Listening, Non-doing and Appreciative Attention • Alice Whieldon • Qi158
Medicine is a curious business. The “agreement” is that the patient has a problem and we as practitioners are going to fix it. It’s not an unreasonable expectation in our fee for service world. And after all, we are the experts that are supposed to know how to resolve a medical condition.
But what often gets left out of the conversation is the question of “what is healing?” Along with “who” is responsible for that and “what” is to be done?
Healing is a curious business. And while patient and practitioner both play a role, more often than not, it’s an inside job.
In this conversation with Alice Whieldon we explore what is helpful, the invitation that arises from dropping expectation and agenda, and the connective resonance that arises from simply seeing how it is for another.
Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.