WHO IS THE HERO IN YOUR PRACTICE?
Who is the hero in your practice? Many of our colleagues, filled with their own sense of self-importance and their fragile egos, forget that as chiropractors we are not healers; we are merely facilitators of healing. Chiropractic philosophy is quite clear on the interference paradigm, and although society is gradually catching up to that perspective, some of us have trouble remembering this basic truth in the clinical or business environment. The beauty of universal truths is that they can be applied in almost every situation.
When a patient feels better after an adjustment and tells you how fantastic you are, remember to reflect that back to them; after all, isn’t it their body that did the healing? Aren’t you there when it goes well, but also when it doesn’t go as anticipated? Your patient is the hero here, and they need to regain the trust in their body that they may have lost. Most people have never recognized the healing potential within their own bodies - it’s your job, doctor, to teach them. Another benefit of patients owning their healing is that they can also own their dysfunction; they can then identify you as the consultant and guide instead of abdicating responsibility of their health to you. Our gift as practitioners is the ability to free the body to do what it naturally would do without the interference created by the Subluxation.
In the business of practice, these truths also exist. Subluxations of your business also need to be cleared, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to give up control of every tiny detail to allow for alignment of your skills and purpose...