Understanding the True Nature of Stress


Ever notice how some people are able to smoothly deal with stressful situations while others simply fall apart? Stress is a natural and predictable emotion that every human being has to live with. However, when we lack the experience, insight and practice needed to work skillfully with this mental state, it can become a real [...]

Physician coaching advice: Four simple tips to help you deal with difficult patients


Difficult, belligerent, or entitled patients can be among the greatest challenges for physicians and other health care professionals. Unfortunately these kinds of patients tend to show up when a provider is having a long, trying day. Of course, you try to be patient since responding in kind is not an acceptable approach. However, you are [...]

Working with Fear in Real-Time


My work with one client involved, among other things, regular walks on one of his favorite beaches. These walks often lasted for several hours. One of the major stressors this gentleman communicated on one of these walks was his fear of not having enough money to meet his obligations. It involved a particularly large bill [...]