Several weeks ago I had the good fortune to hear Elie Wiesel speak. Here’s a man who would have every right to be inconsolably bitter and pessimistic.
Yet instead, his experience in the Holocaust has only made him stronger…
His message, How to Rebuild a Moral Society, inspires us to build a place where there is freedom, respect, repentance, and reconciliation for all people…a place where the most vulnerable are brought into the circle of human rights.
When he said, “Our humanity is defined by our relationships to one another,” I knew that what we do, even at the single patient level, has so many implications for impacting a much larger framework.
Life is about relationship, and when we resolve the dicey complexities that can hold us back, not only do we better serve our patients, but the larger community of humanity as well.
So, exactly how do we do this?
One way to approach this is to “mitigate the tendency to overreact,” and that means helping our patients to develop a set of skills to manage excessive reactions or undue anxiety.
Check out our mind/body programs to learn more about a topic that’s essential to our patients’ health and well-being.