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The Dr Shoup TV Show
Dentists know more than most, the enormous effect emotions have on the doctor – patient relationship. Many therapeutic modalities have been used to help everyone become emotionally more healthy, at peace, and comfortable with themselves and the world around them. Equine therapy is an emerging area of great healing for the patient battling emotional conflicts. Learn more about the emergence of equine therapy as an alternative to typical sit down discussions.
How horses can help your dental practice incorporate the ‘fifth element’
A dentist-client recently invested in a team retreat with my horses. I own and operate Braveheart Gestalt Coaching. When the dentist checked in, she mentioned feeling alone and experiencing the crushing stress of “doing it all herself.” I was curious. Her team appeared to be talented and committed. What was missing?
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Radio Interview with Dr. Randy Shoup
I was recently interviewed about BraveHeart Gestalt Coaching and how horses and coaching help dentists solve every day problems in the dental practice and life.
The Dental Hacks Podcast
The Positive Power of Conflict
published in Dental Economics
Running a successful dental practice is about more than being a great dentist, but what does a successful dental practice actually look like to you? Is it a practice that is thriving financially? One with satisfied patients who actually look forward to maintaining their oral health in partnership with you and your team? Where your team (including you) is cohesive, productive, and happy to come to work every day? These are not mutually exclusive concepts—in fact, a truly successful practice relies on these interdependent components being equally healthy.
Dr. Bethany on the Thriving Dentist Podcast
Dr. Bethany in Progressive Dentist Magazine – Spring 2016
After introductions, we got straight to it: “Take a minute to remember… who were you before you joined this profession?”
Dr. Bethany in DentistryIQ — Dentists and horses: A strategic partnership that can make a huge difference in your stressful life. February 2016
The Dentist’s Dilemma
Dentists entered a healing profession that demands high standards of technical expertise, for which we spent years training. Then we discovered that training wasn’t enough to be successful. We also must be team leaders, business managers, marketers, counsellors, debt collectors, and much more. As a result, even though many of us are exceptional clinicians, technologists, surgeons, and more, we struggle with the business of being exceptional practice managers.
There are many reasons for this. Some are skills-based and other reasons are more fundamental, such as typology or personality type, habitual group dynamics learned from as far back as childhood, or a lack of emotional intelligence. These can be the result of overly focusing on skills and academics, or because stress and burnout force us to disconnect emotionally from our patients and practice in order to survive.
Dr. Bethany on the Dentistry Uncensored podcast
Dr. Bethany was recently featured on the podcast Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran. Listen as Bethany talks about her background, her personal struggle and how she helps those in the dental profession. Click the picture or follow this link to the Podcast page.