Heather Diggins

Heather Diggins

Coach

About

Heather has over 10 years of professional experience in health and human services working with children, adolescents, and adults. As a health coach, she uses a holistic approach, actively listens to clients, and responds with genuine curiosity and empathy to support and empower them in creating new habits and routines to enhance their health, well-being, and quality of life.  

No stranger to health challenges, Heather struggled with chronic daily headaches as a young adult and developed chronic neck pain seemingly out of nowhere in February of 2019. The unrelenting pain negatively impacted her mood, energy, sleep, self-esteem, and social relationships. After more than a year of physical therapy and lots of experimentation with a variety of pain relief gadgets, Heather started to cultivate a regular mindfulness practice. She had been singularly focused on the biomechanics of her pain for so long, she had neglected to consider a mind-body approach for pain management. Between the ongoing stretching and strengthening treatments along with the addition of intentional mindfulness exercises, Heather gradually started to experience relief from the pain.

Heather understands that everyone is on their own unique journey and values the opportunity to partner with her clients as they forge a path towards improved health and wellness. She appreciates that the MoreGoodDays program does an excellent job of consolidating the latest evidence-based research into an easy-to-follow guide to support clients with exploring and implementing helpful strategies to better manage the pain and other associated symptoms of fibromyalgia.  

Education

  • Master of Occupational Therapy (Colorado State University)
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology (John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (State University of New York College at Geneseo)

Qualifications & Memberships

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • National Board Certified Occupational Therapist (Licensed Occupational Therapist in Colorado and Illinois)
  • Pi Theta Epsilon of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Areas of interest

  • The positive impact of movement and regular physical activity on emotional and physical health.
  • The use of mindfulness and gratitude to enhance well-being.
  • The healing influence of experiencing awe and wonder.