On being present: Emotions are contagious

How does a busy GP provide a safe presence for patients who are vulnerable, and afraid? Is it possible to train oneself to provide whole-hearted attention with good intention 30 times a day or more in the NHS?

In this essay, first published in the Jounal of the British Holistic Medical association, I define therapeutic presence and explain how I have been using the Wim Hof Method to help remain present and grounded in my clinical practice, in order to help patients feel safe and heard. https://bhma.org/

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