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A new year brings reflection on how we have lived our liveistock_000002376434smalls and how we want the coming time to be used. It is a time of both celebration and meloncholy as we make note of another passing year and the changes it has brought. Babies are born and those who have passed on before us are remembered. We and the people we are supporting as caregivers and health providers will also feel the tug of grief and the power of choosing to change. As a helper we can support others on their journey but can only decide and be responsible for our own choices

Nothing Remains - Ja Jai Taje Jaina Ja Pai Ta Thakena
Whatever appears to leave us
Actually does not leave.
Whatever appears to stay with us
Actually does not stay.
Nothing remains.
Everything is a mystery
Of constant gain and loss.

In this Newsletter you will find...

2009 "Wellness Coaching" Training Schedule
Living Like You Were In Tuscany
Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC

Walking along a thousand year-old footpath through an olive grove above the crashing Mediterranean I am greeted...by everyone. "Buon giorno!" Locals, tourists from four different continents, we all greet each other with a smile and "Buon
intitaliangiorno!". I am walking because there are no cars in the villages along this rugged coastline, just the train that burrows through the rocky cliffs, boats, and the footpath. When I get to the next village there will be cafés with outdoor tables where olives from the groves I have hiked through will end up in oil and on the table and in many other forms. The menu will contain choices that would put an ear-to-ear grin on my cardiologist and conversation will be easy to strike up with others.

If I were a "local" I would no doubt be sitting in that café soon to be joined by friends and or family that all live nearby. We might share an espresso or perhaps a glass of wine. We would have our share of life's problems but at least we would not be adding to them so much by the way we live each day.

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Caregivers Grieve, Too!

Grief is the personal experience of loss. However, it is not just the loss experienced through the death of a loved one. Change, illness, or the loss of hopes, plans, and dreams can trigger the emotions associated with grief. Seldom, however, is the sorrow of caregivers acknowledged by caregivers themselves or by others. By developing an awareness of the emotions inherent in care giving we can develop creative healing strategies to help caregivers work through their grief experiences.
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Loss and Gain

istock_000003058381smallProtecting and nurturing your health and emotional well being by communicating your needs assertively in your relationships is a part of taking self-responsibility for your actions. Other important parts of self-responsibility include:

  • Acknowledging that you are solely responsible for the choices in your life.
  • Accepting that you are responsible for what you choose to feel or think.
  • Accepting that you choose the direction for your life.
  • Accepting that you cannot blame others for the choices you have made.
  • Recognizing that you are your best cheerleader; it is not reasonable or healthy for you to depend on others to make you feel good about yourself.
  • Recognizing that as you enter maturity, you determine how your self-esteem will develop.
  • Taking preventive health oriented steps of structuring your life with time management, stress management, confronting fears, and burnout prevention.
  • Taking an honest inventory of your strengths, abilities, talents, virtues, and positive points.
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2009 "Wellness Coaching" Training Schedule wellness-mapping-360
Wellness Mapping 360© "Wellness Coach" Certification (20 hrs): This course is valuable alone or can be used towards the Advanced Wellness Coach Certification.

Learn wellness concepts and professional coaching competencies that will give you the skills needed to individualize your wellness program or current work. You will learn a systematic coaching process, based on behavioral change psychology, human motivation, solution-oriented therapy, and professional coaching competencies. Learn how to motivate others toward health and wellness with support and accountability. You gain the training, the too
ls, and the support to develop as a wellness Professional.

2009 Telephonic Training

Wellness Mapping 360© "Wellness Coach" Certificate Training

  • January 26/09 - 2/25/09 - 6pm - 8pm est (M/W)
  • January 27/09 - 2/26/09 - 12pm - 2pm est (T/TH)
  • March 9/09 - 4/8/09 - 7pm - 9pm est (M/W)
  • April 28/09 - 5/28/09 - 12pm - 2pm est (T/TH)
$545 US - 2009 training fee is $745 - Save $200 by registering now! Registration fee includes course manual, digital tool package, and web-based support. You will need to purchase the book "Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change".
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The 19th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
What Works Best In Health Promotion?
March 16-19 2009 - San Francisco, CA

Dr. Arloski will be presenting a program on "Wellness Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine: Covering The Whole Continuum", and will also chair a panel of experts on "Wellness Coaching and Health Promotion" at the conference this March. He will be joining other leaders in the field such as Dean Ornish, James Prochaska, Kenneth Pelletier and American Journal of Health Promotion host Michael O'Donnell in presenting the very best of today's thinking, evidence and inspiration for living a wellness lifestyle. The A&S of HP Conference combines forces with the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) http://www.cms.ihrsa.org conference and trade show to form a gigantic fitness and health event.We hope to see you there!

2009 National Wellness Conference -
Pathways to Optimal Well-being: Exercising Strengths/Increasing Real Happiness
July 18 - 23, 2009

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Dr. Arloski returns to the country’s premiere wellness conference to present a pre-conference certificate program and two conference breakouts. “Wellness Mapping 360° Coach Certificate Training” will be offered on Saturday and Sunday just before the conference itself. His breakout programs will be: “Paths of Heart: Coaching for Reclaiming The Heart of Your Life” And “Wellness Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine: Covering The Whole Wellness Continuum”.



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