Getting on with life

A DIAGNOSIS of cancer or any life-threatening illness can be a devastating event but Grove House offers patients a unique free service in a bid to help them move on with their lives. Life coach Norman Whitwood, who lives in Wheathampstead, offers his skil

A DIAGNOSIS of cancer or any life-threatening illness can be a devastating event but Grove House offers patients a unique free service in a bid to help them move on with their lives.

Life coach Norman Whitwood, who lives in Wheathampstead, offers his skills and experience to Grove House on a voluntary basis.

He has 30 years experience as a manager, consultant and trainer in performance improvement in a wide range of industries and services.

In recent years he has added life coaching qualifications to his skills and become a member of the European Coaching Institute.


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Norman explained: "Life coaching looks forward rather than back. It provides a simple guided method of clearing your mind, thinking positively and taking the right action.

"In six or eight sessions life coaching can help you move from where you are to where you want to be. For people who have experienced a life-threatening illness it can really help build confidence and strength to help to choose what to do in the future."

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He went on: "I have been coming to Grove House for over three years now. I have met some really amazing people. Grove House is a wonderful organisation and I am delighted to be able to help people through what can be a very challenging time in their lives.

"I work with patients, carers and families and I can usually arrange times to suit individual circumstances."

Life coaching is one of a range of free services available at Grove House designed to support and help local people affected by cancer and life-threatening illness. Others include reiki, massage, acupuncture and reflexology.

To find out more about life coaching, visit Norman's website www.lifeandcareerscoaching.com

For more information about support services at Grove House contact Ros Thomas on 01727 731026 or visit www.grove-house.org.uk

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