Monday Morning Motivation | Being There
#11 of 13 questions to ask yourself: How can I be more present with patients?
Presence is a trait of the busiest chiropractors. Being fully present with patients is their hidden advantage.
Being present means showing up empty, without an agenda. (Procedure yes, agenda no.) Being present means being fully occupied with the person in front of you. (Abandon worry, fear and outside attentions.) Being present means surrendering to the hurt, frustration and apprehension that so many patients bring with them‚ so you can inspire them to be courageous, optimistic and trusting.
Presence is the tools of healers.
This week, be especially mindful to set aside your own worries or distractions that steal your presence. When brought into the adjusting room they pull you away from being resourceful and powerful. Patients deserve your 100% presence. Something difficult to offer if you’re living in the past (guilt) or the future (fear).