What Is A Vision Statement?

Since attending the Level 1 and 2 Wellness Coaching Course by Wellness Coaching Australia I have started employing the use of vision statements by my clients as part of our consultations.  In the past I have heavily adopted the use of SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achieveable, Realistic and Time bound) for clients when it comes to focusing on achieving a specific goal.  The vision statement is different to the SMART goal in that requires the individual to create their own personal statement that incorporates what they want (outcome), why they want it (values), what could get in the way (barriers or obstacles), what they could do to overcome them (strategies and broad areas for change).  Having the client think about a vision statement and identify with each of the specific components of the vision statement has been a great addition to my practice because it has them work through their own thoughts which then lends itself to being able to create what I would argue is a better SMART goal version.  Often when we create a smart goal we don’t necessarily actively think about the values of this and perhaps some of the barriers that may get in the way.  Incorporating the use of a vision statement and SMART goal has allowed our consultations to develop to a deeper level of thinking and reasoning than ever before.  Next time you are thinking about change, think about creating your own vision statement and SMART goals relating to specific goals that you might have.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.


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