For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (307) 577-2929.

A journey to better health

Our health and wellness coaches are certified professionals who will help you outline and reach your health goals. While you will set your own goals, and ultimately be charged with meeting them, health and wellness coaches can give you the tools and strategies to help you be successful. Health and wellness coaching is included as part of your community membership. 

Coaching for WMC Employees

All employees and spouses who have the hospital's health insurance are eligible to receive health and wellness coaching at no cost if they participated in the annual Wellness Matters Biometric Screen. Contact the Wellness Center at (307) 577-2868 for more information. 

Our coaches

Our health and wellness coaches are certified through Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc. They are registered nurses trained to work with people ready to make a healthy lifestyle change. 

Sammie Stephens, N.P.

Sammie Stephens is a certified nurse practitioner with a focus on integrative and holistic health care. 

She has been a nurse for 22 years working in acute care, home health, employee health and outpatient clinic management. She is certified in health and wellness coaching and is a certified practitioner in Healing Touch.

“I believe in holistic health care that focuses on the whole person; not merely a disease process or abnormal lab result,” she said. “I want to serve others in a way that helps them prevent illness and improve their overall health.” 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program
  • Health and Wellness Coach / Trainer – Real Balance Global Wellness
  • Healing Touch Certified Practitioner – Healing Touch Program

Amanda Schulte Beyeler

Amanda is a registered nurse and is completing her certification as a health and wellness coach through Real Balance.

Before joining the team at the NERD Health and Wellness Center, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings within Wyoming Medical Center.

Before earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wyoming, she completed a year of service with AmeriCorps in Austin, Texas. She also has a degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University.

She enjoys listening to NPR, exploring new books in the nonfiction section of the library,  and spending time with her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters. 

Darci Reed

Darci is a registered nurse, certified health and wellness coach, Reiki Master and a Healing Touch Practitioner Level 1.

She has been with Wyoming Medical Center since 2012, working in neurology, intensive care, and now in the NERD Health and Wellness Center. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of Wyoming.

She graduated from Natrona County High School. In 2005, she moved to Florida to accomplish her childhood dream of working with marine mammals. She returned to Wyoming five years later, and her passion for helping others prompted her to pursue nursing.  She enjoys spending time with animals, camping, fishing, hiking and meditation.

Healthy U - An Evidenced-base Health Empowerment Program

Developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, Healthy U is designed to help anyone over the age of 18 play an active and productive role in their own health management. Anyone is welcome to participate; those who suffer from one or more chronic health conditions will find Healthy U particularly useful. Caregivers and friends of those who would benefit from health self-management also make great participants. 

At the end of the six-session program, participants will be taught: 

  • Techniques to deal with problems like frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation 
  • Appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance 
  • Appropriate use of medications 
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals 
  • Nutrition 
  • Decision-making 
  • How to evaluate new treatments 

Class details and attendance: 

  • $60 class fee; for each class attended you earn $10 back to total $60
  • Scholarship fund available 
  • 6 classes over 6 weeks 
  • 2.5 hours per class 
  • 8-18 participants per class 
  • Workbook and relaxation CD available for check-out to use during class

Workshops are participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives. Those who have participated in this program demonstrate a significant improvement in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations. They also spend fewer days in the hospital and tend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations.