What if we take a pause and before we use our scripts, metaphors, images and colorful experiences, we ask more and really tune in to learn about the landing page in front of us? Before we move on because "they weren't ready", we see where they are and what they are really looking for and begin to explore, in a coaching model, how they might get what they want. In a coaching model, the patient is the expert of their expression of health. In a Doctor - Patient model, you are the expert. Which is the more empowering? Which will fuel commitment and pull them to a vision that only they can express?
As we know, health and healing is an INNATE, inside job. The decision to toward health no different. I encourage us to explore the models, the methods we use and give thought to how they support the patients decision making process being one that is attached to THEIR values, what matters to them. Maybe increased health is to be around to see their grandchildren. Maybe it's to experience more energy in their relationships. Like so many of us in this AMAZING profession, maybe they simply desire to serve more.
As the medical profession begins to look to health coaches, consider if you're meeting that role or would consider hiring someone on your team to fill that growing demand. For me, it is important that as the health coaching profession continues to grow, so does this (chiropractic) integral and imperative piece of optimal function for our species.
Chiropractic is more than spoke on the wheel of optimal expression. Without it, that wheel fails to exists. Chiropractic is a critical piece of healing our world, thank you for the commitment you have to serve more.