Authors: Bianca Pătac1,2, Ana-Maria Zăgrean3, Ovidiu Popa-Velea4, Leon Zăgrean1
1 Discipline of Physiology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of
Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
2 Idol Production, Bucharest, Colentina Avenue, sect 2
3 Discipline of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
4 Discipline of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and
Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Background. At present, the quality of life occupies a privileged place within society, representing an essential barometer both at the social and individual level. It comprises several dimensions, including interpersonal relationships, physical well-being and mental or emotional well-being, which are evidenced by a series of indicators, such as self-esteem, avoidance of excessive stress, health, the number of social contacts, the presence of clearly defined goals, etc.
Aims. The purpose of this research is to highlight the increasing presence of psycho-emotional disturbances, most often related to stress, which lead to the alteration of the quality of personal life, as well as to introduce new methods of intervention, in the hope of increasing the degree of awareness about them.
Methods. In this work we will present the favorable evolution of a 40-year-old woman suffering from a marked deterioration in the quality of her personal life, as well as a high level of stress, with pathological personal antecedents in the psycho-emotional sphere, and who followed a type of Health & Wellness Coaching (HWC) intervention between 2018-2019, with a view to assess the effects on the quality of life. The effect of the intervention was documented through the initial and final evaluations.
Results. The results showed a significant improvement in the subject’s quality of life, brought about by a change in lifestyle, with a positive impact at the physical, psycho-emotional and social level, evidenced by the increase in self-esteem and the levels of communication and socialization.
Conclusion. The study demonstrates that HWC is an effective method in the process of lifestyle reorganization, in the case of people with stress-related conditions, resulting in the improvement of their quality of life, the positive impact of this technique extending to physical, psychoemotional and social levels.
Keywords: quality of life, self-esteem, healthy lifestyle, communication, health & wellness coaching, training.