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By Joel Kreisberg, DC, PCC, CCH In August, the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), released the long awaited guidelines for full program approval for health and wellness programs.  Since the Certificate Program in Narrative Health Coaching is approved as a transitional program by the ICHWC, a glimpse
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By Joel Kreisberg, DC, PCC, CCH Recently, classes at Teleosis were approved for continuing education for health coaches by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.  As a coach practitioner myself, I’m a big believer in lifelong learning for many reasons.  Annually, I complete over 40 hours of continuing
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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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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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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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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 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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February 4, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC (The coach) consolidates collected information and establishes a coaching plan and development goals with the client that address concerns and major areas for learning and development. -ICF Core Competencies “Seeing the whole person as intrinsically healthy, whole, and wise—empowers the client to
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October 12, 2015 With  Reggie Marra, MA, IMC, ACC and Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH. ACC Related Post Health Coaching Research Highlights from the 2016 … Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ #3 – Revision Taking in the Good with HEAL Poetry as Healing: A Conversation


October 8, 2015 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Health and wellness coaching is “a patient-centered approach wherein patients at least partially determine their goals, use self-discovery or active learning processes together with content education to work toward their goals, and self-monitor behaviors to increase accountability, all within the context of
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