Tireless Caregivers, Hypnosis, and Self-Love

In this fascinating episode we dive into all sorts of topics. From the many layers of consciousness that impact mental health, to the possible solutions our society may benefit from if we can work together to integrate a holistic health service. Our guest, Dr. Traci Stein was wonderfully informative, fun, and a real inspiration to keep reaching out to other do-gooders, because more often than not good folks tend to work well together.

Dr. Traci Stein’s bio:

“I am a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. I’m also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Broadly, my focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be.

The bulk of my work has been with the medically ill and those experiencing chronic pain, as well as teaching people to develop better stress management tools. I have also helped clients learn how to create healthier relationships, develop better self-esteem, foster greater self-compassion, release unhealthy patterns, and reach goals that are important to them.”

Show Notes:

  • Traci’s unique background as a clinical psychologist and public health worker
  • The difference an integrative approach to medicine and wellness can provide, and how important specific intake processes and entry points to care can be
  • Behavioral and cognitive based interventions require collaboration, grow familiar with what to look for or avoid when establishing a team
  • Screening individuals who would be most appropriate to integrate multiple domains of healthcare to reach common wellness goals: tuning into the flavor of someones language, behavior patterns, and staying CURIOUS and less accusatory
    • “When do you think you’ve been more successful with this behavior (exercise)?”
    • “What percentage of you is willing to give this a shot?”
  • Tireless Caregivers – “People who may feel like in order to have value, they need to take care of someone else” How to screen for it, whether its in the healthcare world or elsewhere, and how to improve on this condition. If you think you may want to explore this concept or get a sense if this is effecting you, please check out Dr. Traci Stein’s survey and content HERE.
  • Consciousness vs subconsciousness: can we tap into these differing states of presence and why could those shifts be useful?
  • Hypnosis short and sweet; “An enhanced receptivity to suggestion”
  • Shifting someones inner energy and perspective is possible, but realize as a healthcare provider you are just a partner with someone to the point where they are willing to make a change, and they are responsible for acting on that change
  • As a clinician, be mindful of your role on someones path to behavior change and health improvement. Guide them, share where you can help, and move beyond your own biases.
  • Help a patient build autonomy in their care – how can music play a role in the clinic or POC?

    Pure healthcare gold: “If people LOVE themselves, they take CARE of themselves”

  • An incredible story about how stepping out of our own biases, putting our egos aside, and being less resistant to what WE think won’t help: “He’s going to be better than he was before”
  • Using imagery, externalizing levels of focus, and how hypnosis can create a space to emphasize positivity 

Find out more about the great work Dr. Traci Stein is doing at her website: www.drtracistein.com

Follow Traci on Facebook @DrTStein and on Twitter @Dr.TraciStein

 

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