Client Mr W is a 58 year old accountant whose career progression has been naturally sedentary and as a result the client got to a weight of nearly seventeen stone.
The client has a history of asthma for most of his life which progressed into COPD.
Also a situation was developing where the client was developing hypertension.
The client decided to take his health into his own hands are to develop a health and well being care plan which best reflected his needs.
Mr W decided that the first line of action would be to lose some weight, he diligently prepared weight watchers meals every day, and stuck to the portion size, every day Mr W did a two mile walk with his dog and started to change his behavior with regard to moving more when he wasn’t working.
The weight started to drop off and Mr W got very motivated and excited, taking echinasia to prevent infections of the chest he remained in good health.
As a result of such a committed positive attitude, Mr Ws blood pressure started to drop the systolic pressure dropped significantly due to a changed lifestyle.
This positive thinking created a win win, self fulfilling prophecy, and Mr W continued to go from health to health instead of problem to problem…
Is this a case of mind over matter (New Scientist /April 2019) or a commitment to break learned helplessness and take responsibility for ones own health…
Instilling this into future thinking could be a step on a new journey of thinking…. we can only try….