Creating a Practice
That Uniquely Reflects You
In this “Ask Us Anything” session Brenda Le a fairly new practitioner from Canada, and Michael Max, who is mid-career in the USA, meet up to discuss the influences of the medical systems from their two different countries, how the business of our practices are not separate from the medicine we practice, and why doing business is challenging, but not for the reasons you might think.
We’ll be discussing the “Practice of Practice,” and invite your participation and questions about creating a practice that is a unique reflection of you and your values.
We will be touching on:
- How it is that socialized medicine might not be helpful in supporting the kind of practice you’d like to have
- Why constraints are helpful in clarifying your values and plans
- The difference between having a business and having a job
- Uncovering and working with the expectations you have of yourself
- Business as a mirror, engaging accountability as a business owner and as a practitioner
Saturday June 24, 2023
9am Pacific • 10am Mountain • 11am Central • 12 noon Eastern
You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work
Your Guides For This Class
I'm a dietitian who’s on a mission to show the world that food is medicine. In my work, I weave together the practices of nutrition and Chinese medicine.
After graduating from dietetics, I longed for a fresh perspective on healthcare. Working in hospitals, I saw a lot of very sick people, and it made me wonder if there was a way to intervene earlier. So I decided to study Chinese medicine, which offered a preventative approach to addressing health concerns before they become serious.
Being a Chinese medicine practitioner has been an invigorating journey. Not only do I get to help people improve their health, but I've also discovered the joy of running a practice. The clinic is a canvas of creativity, allowing me to sculpt a practice that aligns with how I want to make a positive impact in the world.
I used to think that the business of an acupuncture clinic was separate from the practice of medicine. But too often I found that the problems that patient’s had in their lives were thoroughly intertwined with their jobs or important relationships. And this held up a mirror to me to look at how my limiting thoughts and beliefs about business and myself.
Running a business has invited me to notice where I’m not acting in accord with my values, and challenged me to become more flexible and open minded. Best of all, it has allowed me to create a life and practice that fits me, and allows me to help others.