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Healing
Illness or Health / Illness and Health ?

Many of us are familiar with the definition of health as it is proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO): “The complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Naturally, we need to under…

Safety
The Role of Coaching in Chronic Illness and Disability

The professional support offered by Heart and Soul Coaching recognizes and adheres to the distinction between the concepts ‘chronic disease’ and ‘chronic illness’.

Chronic Disease refers to the pathology of the condition, based on the biom…

Safety
The importance of Emotional Expression in Chronic Health Issues

A chronic health condition and its associated symptoms and resulting losses inevitably lead to profound and fundamental emotional experiences. Loss of function, of independence, self-image, personal and professional roles, and loss of what was once exp…

Health Psychology
The importance of Self-compassion in Chronic Disease

As part of the struggle with the fundamental and profound changes as a result of living with a chronic health condition, we encounter the sometimes-overwhelming feelings of failure, shame, self-blame and weakness. Instead of acknowledging the courage, …

Safety
This Strange Land - a Reluctant Pilgrimage

Usually we equate ‘healing’ with ‘cure’ or with eliminating the disease. This can, however, be cause for great anxiety, pressure and feelings of failure when such ‘healing’ does not take place.    

Coaching
Chronic Disease vs Chronic Illness

Chronic Disease vs. Chronic Illness


The professional support offered by Heart and Soul Coaching is recognizes and adheres to the distinction between the concepts ‘chronic disease’ and ‘chronic illness’.


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Evolutionary Psychology
Safety in Numbers — Why Do We Feel the Need to Conform

Do you think of yourself as a conformist or a non-conformist? If you are like most people, you probably believe that you are non-conformist enough to stand up to a group when you know you are right, but conformist enough to blend in with the rest of yo…

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