Only 18 Seconds!

Studies show that if a doctor’s intention is to listen deeply to a patient, it only takes about 18 seconds to have a moment experienced by the patient of “being with,” of good connection, of “feeling seen”—and then of being more open to revealing personal information.”

Or so says Samuel Shem / Stephen Bergman: author of the House of God – in which he wrote about the “profound conflict: between the received wisdom of the medical system, and the call of the human heart. 

See more at:…/12/01/lessons-from-the-house-of-…/

And read about The House of God at:

So it seems that: “Time’s a funny thing–it’s really not a matter of time”

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  • Steve Mawer

    How is it possible to care without listening?