Listening is not a skill that I expected to develop. I thought I’d get good with palpation or pulse reading. After all, the masters are said to get what they need with the pause and a few questions. That’s what I was aiming for, however it did not work out that way for me.
I’ve found over the years that there is a way of listening to a patient that has allowed me to both uncover what I need to know to treat them, but more importantly, help me to better understand innate resources they have that they either are not in touch with, or curiously enough think are deficiencies or problems.
Listening is not passive, nor about just hearing what the patient says, it also involves an inner ear to our own experience.
This episode is a solo show in which I share some what my clinical experience has taught about an often overlooked yin aspect of our work— listening.
Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.