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September 27, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC The path from integrative physician to narrative health coach had roots in my training in both mind-body medicine and integral theory.  Integral Coaching Canada’s (ICC) methodology offered a tool far more powerful than traditional mind-body approaches, grounded as it is in the broad perspective-taking of Ken Wilber, with the refined and skillful vision
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September 26, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC and Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Our colleague John Stoddart wrote the words “Coaching and Healing” atop one of a dozen or so blank posters hanging from a conference room wall back in April 2012. Nine of us chose to join him to
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July 25, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC “Unaware that our stories are stories, we experience them as the world.” – David Loy1 Each of us lives, tells and writes our individual stories within the often unconscious influences of direct experience, personality, moods, family, culture (in the broadest meaning of
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June 30, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC With the holiday weekend approaching and the excitement of travel and friends, a quick primer to keep one motivated might help you enjoy the barbecues, picnics and holiday gathering without waking up on Tuesday feeling guily, bloated, and wondering how you gained
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June 23, 2016 By Reggie Marra Sentence length impacts our attention, breath and understanding as we read. Sentence complexity, which emerges amid the maze of sentence length, diction, punctuation, metaphor, imagery, content and reader capacity, provides the sentence with a unique rhythm and sound – each of which is affected
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June 22, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH, ACC An essential feature that differentiates coaching from medicine is the identification and clarification of a coaching topic.  In Integral Health Coaching, I call this the healing topic.  Whether a patient or client comes in for coaching or for medicine, I always
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June 21, 2016 By Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Research on Health Coaching was well represented at the 2016 International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health.  Leading researchers including Karen Lawson and Ruth Wolever presented several posters of recent research.  As well, I (Joel Kreisberg) presented Reggie Marra’s and my
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May 16, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC A traditional narrative arc – whether onstage, onscreen or on the pages of a book – often includes an exposition, in which we learn some background information about what has happened already – a pre-story or prequel, if you will; followed by
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April 29, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Ever wonder why some people are so good at selling? Or why politicians have such an easy time seeing the truth of their own argument?  Turns out that it’s in the way our minds work – it’s much easier for us to think
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April 20, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Diction refers to word choice as we’re using it here, and not to the expanded meaning in which it connotes a style of speech that results from a combination of accent, inflection and tone – i.e. someone’s diction is deemed “good” or
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