A VISION FOR ALTERNATIVE HEALING


We will provide the individual with a business support structure. The healer can focus on client care.
Each healer will market for all group members.
We will lead based on two concepts. The concepts are chaos theory and the union of information and energy.
The evolution of this vision:
A few of us are still old enough to remember a family doctor. For the most part the family doctor was a solo practitioner. I remember two of them. Our first doctor had his office in a one bedroom apartment. The next had a two room facility above the local movie theatre. These doctors were heroes to my parents. I wonder how we survived them.
They were probably good doctors for their time. Their time was long ago. Two and three room facilities restricted them to examining one patient at a time. In one way, this probably made them more effective. They spent more face to face time with each patient. In other ways it restricted their practice.
They were on their own for medical support. These doctors were general practitioners for real. They did their own examinations. They did some of their own lab work. They read their own x-rays. They did their own minor surgery, on site. They were not good at everything they did. The whole of their practice was both greater and less than the sum of its parts. They did care for the whole patient.
As time went by the single doctor business model became less and less practical. Doctors didn’t advertise. Recruiting patients was limited to a listing in the phone book. Referrals from patients, endorsements by their churches and civic groups, and face to face personal contact brought them new customers. The doctors essentially waited for patients to come to them. Waiting for patients to find you does not work well.
The health providers that did advertise were clinics, hospitals, and health management organizations. These entities competed for long term relationships with patients. They won both the loyalty and the hatred of many patients. There were tremendous advantages to their access to on site labs, imaging, specialties and surgical specialties. They had major downsides in client service. They struggled to find a balance between efficiency and doctor/patient relationships. They were challenged in all forms of customer service. In some locations those issues are still only partially resolved. In some they are spectacularly resolved.
I know that the time has come for more alternative healers to imitate some of this change. I have some ideas of my own. If you are a health care provider, I would really like to hear your thoughts on the support you need. I am particularly interested in the two things. What do you think would both increase your practice? What would allow you to focus more on healing?

WHY DON’T I GET IT?


I want to be smarter, calmer, happier, stronger, addiction free, alive longer, more in the now, avoid anxiety and depression and many more good things. I know one of the simplest and most effective steps toward all of these good things is exercise. Do I exercise? Well, yes and no.
I do exercise. I get a real boost in the stronger, calmer, and smarter areas. I am not getting the boost I should get, nor am I getting much of a boost in the other areas. Well, why not? Because I don’t get it and I don’t execute what I do get.
I am fairly regular at the gym. I make it there two to five times a week. The average is more three than four. That’s not where is should be. I need to be exercising an average of six times a week. I am also not getting the concept of balanced exercise. I like to lift weights. It’s what I do. I have pretty good success and progress with it. I am getting results with it.
What I don’t get are two key elements. My average of 3 plus is good. It is definitely better than nothing, but it is not good enough. The weights are not the whole game. They are important, but do not give me the range of results I want and need.
So what is changing my mind? I just finished reading Spark: the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain by John J. Ratey. The book is filled with solid, scientific explanations of exactly what contributions exercise makes to our bodies and our brains. The book also covers how much and what kind of exercise has the best effects on our human package. So, hard as it is for me to admit I am wrong. I am wrong.
Now, I get it. Today, I am starting an aerobic element in my exercise. I am short on time so, I am going to introduce a “sprint and rest” aerobic pattern. I will make a maximum effort for 30 seconds. I will drop down to rest for a few minutes. I will hit the sprint effort, again. That pattern will let me get a solid aerobic burst in about 10 minutes.
I have recently lost 10 of the 14 lbs a personal trainer recommended I shed. I don’t expect to lose more. I have shifted my weight training from high reps low weight to high weight low reps. I have started adding muscle mass.
So, why am I telling you this? Well, I was going to write a blog about how great exercise is for so many things. I was going to encourage everyone to exercise more. I decided that instead of pushing exercise, I would lead by example.
I get it. It doesn’t work unless I do it. Check back here in month or call or email me, to see what it’s doing for me. We can talk about what it could do for you.
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RESILIENCE


Positive thinkers do not bounce back from adversity very well. The people who recover quickly, bounce back, and move on are accurate thinkers.
Look what positive thinking can do to you when adversity strikes. If you make the effort to think positive, you will have to deny at least a little reality. Maybe you will have to ignore whole huge chunks of it. What will happen, if you ignore the adversity? You are not very likely to do anything about it, or even plan to do anything about it. You are very likely to allow the adversity to grow.
When a negative event strikes your life it is what it is. Surrounding it with lovely thoughts and affirmations has little power to make the event what you wish it was. Those lovely thoughts and affirmations have even less power to make the results of the event good for you. At best positive thoughts will create the illusion of a bad thing becoming a good thing.
Negative thinking considers primarily the downside of an event, proposition, offer, plan, accident, etc. It encircles hope and squelches it. Accurate thinking looks at a setback in detail. It examines the event. It breaks it down to its individual parts. It looks at the worst, best and most likely outcomes of the event. It examines the event for causes and causes that may cause a repeat of this event, or set off other events
Accurate thinking lays the foundation by knowing the situation. With it you add your knowledge of yourself to the picture. It shows you your objectives. It gives you a correct and detailed inventory of your resources. It helps you plan for both the worst and best outcomes. At the same time accurate thinking lets you put your main energy into avoiding, or minimizing, the effects of the most likely outcomes.
Accurate thinking is the beginning of a solution to the adverse event. aaccurate thinking drives resilence. Sure, there are almost overwhelming events and events that you cannot prevent. The definition of an adversity is that it has already happened. The adversity is often a fact of life. My programmer/systems analysis job went sailing off to India a few years, ago. There was nothing I could do to stop it from sailing, or bring it back.
What I could do was readjust my spending, look for other jobs and consider self employment. I did these things and I now have my own business.