Holistic Nutrition Lab: How to make empathy an asset instead of a liability in your practice

Empathy is a buzzword in the medical and health fields these days. And for good reason! Empathy allows you to connect with your patients in a way that diagnoses and lab results miss. Empathy creates rapport, connection, and ultimately gives you the tools to improve client compliance and business success.

But empathy can have a dark side. Connecting too deeply with your patients’ struggles can cause three serious problems in your practice:

1. You feel your client’s pain so much that you give away your services to be able to help them.

by Andrea Nakayama, CNC, CNE, CHHC