A great way to enhance our learning experience while going through school is to attend seminars. There are many different types of seminars to choose from, and I highly recommend checking some out while going through the Palmer program.
Some of these chiropractic seminars focus on technique and set-ups, where others focus on things like how to run a practice and how to encourage patients.
A seminar I attended a few weeks ago was Dr. James Chestnut’s “Think Well” module in Montreal, Canada. (Dr. Chestnut also has “Eat Well,” “Move Well” and “Chiropractic Paradigm” modules that are a part of his wellness certification program.) Below are some of my favorite quotes from the seminar I attended. I thought that you, our reader, might enjoy them, too:
“Our levels of self-control and integrity are the greatest determinants of our quality of life.”
“The more often you make a good choice, the easier it becomes to make that good choice. The same goes for bad choices.”
“The small decisions in life are the training ground for the big decisions in life.”
“We’re responsible for what we believe and we can change what we believe at any time.”
“The number of patient visits doesn’t matter. The number of positive patient outcomes does.”
“You must be driven by patient outcomes, not doctor income.”
“I have a reverence for knowledge. We must have a reverence for things; regard them as emotionally important to really soak them in.”
“People need to feel loved, important and appreciated.”
“My wife and I joke around and pretend we are in the movie ‘50 First Dates.’ Each day is a clean slate, and I get to convince my wife to fall in love with me. Every morning is a new chance.”
“I have found that patients who derive pleasure from healthy and congruent lifestyle choices are the healthiest.”
“Nobody else can dictate our emotions.”
“If we’re not sure if something is good for us, we must ask ourselves, ‘is this making my life better?’”
“You can’t stay a victim beyond the attack unless you keep yourself there.”
“Retail therapy has never worked for anyone besides the retailer.”
“We are the ‘address the cause’ paradigm.”
These are just a few of the many great quotes I heard during this two-day seminar. It is definitely worth it to check out Dr. James Chestnut’s seminars. Attending seminars can remind us why we are in school and working hard in order to become great chiropractors!
6th trimester student, Davenport Campus