Creating Well-being whilst Being Unwell
A transformative online course
This caring course has been created in response to some of the most desperate questions voiced by many people who live with a chronic health condition, pain and/or disability:
When, after many years of doctor’s visits, experiments with medications, therapies, lifestyle changes, domestic adjustments, functional and financial losses and emotional roller-coasters, it must finally be admitted that one's condition(s) will be permanent, a threshold is crossed:
The quest for doing differently becomes
a quest for being differently.
Each one of the 10 Modules consists of:
Creating Well-being offers an essential part of your journey of re-designing your life within the reality of living with one or more chronic health conditions. Carefully-designed tasks, leaning heavily on the innate creative abilities of the human soul, allow you to engage in a very caring manner and work through your challenges and questions.
This coaching focuses less on the medical aspects of living with a chronic condition and a disability. Rather, the deeper emotional and psychological ordeals are recognised and explored with compassion.
Total duration: 10 Weeks
Module 1 Health or Illness Health and Illness ?
You are not your illness, you have it. Whatever your impairment, you are always a whole human being.
Module 2 Chronic Disease vs Chronic Illness
Your disease is the medically-agreed condition, whereas your illness is defined by how you experience living with your disease, which is determined by many factors, explored here.
Module 3 The Importance of Emotional Expression
Neglected and unattended in current clinical settings, emotional expression is, however, a necessity in maintaining overall well-being.
Module 4 Quality of Life.
Quality of life appears to be a matter of self-regulation and, therefore, largely within your control.
Module 5 Life of the Soul
Your soul exists apart from your physical state and can be experienced and expressed in many different manners.
Module 6 Life Purpose
Once found in previous active roles and functions, your life purpose may now have to be found in how you live within your circumstances.
Module 7 Vocation
Your previous working life has probably ended or severely diminished. Here, we explore the world of remote, from-home work.
Module 8 The Art of Setting Goals
Setting goals remains the best way to bring focus and direction to your intentions. This time, however, you need to work quite differently, with the symptoms and limitations of your condition shaping your ambitions and pace.
Module 9 The Powerful Peace of Acceptance
What is acceptance and, maybe more importantly, what is it not? Here you are presented with a large range of perspectives.
Module 10 Journey of Renewal
A life has ended. A new life begins. The success of creating well-being whilst being unwell lies in your courage and willingness to engage in an inner shift in the areas of values, expectations, life appraisal, self-validation and the rules you live by. This is a delicate journey, subject to certain phases that are outlined here.
Some passages from the journey: