Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Health Administrators, and a myriad of other healthcare professionals, are trained to put the needs of their patients first.
Their own needs come usually very last.
The forever changing health care industry brings a lot of uncertainties to their lives. Clinical expertise demands, new record keeping requirements, dealing with new practice settings, the insurance industry changes, and interpersonal issues at work and at home, can create tremendous pressures on those lives.
When problems arise or you are feeling confused, it is hard to achieve or maintain a sense of satisfaction. The resulting feeling can render us incapable of making decisions that may be critical in life, or unable to move forward. You may feel “stuck” having lost your sense of purpose and unable to create a life of long-term growth, health and integrity.
If you are a physician, for example, who has found herself in that situation, where do you go for help? Asking for professional help in your immediate environment may be seen as a sign of weakness. Talking to a friend or a family member is often counterproductive as they already are “inside our box”.
It can be such a relief to have someone in your life who is not personally affected by your situation, someone who provides an ear that detects subtle nuances.
As a coach for physicians and other health care professionals, as well as their families, I am trained to help you unlock your potentials and get “unstuck”.