Creative consulting: how to make the room disappear
David Reilly explains how you can totally concentrate on your encounter with your patient. This series aims to support and encourage you towards developing the therapeutic effect you have as a person and concentrate on the ingredients common to most all of your medical related encounters. So far, you have considered some reasons for doing this. The main ingredients are human. There will always be relationships, even if only fleeting. So let us begin. And let us begin with the key ingredient you can influence--you.
Do you know the difference between music on in the background and listening to that music? The transition is clear between the two states--even though to an onlooker there is nothing to see. How do you make that transition? How does it feel when you do it? Try putting on some music and repeatedly taking yourself “into” and “out of” the music. Study and think about this internal change, because whatever this natural ability is it may be crucial for good human contact and so good consulting. It can even be the difference between a good outcome, no outcome, and a bad outcome. It can be the difference between a healing relationship and a complaint. Or perhaps you can think of this transition in relation to a meeting, or a movie, or a poem, or a wonderful conversation, or drawing, or singing, or playing an instrument, or sports. Try to