Our reality has changed and we are suffering the effects of the dying past paradigm.
We are devoted to introducing the ways in which we embody the new. We believe that a humanistic approach, in which “we” prioritizes “me”, or “I” (individualistic methods) is key. Switching paradigms can prove tricky. The embedded conditioning of our cognitive abilities hijacks our ability to fully and deeply interpret new information.
In order to change paradigms, we must first grow our understanding of human psychology, social intelligence, emotional literacy and human behavior. This will take a commitment involving all parties of the healthcare system from leadership, to employees, to patients. Doing so will provide us with the necessary concepts, values, and practices to create a template we are all proud to be a part of.
We have gathered the right individuals to begin to gently transition into the new paradigm of healthcare. We are thrilled you have arrived, join us.
There is an obvious and left out asset in our current medical model: the subjective or peer experiencer. If we truly care about the outcomes of our patients, we must realize this mis-represented potential as a member of the team. The subjective experiencer has been there. They navigate the unknown and can offer incredibly valuable support as someone embarks on their new journey. Shared experience, learning new life skills, reducing loneliness, developing empathetic dialogue while building meaningful relationships are just the surface of this role’s potential.
What the experiencer knows are the mechanisms and nuances that arise in the uncertainty of the illness journey. To provide shared understanding offers a deeper sense of honesty, vulnerability, and a space to share without anyone analyzing or trying to understand. The experiencer knows. The patient can open up without facing emotional turbulence such as patient guilt which can set patients back. It’s a match in which both parties grow, grieve, and heal through each other’s experience. This relationship helps the patient immensely and helps the experiencer to find continued meaning in what had happened to them. Most profoundly, it helps to educate providers with accuracy. This love and connection has great power to shift trajectories within the system.
The healthcare system is a culture, one many of us are privileged to be a part of and others of us don’t feel included in. But as a large subset of our society, a microcosm in its own right, it does affect us all. This can feel overwhelming and yet at the same time separate from us. But understanding that our membership is our power is key. The key to unlocking solutions to some of our biggest problems. If we are to try to affect true change in the culture while existing within it, we must begin with understanding. Human behavior, emotional literacy, psychodynamics, group dynamics, and even the importance of the physical and non-physical environment actually these are all important tools. We present an incredible opportunity to analyze, understand, integrate and evolve your understanding of your own work or group culture while actually formulating solutions. Your facilitators and fellow course mates provide some different perspectives and a rich laboratory of growth.