« Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease » Hippocrate
Vincennes, Parc Floral, 2013
Desire to help people, an open mind and compassion seem to be the qualities and skills we need to be a good naturopath, at least this is what « The best book on naturopathy » says.
Here’s some food for thought before embracing this new path:
- Do you have a pioneering spirit? Do you truly believe in naturopathic medicine? There will always be people questioning our credentials.Are we comfortable standing alone?
- Creative thinking : There is no formula for treating a patient.We need to evaluate their health history, their relationships with friends and family, their stress level, their diet.Each person’s body requires a different treatment and we need to be open to trying new modalities on a case-by-case basis.
- Emotional investment: The most of a naturopath’s time is spent talking and listening to patients.It requires a great amount of emotional investment and we need to be ready to give of ourself.
- An open mind: Our chosen modality may not always be the best treatment for the patient.We will have to step out of our box and consider all the possibilities.
Would you add something else?