As a health coach at Campbell County Health
Wellness Services, Brittney Bunney said she enjoys guiding people to make healthy lifestyle
changes and helping them realize they can reach their health goals. For
the past four years, Brittney has been meeting with clients one-on-one
to set their goals and identify ways to accomplish them.
"I work with different people every day," Brittney said. "I
like that I get to be a part of helping them meeting their goals. I also
enjoy getting to know the people because I work with them one-on-one."
When clients first meet with Brittney, she usually goes over recent blood
work results with them and discusses their overall health. Together, Brittney
and her client identify some areas that need improvement and create goals
that can help the client meet his or her wellness targets.
"I work with people on behavior changes," Brittney said. "I
help guide them in the direction of making some changes and helping to
enhance their confidence to make those changes."
As part of her training, Brittney learned about motivational interviewing
which she said has helped her understand how to work closely with people
and encourage them to make positive changes in their lives. Meeting with
clients on a regular basis anywhere from once a week to once a month to
discuss their progress, Brittney gives clients ways to tweak their lifestyle
to improve their health long term.
"Being more specific helps a lot because it can be overwhelming figuring
out where to start," Brittney said. "It's incredible to
see the changes and progress people can make."
Whether it's choosing a side salad instead of French fries or encouraging
people to fit in an activity every day, Brittney provides simple ways
people can slowly start to make changes in their health habits.
Campbell County Health's Wellness Services works to reduce health
risks and promote overall wellness among employee groups and individuals
across the northeastern Wyoming region. To learn more about Wellness,
www.cchwyo.org/Wellness or call 307.688.8051.