By Jean Gilhead (Spain)

As most of us know, conventional medicine places high importance on the concept of the medical ‘specialist’. The idea is that each component of a body needs a particular person with a specialist skill to fix something when it breaks down. This is a relatively new idea in terms of human history- the past 150 years, more or less – and it allows many different doctors to treat the multitude of ailments that we humans tend to suffer from. Not only are there different medical systems dedicated to the mind and body, but also to the myriad parts that they consist of. After all, how can any one person expect to have enough knowledge to treat all problems of both mind and body? That’s how the thinking goes.

It is argued that it takes years of research, study and practical experience know in-depth how the parts of the mind or body ‘work’. That it is necessary to have vast knowledge of a specific part of a broken-down body or mind in order to be able to fix it. This is a valid argument; imagine car mechanics not knowing how the different parts of a car work; the engine, suspension, the fuel system, for instance. A good car mechanic will also know how all the pieces of a car fit together and function.

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Source: iCN Issue 17  (Life Coaching: The Power to Change Peoples Lives); pages 45-46

About Jean Gilhead

For many years, Jean Gilhead has been deeply involved in personal development, life coaching and communication skills training, running courses on structuring personal and business presentations for individuals and companies.

Many clients have made the transition from living a life they believed they were stuck with to one that fills them with energy, joy and inspiration. Jean’s e-book, ‘Practical Mindfulness’ is published by Bookboon and available to buy online.

Jean inspires and motivates people all over the world with her coaching and complementary tools, using them to draw out individual potential while enabling clients to re-discover their own personal power.