Dr. Jackie Huntly

Are You Sure You Are Having a Conversation?

“Most of us don’t listen with the intent to understand. We listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen Covey (American educator, businessman and author) A moment of magic occurs when you know that someone is truly listening to you. Their body language, their eyes, their focus and above all, sometimes, their silence create engagement. Intense …

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What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us About Healing

“The ancient Greeks knew that there had to be a time and place for people who had experienced violence and death to be given permission and empowered to acknowledge their emotions, collectively as a community.” “The word amphitheater in ancient Greek means the ‘the place where we see in both directions.’ In the amphitheater, I …

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How To Set A Powerful Heading On Your Daily Compass

Imagine designing your own compass, where you replace the cardinal directions with a word, a person or a phrase that illustrates the “direction” that you plan to use as your heading for that day. How often do we begin each day without having made these conscious choices about how we are going to approach the …

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Physician: Know Your Own Story

Listening to and acknowledging the stories that patients narrate represents an intrinsic part of the interaction between doctor and patient. Telling their story allows a patient “to be heard’-“to be seen”. When a patient reveals their story a moment of trust, vulnerability and connection has been created. Through these stories an opportunity has arisen to …

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