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The Appreciative Dialogue Process
Optimizing Healing from Within
Appreciative Dialogue is based upon optimizing healing from within. Human physiology is based upon biological and chemical reactions that occur to regulate and maintain life. Our immune responses can be enhanced and our hormones optimized by activating innate healing. These systems can be turned on by proper nutrition, exercise, meditation, improved sleeping patterns, healthy relationships, managing stress, and probably enhanced by massage, acupuncture and proper spinal alignments.
The Appreciative Dialogue process leads you through a series of four steps. With each step there are questions that help guide you to an increased level of awareness and assist you in choosing the right healing options and combination of choices for you. It is through exploring these questions in journal writings that you develop, write, and construct your own personal healing planyour map, your compass, your ultimate guide to wellbeing.
To achieve the ultimate in health is like any other journey. It's a quest that begins with one step at a time. To begin, however, requires a change in your mindset, a new way to focus your mind to create your new paradigm of today. We begin by immersing ourselves with goodness, love and joy and begin to dwell on the creative positive instinct in our lives (click here for a jumpstart!), then we begin to explore and participate in Appreciative Dialogue beginning with Step 1, each step taken in sequence.
The Four Steps
We'll begin then with Step 1. This is "first steps to self-awareness:" to begin to develop a vision of optimal well-being, to focus on the positive realm of goodness and health within you. Here, our focus begins to change.
Step 2 is called "modalities that nurture." These are tools for harnessing the vital energetic force to create healing. This includes the entire spectrum of healing, from conventional approaches to acupuncture and chiropractic to massage techniques. It is the application of the right combination at optimal times and intervals that releases maximal healing potential.
Step 3 is called "keys to new directions." This is an opportunity to reflect upon your accomplishments, a way to clarify your goals. On any journey, it's important to have benchmarks along the way. So, too, in your health. We frequently reflect on where you've been so we're clearer on where you're going. Now, focus on your expectations and receive inner guidance.
Step 4 is actualization of the ultimate self. Now that you're clearly focused on the road ahead, you obtain true insight into who you are and where you want to go. Optimal health is more than just a state; it's the way you experience your life, the way you live it every day. It is through this willingness to feel that you meet your total self. In return, you generate dynamic solutions and synergistic relationships leading to inner harmony, balance, and optimal health.
Appreciative Dialogue is about going beyond healing and getting really excited about the miracle of life and really manifesting in your life all that is humanly possible. This is all about empowering you, giving you the tools, the direction to become the ultimate you physically, emotionally, psychologically as well as spiritually.
Focus the Entire Continuum of Health Care on You
Through Appreciative Dialogue you will have ultimate health via a dialogue in which you and your doctor map out a plan to create a strategy; an individual, unique plan for you to create and develop the ultimate you. Appreciative Dialogue is about communication between you and your doctor and within you, and about restructuring a relationship in health care so that your agenda and your needs are met. Appreciative Dialogue is about building bridges among the entire continuum of health care, where everyone's focus is you.
Appreciative Dialogue shows you how to talk to your doctor so that your agenda is met. No longer are you relegated to 10- or 15-minute office appointments where you walk out feeling an emptiness that your needs were not met. Appreciative Dialogue empowers you so that the agenda is set before the office visit and you walk out feeling fulfilled, you walk out of the office knowing and being excited about your next step in creating health in every aspect of your life.
The core of my message is that we are the ones that hold the keys to our overall health and Appreciative Dialogue will help guide you to unlock the treasures that lie within. Appreciative Dialogue is about going beyond healing and getting really excited about the miracle of life and really manifesting in your life all that is humanly possible. This is all about empowering you, giving you the tools, the direction to become the ultimate you physically, emotionally, psychologically as well as spiritually.
Healing Is More than Just Overcoming Health Challenges
Healing is about more than overcoming health care challenges that you may face. It's really about accessing that inner spirit that makes you a unique individual and using that inner self as your guide to creating a life that's truly yours. Appreciative Medicine is about utilizing a unique healing plan to create health and exceed your expectations.
I believe that all too often we look for answers, whether it be from doctors, therapists or even authors of best-selling books. I think that we all can help put together that puzzle of your health, but the truly profound answers come from within, and through Appreciative Medicine/Dialogue we can begin to take that ultimate journey and create in your life your ultimate self physically, psychologically, emotionally as well as spiritually.
Develop Your Unique Vision of Wellness
What makes Appreciative Medicine so revolutionary and what makes this approach so powerful is that we shift our focus from illness to wellness, from problems to solutions with the goal of creating a map to achieve optimal health in your life. If you think about it for a moment, if we're always focusing on problems or on illness, we never get beyond that vicious cycle of doctor visits, of X rays, of MRIs and CAT scans and seeing specialists. But by changing our focus, our entire life changes. When we change our mindset, we are opening ourselves to a whole new world of healing opportunities. The prerequisite to optional health is to change your focus: when you change your mindset, your whole world and what you manifest exceeds all expectations.