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Food Allergy Coaching – commonly defined words:

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, multi-system allergic reaction, usually accompanied by a drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing. www.achooallergy.com

What is coaching?

Coaching, when referring to getting coached by a professional coach, is a teaching, training or development process in which an individual gets support while learning to achieve a specific personal or professional result or goal. It involves a conversation where one person listens and then advises another person on any subject matter.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_coaching

“Coaching enables you to focus your thoughts actions and time so that you will be able to increase the quality of your life” – Edward Fisher.  http://internationalinstituteofcoaching.org/coaching_definitions.php

 

Commonly used medications:

Generic Name: diphenhydramine (dye fen HYE dra meen)
Brand Names: Aler-Tab, Allergy, Allermax, Altaryl, Benadryl, Children’s Allergy, Diphen Cough, Diphenhist, Dytuss, Q-Dryl, Siladryl, Silphen Cough, Simply Sleep, Sleep-ettes, Sominex Maximum Strength Caplet, Theraflu Thin Strips Multi Symptom, Triaminic Thin Strips Cough & Runny Nose, Unisom Sleepgels Maximum Strength, Valu-Dryl.

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in the body.  It is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

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Generic Name: Epinephrine (ep-uh-nef-rin, -reen) Brand names: EpiPen, Adrenalin, Primatene Mist, Auvi-Q

Epinephrine is a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glandsEpinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe skin itching, hives, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. Epinephrine injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

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What did you learn:

“Today’s training really helped expand my knowledge & understanding of food allergies.  I will definitely look at labels much closer.”

What did you like:

“lots of visuals and hands on participation for the staff.”  “Informal presentation – presenter obviously very knowledgeable, enjoyed family examples.”, “Speaker was informative and knowledgeable. Training was interactive with great conversation.”

Other comments:

“I applaud you and your family.  It’s amazing how you choose to take your time to educate and advocate for others.”

“I found the training to be very helpful and informative.  Looking  <at> and comparing food labels was VERY eye opening.”

“I liked hearing your personal accounts.  As a parent who hasn’t had to deal with this first hand, it really helps me empathize with those that do.”

Testimonials from Health Coaching Clients:

“Having a <health> coach makes it a more important issue so you can act on it.  Taking step #1 is what you need!”

“With thorough questioning and direction, you realize the crux of the matter and what you need to pay attention to.”

“It’s all a process.  It has to percolate and then <the issue> needs to live a life of its own.”

“Just by talking about it, cements it into your mind.  Takes it from the back of your mind and puts it in the front.”

“Helps you realize what your intentions really are.”