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“[Health and wellness coaching is] a client-centered or patient-centered process that assumes a working relationship/partnership develops between patient and clinician to advance healthy lifestyle behavior change using tools such as nonjudgmental dialogue, goal setting, and accountability.” –Sforzo et al, Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching Literature With the recent
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by Lois MacNaughton, BA, PCC   The narrative we share about aging in the western world continues to change as more and more baby boomers reach retirement age.  We look, feel and act younger at 65 than our parents’ generation did, and we have different expectations about what aging will be
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By Reggie Marra, MA, PCC Besides being parts of the actual content of this post, what purposes do the single quotation marks, en-dash, parentheses, commas and exclamation point in the title serve, and which of them would be considered a substandard, or even incorrect, usage in formal writing? While this
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By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC The structure a narrator consciously chooses, or is unconsciously chosen by, most often emerges from her perspective and intention for the narrative, and may be influenced by the media available to her. A 140-character message like Donald Trump’s November 6, 2012 “We can’t let this
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by Joel Kreisberg, DC, PCC Many of our readers are familiar with the new health coach certification that is launching this year.  Whether you do or not, this blog reviews in detail how certification works. As well, I’m going to argue that certification is essential. Our goal is to prepare our students
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By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC From November 2015 through June 2016 seven “Narrative ‘Tradecraft’” blogs, among diverse other topics on this site, explored Perspective, Imagery, Revision, Metaphor, Diction, Conflict and Rhythm as both elements of writing and tools for living an intentional(ly healing) life. These seven elements first took on
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By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Some readers may be familiar with one of the many versions of the story of a farmer whose neighbors feel he is the luckiest man they know because of his prized stallion. When the horse jumps the corral and escapes, however, his neighbors are sure
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January 4, 2017 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC The Online Coaching Clinic is a progressive way to watch a master coach working step-by-step with a client in the narrative coaching style. This particular format leads one to deeper understanding of the process, witnessed as first-hand experience. -Dina Saalisi, current student We
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We’re here today to talk about our class, “The Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching.”  Reggie, if I were to take this class, what would I be learning in the foundations class? Related Post Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ #6 – Conflict Health Coaching Research Highlights from the 2016 … Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ and The
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November 7, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Most of us have heard some version of not criticizing someone else unless we’ve walked a mile in his or her shoes. My experience with this is that it’s been thrown around by so many of us for so long without any
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November 1, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC “As people become better able to satisfy their desire for comfort, they narrow their range of experience and fall out of practice navigating life’s hardships” -Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener Is there a dark side to the urge to make life more comfortable? 
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October 13, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC The two most common models for healing in medicine are pathogenic and wellness.  The pathogenic model posits healing as the return of health by identifying and removing the inciting cause or pathogenic agent responsible for the destruction of healthy functioning.  Conventional biomedicine
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