Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Summary - A Year with Maria Teresa De Donato, Ph.D. -

2016 Summary

- A Year with Maria Teresa De Donato, Ph.D. -
Traditional Naturopath, Homeopath, Life Strategist, Author

2017 is around the corner. I can’t believe that another year has already gone.  I wish to thank you all of you who have been following me, liking me and sharing my posts, getting back to me with your always very much appreciated and constructive feedback.

It has been a very busy year and I would like to share with you some amazing moments that I lived as a person and as a professional.

In January I started the new year 2016 by publishing Disease and Healing Dynamics, the Kindle version of my doctorate dissertation defended in 2012 and published in 2015 titled The Dynamics of Disease and Healing: The Role that Perception and Beliefs Play in our Health and Wellness.  Both works are intended as a way to explore the mechanism of disease and healing, the usefulness of symptoms and disease, and the role each one of us might play in one’s own health and healing depending on their personal belief system and perception.  Although the Kindle version was intended as a shorter one of my dissertation, the only parts missing are those related to the three interview sessions I had with the seven participants.  All chapters, observations and findings have been, in fact, included in both versions.

Whatever edition you might be really interested in, you can order it on Amazon at

Kindle:       https://www.amazon.com/Disease-Healing-Dynamics-Teresa-Donato-ebook/dp/B01AWUABHE/ref=la_B019G68L8Q_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481565044&sr=1-5&refinements=p_82%3AB019G68L8Q%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011

In January I also published the Kindle version of my booklet PTSD: Conquering the Invisible – A Holistic Approach to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and its Italian version Conquistare l’Invisibile – Approccio Olistico al PTSD (Disordine da Stress Post-traumatico) whose paperback edition was published in 2015.

The English and Italian Editions of either version – paperback and Kindle – can be ordered by clicking on the following links:

EN – Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/PTSD-Conquering-Invisible-Holistic-Post-Traumatic/dp/1519395663/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

EN – Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/PTSD-CONQUERING-INVISIBLE-Holistic-Post-Traumatic-ebook/dp/B01AYB6OOA/ref=la_B019G68L8Q_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481565044&sr=1-1&refinements=p_82%3AB019G68L8Q%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011

All versions are intended as tools to approach PTSD from a holistic perspective in the attempt to help its victims to consider if not all, at least many possible alternative methodologies that can also be used as integrative therapies to conventional treatments or as standalone therapies. Several holistic systems including Homeopathy, Herbalism, Aromatherapy, and many others have been taken into account in the hopes to offer some help either to alleviate the symptoms, better cope with them or, even more so, to help the individuals to start walking again and whenever possible, towards optimum health and true healing.

and in February, as I had promised, I deepened into it by publishing a second one titled Yin, Yang and Our Health through which I examined more aspects related to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (EN: http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016/02/yin-yang-and-our-health_10.html  and IT: http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016/02/yin-yang-e-la-nostra-salute.html) and how its principles are applied to benefit human health and wellness.  In March I concluded the Yin and Yang Series by publishing the article Yin, Yang and The Art of Feng Shui through which we learned how the Yin and Yang principle can be applied in all areas of our life, thus contributing to a better flow of Chi (Qi, Prana) energy not only throughout our physical body but also in our indoor and outdoor environments which ultimately brings harmony and more balance and health in our overall existence.

In April, and after four years of work, I finally published Dare to Rise – Reshaping Humanity by Reshaping Yourself, which I coauthor with my colleague Denis Gorce-Bourge, Managing Director at GB Life Coaching Ltd, Life and Executive Coach.  Dare to Rise is intended as a self-development inspirational and motivational book highlighting the role that Unconditional Love, Consciousness, Awareness and Self-responsibility play in our lives.

You can order your copy on Amazon at

May was a special time for me since I got my very first Radio Interview as a Guest Speaker for TeleSummit – Johannesburg, South Africa – on the topic “Successful Heart Living”, hosted by Glynis Dinsdale, Transformation Coach and Teacher, and which was aired twice.  This interview focused on “How to follow your heart, find your purpose, live your dreams and goals and to be successful.”

June was a very busy month: I first published the article Music and Colors: Their Effects on our Wellbeing and Health – an interview with Francesca Durham, Clinical Harp Musician and Facilitator. Then Denis and I, though separately, worked on a Four Interview Series on DARE to RISE – Reshaping Humanity by Reshaping Yourself which was hosted by Francesca on BTR, Ontario, Canada. If you are interested and didn’t have the chance to listen to all four interviews you can find their links in my July Article (EN: http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016/07/dare-to-rise-four-interviews-hosted-by_94.html and IT: http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016/07/dare-to-rise-quattro-interviste_6.html)

In August I published Hunting for the TREE of LIFE – A Spiritual Journey in the Garden Traditions, which I coauthor with Rev. Anneli Sinkko, M.Phil. (Retired) and which was written in record time. Its Kindle version was published in September.  You can order either copy at

Hunting for the TREE of LIFE – A Spiritual Journey in the Garden Traditions is intended as a journey into the Bible, although the latter has not necessarily been seen as a ‘religious’ but rather as a historical text whose language hides a much deeper and even scientific meaning and whose metaphorical terminology has just been used so that people from all ethnicities, ages, walks of life and levels of education could grasp fundamental concepts expressed in it.  This book is dedicated to all people who… recognize their very existence and all that is – be it visible or invisible – as the consequence of the action of a Higher Intelligence from which everything originated and depends on.  Our wish as authors is that one day we might all be able to fully understand that we aren’t but a big family and that we will finally be able to act upon it accordingly with the greatest love each of us is able of.

My September and October articles related to two 5 STAR Reviews of our Book DARE to RISE – Reshaping Humanity by Reshaping Yourself. You can read these reviews with some great comments and highlights by visiting the following pages:

For those of you who don’t know me well, you can read some Testimonials about me as a person and as a professional in my November article at (EN): http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016_11_01_archive.html and (IT): http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/2016/11/conoscermi-come-persona-e-come_22.html)

I am concluding my 2016 article series with this Summary hoping to “see” you also in 2017.  Again, a big THANK YOU! to all of you for your kindness, encouragement and support. I really appreciate it.  If there are specific topics you would like me to discuss during 2017, please feel free to get in touch with me by writing to info@dedoholistic.com or holistic.coaching.dedonato@gmail.com or by visiting my site www.dedoholistic.com or my blog at http://holistic-coaching-dedonato.blogspot.com/

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