THE POWER OF ONE SOLUTION FOR HEALTHCARE, ADDICTIONS, AND MENTAL HEALTH
When we as doctors, therapists and healthcare professionals began to see the link between our experience of our lives/professions and our thinking in the moment, our resilience was re-awakened. The implications of these scientific principles of the mind for helpers in all professions to enliven their careers, decrease and/or eliminate stress and burnout, to think in more innovative and creative ways about their work became apparent to us. As we shared this understanding with others either directly or by example we began to see our organizations shift to becoming more resilient and responsive to the needs of their clients. We are witnessing the transformation of healthcare, addictions treatment and the field of mental health in ways that get to the root cause of these problems, rather that just reducing symptoms or finding coping mechanisms. More importantly, professionals are jump starting their careers and giving hope to others. The implications for cost saving, higher impact, and lower turnover and relapse rate will be discussed. We will share our personal stories of how this “One Solution” changed our lives and the lives of those we serve.