your Vision Board for 2019, then find a practitioner who can help you achieve your goals on the Expect Me Directory HERE

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Gut Health and Trigger Reduction, Naturally

Is bloating, stomach pain and reflux, inconsistent bowel movements and lack of energy distracting you from enjoying your everyday activities? Don’t want to eat, because if you do you’ll pay for it later? Expect Me Wellness Hub can offer you the next step to coping with gut health.

Knowing you, you’ve tried a wide range of diets, exclusions, and you’re really exhausted.

Whether it’s the food itself, or the way your body responds to the food, your body needs help to reduce inflammation and soothe the triggers that keep agitating the cause of your discomfort.

According to a recently published report into your gut’s health, studies have suggested that “the intestinal microbiome plays an important role in modulating risk of several chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer,” and that “diet plays a significant role in shaping the microbiome, with experiments showing that dietary alterations can induce large, temporary microbial shifts within 24 hours”.

So trying a wide range of foods and juices is just what you need for a healthy gut – but which ones are for you?  For a local dietitian or nutritionist to help you fight the inflammation, pain and discomfort, read on….

Ask these local practitioners how they can help you get better gut and digestive function:

Digestion starts with your mouth, and we all know where it ends.

So let’s also be mindful of the taste and texture of your food, how it needs your participation to chew and swallow, and the importance of rest while you eat. Stressed-out lunch at the office desk or on the run isn’t ideal environment for good digestion. In fact, the Chinese have created a chart (see details) depicting your body’s biorhythms, that shows our stomach is best to cope with food between 7am-9am, and least at night time. Are you sleeping on an over-loaded stomach?

Other suitably qualified practitioners in iridology, hair analysis, massage therapy, chiropractics and health food advice can be contacted on this link HERE

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A gentle approach to the New Year

Do you really need more of this, or less of that? Didn’t we just go through that at Christmas time?

Now’s the time to contemplate a gentle approach to the next phase of the holiday season. In January our routine goes haywire, and holidays bring the heat, family drop-ins, play dates, and also quiet time to read books, watch sport, and rest.

With a whole range of external influences pulling our emotions from one extreme to the next, are they, or worse, the voices in your head, making you feel inferior, unwell, or dis-empowered this New Year?

If so, Expect Me practitioners are here to guide your holistic wellness, one choice at a time.

Personally, my best advice is to catch yourself in the moment, and feel the simple joy of what you’re doing – no guilt or envy. Rather than using the term “should have this, or should have that…”, let’s use more often the phrase “… I’m glad we…..”, and “…I’m thankful I could…..”. It’s a simple tool, and I use it all the time. I own my words, and they come from a place of truth deep within me. Go ahead, feel free to practice it.

Then ask:

Is it time to de-clutter?                   YES
Does my gut need calming?           YES
Do I have enough energy?              YES
Can my relationships improve?      YES
Do I need a fitness buddy?             YES

Expect Me has experienced practitioners to support a gentle health and wellness transition that empowers you, and complements who you are and what’s important to you.

Show me how to GET STARTED
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Could hair strands save your life?

Have you been suffering from a chronic health disease that you have been unable to find a solution for? Jacqueline Lenko from The Holistic Shop in Wagga Wagga is here to share with you how a few strands of your hair could save your life.
If you have consulted numerous professionals but are still unable to find a proper solution, try Bio-Profiler to investigate further the root cause of your health problems.

You’ll gain access to a wide variety of personal bio-information in only a matter of minutes, with The Cell Wellbeing Hair Screening Bio-Profiler-a breakthrough technology. BUY  TEST NOW

Jacqueline believes that there is more to health than meets the eye. Unlike modern medicine, which is built on the Newtonian belief that everything is based on physical matter, the Bio-Profiler is based on the concept that energy is the driving force for everything.

The Cell Wellbeing Epigenetic Hair Profile Analysis Test and Wellness Report detects toxins, pathogens, nutritional deficiencies and food intolerance in a client’s body. After scanning the hair sample a test result can be ready and sent back to us from data collective center located in Germany via email in only fifteen minutes! BUY TEST NOW
Could a few strands of hair save your life?

Yes, when you know what you’re dealing with, you can take action to remedy the situation. Discover which daily nutritional and environmental factors are impacting on your body’s cells through the Cell Well-being Hair Screening and Environmental analysis.

What is Hair Cell Analysis ?

The Cell Wellbeing Hair Follicle Analysis is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair.


Hair Cell Analysis is regarded by many doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapists as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.

Hair Follicle Screening (Analysis)

After years of researching and monitoring hair screening technology, We have secured a world leading process that identifies the primary reason your body is out of balance. The bio resonance hair screening test takes 10 minutes and the resulting bio profile reports, which are user friendly and highly visible, cover the key environmental indicators that are responsible for optimum cellular wellness including:

  • Antioxidants
  • Amino Acids
  • Toxins
  • Microbiology
  • Vitamins
  • Parasites
  • Radiation
  • Chemicals
  • Food interactions
  • Minerals…… and more.   Buy your home screening kit HERE

From the results of the Cell Wellbeing Hair Screenings, we are finding that every single person has some foods that affect only them. From this we know there is no one diet that is good for everyone. We also find that in the same family, different members are exposed to different environmental toxins. Hair Screening exposes the differences.

Other factors include such items as mould, yeast, fungi, heavy metal poisoning and parasites, or too much exposure to radiation. Any of these can be preventing you from being able to obtain good health or weight loss. Additionally, any of these can put the immune system under stress, having to work overtime to keep you free from disease.

The Process

You will receive the Hair Kit Folder with a one page personal details questionnaire (nothing too invasive just your name, DOB, address and email address to enable us to complete the test and return the Wellness Report back to you), Progress Report Day 1, Progress Report Day 30 (this if for your personal information ONLY) and a return to Cell Wellbeing Practitioner Envelope. We also require a sample of about 5-10 hair strands extracted from the base of your neck with follicle attached (or your armpit if you are bald).
We ask that you have someone assist you with this part of the test, use a pair of tweezers that have been sterilised with the Alcohol Wipe we provide. BUY TEST NOW
Important Information

Hair Screen Analysis uses the latest hair screening technology to identify the primary reason why optimal health is not being achieved. It also comes with a 34 page report of your cellular profile.  It does not claim diagnose, treat or cure and disease or ailment.The screening and report simply points out the areas that may need your attention in order for your to improve your general health and optimize your well-being. You may also take the report to your general practitioner, holistic therapist or compound pharmacist who can then concentrate on the areas that need addressing. It saves time, inconvenience, money, and best of all, puts you in a position to improve your own personal health and well-being journey.
The supplements, probiotics and minerals we recommend are available to purchase through our website or in the Shop, but this is purely at your own discretion. There is NO obligation to purchase from us anything other than your Wellness Report, but should you require assistance we are always happy to help.
To order your home screening kit today, click HERE
Talk to Jacqueline Lenko about holistic health HERE

What is Reiki?

A Brief Overview

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

For Reiki Practitioners on Expect Me, follow our ENERGY link HERE

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Mikao Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Mikao Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao

With thanks from the International Centre of Reiki Training website.

Special July Offers for You and Your Family

Expect Me practitioners have come together to offer you FREE services, FREE trials of their products and SPECIAL packages to get you started on your wellness journey:

FREE trial room diffuser, essential oils and wellness kit, from Sue Gavel, Wellness @TenParkAvenue HERE.

FREE signed book from author Angela Peris, Peris Cardiac Wellness Retreat, Berrigan. Find out more HERE.

RAPID RESULTS session with Amanda Mannes, Accept Health – Dietitian – Find out more HERE.

FREE consultation and energy balance, with Jacqui Herrmann, Soul Vibe Kinesiology HERE.

FREE initial consultation with Melissa Collier. *Kids get free Gummie Bears with every adult order – Find out more HERE.

FREE lip balm with special honey jar purchase, with Hilltops Honey, in Young. Find out more HERE.

What a great way to start your wellness journey!

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