When I was a student at Bastyr, I had the privilege of taking counseling classes with Dr. Brad Lichtenstein. We started most (okay, every) class with a meditative exercise. I’ll be the first to admit that my initial reaction to the exercise was “this is why people think NDs are strange.”
But then something happened.
I started to enjoy the meditative processes he was teaching us. And I found myself sharing the techniques with others (including patients I was seeing as a student clinician). Dr. Brad had a way of speaking and presenting that was entertaining while still getting the point across.
Dr. Brad crossed my path again when I saw the video above posted on Facebook; it’s a news segment from Q13 in Seattle and talks about how traffic affects your stress levels. It seemed so appropriate, given how awful my commute has been lately. He goes through the effects of traffic stress on your physiology by using a biofeedback machine and the results will really make you rethink how you react to other drivers….