The CannyNurse™ Holistic Coaching Process (developed by Ariana Ayu) uses Integrative Nurse Coaching (holistic nursing theory, motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, reflective practice, mindfulness, etc.), empowering esoteric principles (Hermetics, alchemy, shadow work, biofield therapy/ energetics, mirror theory, mysticism, etc.), and plant medicine (cannabis, essential oils, and flower essences) to help clients find joy, serenity, and wisdom on the spiral path of wellbeing. Client participation is crucial in developing the plan of care since “Adherence and engagement are increased by having ownership of a treatment plan and a sense of shared partnership in its development and planning” (Sarris et al., 2014, p.8).
Clients typically meet with the CannyNurse™ coach for one hour via phone or secure video chat on a monthly or biweekly basis. In these sessions, clients are led to set both functional and feeling goals and co-create a plan to achieve those goals in the spirit of gentleness, self-love, and nonjudgment. The nurse coach’s role is to guide the client along their journey of self-awareness, reflection, insight, and conscious growth based on the nurse coach’s experience, expertise, and current scientific evidence. Clients receive personal and customized education based on their needs, learning styles, and interests.
Sarris, J., O’Neil, A., Coulson, C. E., Schweitzer, I., & Berk, M. (2014). Lifestyle medicine for depression. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244x-14-107
*The text of all testimonials come verbatim from Ariana’s coaching clients. Identifying details have been changed for privacy.