The assistance offered by Heart and Soul Coaching has been developed in answer to some of the most desperate questions asked by many people whose lives are themed by one or more chronic health conditions, pain and/or disability:
• How can I still enjoy a life of quality and meaning within the context of living with a chronic illness?
• How can I accept my permanent losses?
• Is there any meaning to my suffering?
• What lies on the other side of a changed life?
• If my full participation in life is no longer possible, what is still possible?
Permanent illness, pain and/or disability challenge just about all aspects of life to the extreme. From finances, social life, family roles, professional life and domestic liveability, to self-esteem, future fears, mood swings and life purpose; no area remains untouched.
When medical and other interventions have been all but exhausted, a threshold presents itself: the quest for doing different changes into the quest for being different. And also: the search for yet more external interventions shifts to exploring your as-yet unknown inner strengths and abilities.
Some passages from the Journey:
This then, summarizes your journey through this Strange Land – the ordinary is lost so that the extraordinary can emerge.
Plato called man’s body the tomb of the soul. Therefore, he says, when we awaken the life of the soul, we cause something divine to rise out of the grave of our body.
It is the place reserved for only those who have it within them to bear the highest task a human being can possibly bear: to create meaning and purpose and light when they appear to be missing most.
Or did your sorrow, in some mysterious manner, refine and strengthen everything that is best in you? Did it not shape in your soul the things that really matter?
Shadows are caused by the light behind them. And so, the capacity for suffering intensely reflects also the capacity to love intensely. The door within you that opens into the abyss of your suffering is also the door that opens unto the summit of your love.
Like all packages offered by me, each session of this program is accompanied by a detailed pdf document that will be sent to you in preparation for that session. In addition, as we progress, you have the option of being sent articles and reflections relevant to your particular needs from a considerable library of articles available.
N.B. If for reasons of unpredictable symptoms, fatigue and/or time zone inconveniences you are unable to commit to real-time video sessions, we can also work through this facilitated program entirely by email at a reduced fee.