Humor me and lets go back all the way to Harlow’s studies on the rhesus monkey – nursing a monkey by mom, or a “surrogate mom” made of wood & wire. Nothing will ever replace the personal touch. Unfortunately I guess I have to clarify the word “touch” here – clearly I am not talking about inappropriate, unprofessional physical touch – touch refers to personal attention & care. Capitalism has become the guiding force, create an online tool for millions to subscribe to, create a model of clinical care, lets completely automate in the name of numbers.
There is a huge failing here. We are still only human. In an effort to service greater numbers whether in the name of profit, efficiency, consistency, science, measuring outcomes… we have lost the respect for the basic human need, people need to feel cared for, valued, necessary. Sorry, there is nothing online, automated that can replace that. And I respectfully argue, that stainless steel either literally or metaphorically) clinical approach has serious success saboteurs as well. We are losing people as they fall off the virtual or clinical conveyor belt, sadly often spiraling into deeper depths of despair.
Whether it be chronic illness recovery, health coaching, addiction recovery, mental health issues – every one of us have the basic human need to feel cared for. We can provide people with all the scientific facts of fat loss, weight management, cancer recovery, cardiac rehabilitation, the need for exercise, smoking cessation – whatever the health challenge may be, however all the information thrown at us is useless if we don’t follow & adhere. Behavioral change & adherence 청주오피 is governed by personal motivation. Infusing patients/ clients (aka people) with personal motivation is ultimately achieved through knowing somebody cares, not just for the profit, but for their health & happiness. No automation will ever replace that basic necessity.
Take the time to seek out your client’s personal side. Find their triggers for good & not so good, allow them to open up & confide… what are those poison darts that derail the health modification process? They came to you for help. They know they should stop smoking, bring down the BMI, exercise, eat a nutritious diet… help them discover what they isn’t so obvious. Your personality as a provider, is easily 50% of the client’s potential for success. Design the program for that one person, along with the clinical recovery process. They are not mutually exclusive. Walk the walk talk the talk yourself. There are very few things that devastate me more than watching the “trainers” of a gym smoking outside the club – or coming in smelling like smoke… really? Thats a health trainer???? Legitimize yourself as a health provider, again, ensuring trust.
Yes I know the cliche help only comes to those who help themselves… but our job as health providers is to reach those who are too skeptical, fearful, doubtful to implement change on their own. Education is equally as imperative on the emotional level as the logical level. No, I am not trying to turn patient care into a chick flick, or take away from the science, I am in no way compromising the integrity of the science of recovery, the gravity of treatment, however, to maintain this level of professionalism does not have to be at the exclusion of being personable & approachable. A provider’s smile, wff (warm fuzzy factor) means not hiding behind the stainless steal, white coat facade. Body language, rapport, sensitivity, being non judgmental will allow your message as a provider to penetrate the iron wall of doubt & your client to trust & not fear failure once again.