Paula was facing a cancer diagnosis and was in a desperate state of mind. After several coaching sessions, her pain became less and she felt calm and strengthened, courageous even, to face to coming operation.
She sent me an email just a day after her surgery to say that it had been successful and that she was pain free. A few days later, she told me that her physician was very surprised that she had recovered so quickly from the 7-hour surgery.
The standard time for staying in the ITU is 3 days, but Paula was able to transfer to a regular ward only after one day. Paula told me that was convinced her speedy and sound recovery had a lot to do with our work in the sessions leading up to her surgery.