When a coaching client tells you they have a complex health condition, do you feel confident coaching them?
TW: Detailed discussion about eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors
For some people, the meaning behind the term eating disorder feels distant and difficult to comprehend. For others, the term may bring up difficult feelings or feel deeply triggering.
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Physical and psychological stress are natural experiences in all beings with complex neurological systems. On a biological level, the function of stress is to help us to respond and adapt to a changing environment to increase our chances of surviving and thriving.
Every diagnosis brings on unique challenges. As an individual becomes aware of symptoms affecting their wellbeing, navigates the health system, receives a diagnosis, and then learns to manage the disease, the way they see their body and interact with their environment may change significantly.
Autoimmune diseases are those that develop in conditions where the body’s cells are unable to distinguish between pathogenic cells and its own cells. The result: The immune system destroys its own cells.
A woman’s abdomen expands significantly over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy—it stretches and widens to make space for a growing baby, the placenta, and the fluids that will nourish and carry the baby to term.
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