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What is a positive outcome protocol and how does can it help your journey towards Wellbeing?
First, I'd like to break down the three words, "Positive - Outcome - Protocol."
Positive: My goal is to work with each client every step of the way, always keeping the most important thing in mind...my clients Wellbeing. What does wellbeing mean? First of all, wellbeing means my client is moving onto new paths of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual positive accomplishments. Positive accomplishments are unique to each and every individual. Every individual has their own unique perception. What is positive to one person may not be positive to another. Having a positive perception includes being optimistic and confident, showing pleasing progress, gain or improvement. It can also mean moving towards one's goals, accomplishing one's goals, overcoming mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual challenges. And it can even be letting go of struggle.
Outcome: Outcome is the result. My desire is that each client obtains a positive outcome. In addition to always desiring the best for my clients, the focus is always on the outcome. Each client has many goals in life. Some goals are based on happiness, fun, joy. Some are based on needs such as feeding their family, getting good grades in school, eating healthier, exercise, and having good boundaries. There are also needs which has a less pleasant meaning than goals. Goals are generally what one desires...wants, where needs can be as serious as one fight for their life with cancer or some other illness, emotional challenge regarding a mental illness, or both. A complete positive outcome is only obtainable when the body, mind, and the spirit of a person are working in harmony. A person can have a partial positive outcome, for example, be healing of a disease, but if the result of the disease treatment has left the patient in a state of stress, or thrown into a situation causing negative life changes, and/or emotional crisis, it would be my desire to see the client focus on obtaining a positive outcome for those negative side effects as well.
Protocol: The protocol is each clients uniquely individualized plan. The protocol is developed by carefully and passionately listening to each client, asking questions, understanding and sharing feelings, wants and needs. It is a matter of deep empathy, and clearly understanding the goals of my client. When the goals are understood, I draft a written protocol and share it with my client to assure that the goals as I understand them are exactly the same as what my client desires.
Once the goals are clear, a protocol using a variety of methods is developed for my client. Each client is different. Because of this, no two protocols are the same. Each element in the protocol must specifically created for the individual's wants or needs. For example, one client my want to be #1 one the Dean's List, not #2. Where another client my want to simply have better studying habits so they can graduate from high school. Both of these examples are related to getting better grades, but the protocol for honor student at a major university is totally different than the kid on the edge of flunking high school.
Likewise, a protocol for a person with high blood pressure is far different than the protocol for a person with Stage 4 cancer. The person with high blood pressure would most likely need a protocol that would help them change bad habits that are attributing to their problem, often stress related. The person with Stage 4 cancer may have goals that primarily have to do with emotional stress based on fear, and that emotional stress is hindering their body from being in harmony with the treatment.
My practice is based on the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection. The Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection is where all three elements are working in harmony with each other. If they are not in harmony they are in a state of DIS - EASE. Disease is not always visible. Stress is a major factor that causes disease. Illness often follows a stressful period in one's life. Perhaps the ultimate example of this is Broken Heart Syndrome. This is when one's loved ones dies, and the spouse dies shortly after. There may have been nothing physically wrong with the spouse other than a broken heart, but when one is consumed with stress, the stress causes chemical changes to take place in the body. These changes can lower the immune system among other things. With the changes in the body,