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01/30/2021

ACSM's statment about COVID vaccine

the American College of Sports Medicine issued a position statement concerning COVID vaccine for health & fitness professionals.

コロナのワクチンの効果や安全性についてはまだ不明な部分もあるようですが、米国スポーツ医学会 (ACSM) は「健康&フィットネス関連の仕事に従事する者は、ワクチンが利用可能になったらできるだけ接種することを勧める」という内容の声明を発表しました。

https://www.acsm.org/read-research/newsroom/news-releases/news-detail/2021/01/27/acsm-statement-on-covid-19-vaccine

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01/28/2021

Diary January 28th 2021

Positive questions and reflections stem from positive anticipation of the future. The anticipatory principle asserts that when there is a positive anticipation toward the future, everything tilts in that direction. Positive anticipation of the future is a proleptic force that energizes the present. The word " prolepsis " literally means " a foward look ".

The anticipatory principle asserts that it takes a specific, positive image of the future in order to impact the dynamics of the present. The more concrete and real the image, the more yearning and movement it creates (Moore, Jackson, & Tschannen-Moran, 2016)

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

One of my favorite NCS songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk52gWlG7Ro

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01/27/2021

Diary January 27th 2021

Positive conversations and interactions stem from positive questions and reflections. The simultaneity principle makes the following claim: Conversations and interactions become positive the instant we ask a positive question, tell a positive story, or share a positive reflection. Positive questions and reflections are themselves the change we seek. They are not just a prelude to change; they are the change. They don't just begin a process that leads to a positive future; rather, positive questions and reflections simultaneously create a positive present. By shifting conversations and interactions in a positive direction, one can create a positive present. Positive conversations with a coach can create a positive world for the client (Moore, Jackson & Tschannen-Moran, 2016).

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B.(2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

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01/26/2021

Diary January 26th 2021

Positive energy and emotion stem from positive conversations and interactions. The constructionist principle asserts that positive energy and emotion are generated through positive conversations and interactions, leading to positive actions and outcomes. Through our conversations and interactions with other people, we create the realities in which we live. " Words create worlds " is the motto of Appreciative Inquiry in general and the constructionist principle in particular (Moore, Jackson, & Tschenn-Moran, 2016).

Retrieved from

Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschennen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

 

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01/25/2021

January 25th 2021 - Positive energy and emotion

Positive actions and outcomes stem from positive energy and emotion. The positive principle asserts that positive energy and emotion disrupt downward spirals, building the aspirations of people into a dynamic force for transformational change. Positive energy and emotions broaden thinking, expand awareness, increase abilities, build resiliency, offset negatives, generate new possibilities, and create an upward spirals of learning and growth. By identifying, appreciating, and amplifying strengths, people go beyond problem solving to make bold shifts forward. Demonstrating " why it's so good to feel good, " their actions become positively charged and positive outcomes are evoked (Moore, Jackson, & Tschnnen-Moran, 2016).

Retrieved from

Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschnnen-Moran, 2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

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01/24/2021

Diary January 24th 2021 - Finding out a small celebrating and positive thing.

It is human nature to selectively notice and focus on problems. We have a negativity bias; we scan the envoronment for negative information, even if the negative event only happens once.

The coach begins irh empathy, appreciating the power that fear and anxiety have over a client. Coaches create a safe coaching environment where client can relax rather than being distracted by scanning the environment for danger and other negativity. Fear also presents an opportunity to educate clients about brain science so they understand that the brain is wired to be instinctively afraid, even if the nagative emotions are out of proportion with the real threat.

The 5-D cycle of AI shifts the spotlight away from train wrecks and onto the positive aspects of the past, present, and future. When clients drift into an analysis of past or present failures, it is important to gently but firmly bring them back to an appreciative frame. Acknowledge the problem, and then invite them to look at it from a different perspective. Two possible questions to ask to make the shit from a traditional problem-solving approach are " How did this make a positive contribution to your development ? " and " How else would you describe this situation ? "

When the coach adopts a positive frame, a client will eventually follow. By using the generic appreciative inquiry interview protocol, it is possible to quicken the interest of clients in the life-affirming and life-giving dimensions of their own experience.

Appreciatice inquiry does not focus on weaknesses and problems to fix; instead, clients are encouraged to acknowledge strengths and imagine possibilities in order to rise above and outgrow their problems. Given the value of building positive emotions, Appreciative inquiry is a valuable coaching tool for uncovering and celebrating the best of what is and what could be (Moore, Jackson, & Tschnnen-Moran, 2016).

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschennen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

A take home message I learned today.
In order to attract and draw people to youself, your need to be positive, proactive, and forward looking.
Even in a hopeless situation, some kind of humor, brightness, and positivity are necessary.
Also, you need to be a humble cheerleader.

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01/22/2021

Diary January 22nd 2021

I practiced English with an online tutor in North Macedonia for the first time yesterday. This tutor's English was fluent and fast. I used a Strength & Conditioning Journal article about exercise and cancer. This tutor graduated from a medical high school, and also has a bachelor of English literature. So, it became a useful practice for me.

昨日のオンライン英語の練習は、北マセドニアの講師と初めて練習してみました。ストレングス&コンディショニング・ジャーナルの記事を教材として使用しました。この講師の大学での専攻は英文学だったそうですが、医療系の高校に在籍していたそうで、筋肉の名前や生理学系の用語などもしっかり読めていました。英語もテンポがよく流暢で、非常に有意義な練習相手でした。また予約できるといいですが。

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01/20/2021

Diary January 20th 2021

This is a reminder to myself, rather than an advice to others.
In order to improve your English speaking skill, writing as much English as possible is really important. This is what I learned from my own experience. In speaking, constructing sentenses in your mind instantly is required, and writing is the first step for it.

Besides, by writing a lot of English, your thought process can change into English language oriented from your native language.  As long as you live and work in Japan, making efforts to increase the amount of writing in some way is necessary.     

他人に対するアドバイスというよりも自分自身に対する課題と反省なのですが、英語のスピーキングを向上させるためには、英語を沢山書くことが本当に大切だと思う。外国語を喋るということは、瞬時に頭の中で文章を組み立てる作業なので、そのためには作文が第一歩。

また、大量の文章を書くことで、頭が英語思考に切り替わってゆく。書く量が減ってくると、また日本語思考に戻ってしまう。これは自分自身が何度も経験している。日本人に囲まれて生活している以上、何らかの形で意識的に英語を書く量を増やすように努める必要がある。  

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01/16/2021

Five principles of Appreciative Inquiry - Simultaneity principle

Positive conversations and interactions stem from positive questions and reflections. The simultaneity principle makes the following claim: Conversations and interactions become positive the instant we ask a positive question, tell a story, or share a positive reflection. Positive questions and reflections are themselves the change we seek. They are not just a prelude to change; they are the change. They don't just begin a process that leads to a positive future; rather, positive questions and reflections simultaneously create a positive present. By shifting conversations and interactions in a positive direction, one can create a positive present. Positive conversations with a coach can create a positive world for the client (Moore, Jackson, & Tschannen-Moran. 2016).

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

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01/15/2021

Five principles of Appreciative Inquiry - Poetic Principle

The five principles of Appreciative Inquiry

1) Positive attetion in the present - Poetic principle
2) Positive anticipation of the future - Anticipatory principle
3) Positive questions and reflections - Simultaneity principle
4) Positive conversations and interactions - Constructionist principle
5) Positive energy and emotion - Positive principle
these can lead to positive actions and outcomes

The poetic principle - Positive anticipation of the future stems from positive attention in the present.
The poetic principle asserts that the more one attends to the positive dimensions of the present moment, the more positive the intension for future moments will be. A focus on problems begets more problems; a focus on possibilities begets possibilities. With positive emotions, one's vision widens, and through this broadened mind, comes more flexibility, attunment to others, creativity, and wisdom. Seeing and attending to the poetry of life is inspiring. It's not that problems disappear. Rather, other things become more important. Life's peotry evolves into a spiral of positive imagination (Moore, Jackson, & Tschnnen-Moran, 2016).

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschennen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

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01/13/2021

Diary January 13th 2021 - What is empathy ?

What do you think is respectful understanding about another person's experience ?
According to the Coaching Psychology Manual textbook (2016), the following communication patters are not recommended in behavior change coaching. It is easy to say and read, but it is not easy to apply this guideline to real settings.

Holley Humphrey notes that the following communication patterns interfere with empathy, whether they are intended to be constructive or not. That's because these communication patterns come from pity and sympathy than they do from empathy.

Advising - I think you should ...    How come you didn't ...
Educating - This could turn into a very positive experience for you if you just ...
Consoling - It wasn'T your fault, you did the best you could ...
One-upping - That's nothing; wait until you hear what happened to me
Storytelling - That reminds me of the time ...
Shutting down - Cheer up. Don't feel so bad
Interrogating - When did this begin ?
Commiseerating - Oh, you poor thing
Explaining - I would have called but ...
Correcting - That's not how it happened

All of these approaches increase the likelihood of resistance talk. The use of empathy, inquiry, and reflection increase the likelihood of change talk.

Retrieved from
Moore, M., Jackson, E., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2016).
Coaching psychology manual, second edition.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer.

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01/12/2021

Diary January 12th 2021

Positive anticipation for the future stems from positive present and forward looking mindset.

A day of biopsy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk52gWlG7Ro

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01/11/2021

Diary January 11th 2021

The temperature in this morning is much better than yesterday's and the day before yesterday's.
Stay safe, take care and have a good day everyone !

今朝の気温は昨日と一昨日よりは、だいぶ穏やかですね。
本日も良い一日をどうぞ!

 

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01/05/2021

Diary January 5th 2021

If your loved one confronts an unexpected hardship, what you can do is ... to be a support of her mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VDPyK9XzzU

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01/03/2021

Diary January 3rd 2021

I had my first workout in 2021, which was a leg workout.
Today's weather was very cold, so, I had the leg workout for only 30 minutes.

2021年最初のトレーニングは脚のトレーニングでした。
本日は温度が低いので、30分だけ実施。

The music below is a rcommendation from my friend HIRA-san.
One of themes in this year is " Active women "
友人のHIRA-sanよりおすすめいただいた曲です。
「元気な女性達」を体現していますね。
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPFLjLcH_Mo

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01/01/2021

Diary January 1st 2021

Happy New Year !

My 2021 started with a 20 minute walking and a courtesy visit to a local shrine. I wish all of you health and fortune in the new year.

あけましておめでとうございます。
約20分のウォーキングと地元の神社への初詣で2021年初日がスタートしました。
本年もどうぞよろしくお願い致します。

My friend HIRA-san showed me the presence of this video, which is an 89 year old fitness instructor.
She embodies the importance of positivity in life. 
友人のHIRA-sanから教えていただいたビデオです。
89歳のフィットネス・インストラクターの女性でポジティブな生き方を体現しているように思います。
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycj4tqTXrHQ

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