Dr. Siegel wrote a wonderful article on the power Doctors words have on their patients.
As doctors we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient’s ability and desire to survive.
It is also not only doctors but all the authority figures in our patient’s lives that affect their ability to survive and the outcome of their disease. Parents, teachers, clergy and physicians change lives with their words.
All Care Givers should be taught this and trained how to use their words. The effects could be far-reaching!
In Hypnobabies we talk about the importance of our words and the words of those around us. We create a Bubble of Peace to let in “only the good, none of the bad.” This can help immensely when working with care givers who don’t yet understand the power of their words.