With over 30 years of experience both in and out of clinical practice,
Dr. Piso offers uniquely crafted programs and presentations.
Dr. Piso addresses these topics and many more:
• Stress Management
• Behavioral Medicine
• Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing
• Life Coaching
• Supervision of Clinicians
• Training of Clinicians
• Young Adult Development
Inside every new human connection lies the possibility of unleashing another’s potential for greatness. Following the logical steps found in the Medical Model of Dx (diagnosis), Rx (prescribed action) and Tx (treatment) and the Stephen Covey habit “Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” Dr. Piso spends quality time with individuals in order to properly assess each situation. Thoughtful information-gathering is the key to understanding, which is the forerunner to producing any lasting change.
Once an individual is comfortable with Dr. Piso’s assessment of the situation and has expressed a commitment to participating further in the process, they can both move into collaboration and focus upon a wide variety of goals and strategies, such as changing lifestyle habits, wellness education and/or coping skills development. In this stage, Dr. Piso and the client co-construct a “how-to” Action Plan to break inertia and begin to change behavior.
This Coaching process invites the person to create synergy towards the solution. Client input is crucial because it enables the Action Plan to be fully based in their real-life situation with meaningful, achievable goals.
Ten Steps on the Wellness Path toward Thriving
Step 1 – Know yourself completely, and to your own self be true in all things
Step 2 – Your willingness to take responsibility for your own health and happiness opens the door to self-empowerment, recognizing that power (control) and responsibility (accountability) move in direct proportion to each other in any healthy system
Step 3 – Accept what you cannot change, change that which you can, and seek the wisdom to know the difference (i.e., the Serenity Prayer), recognizing that failure here creates our stress and that success here leads to peace
Step 4 – Choose your focus carefully, recognizing that what we focus upon tends to expand (positively or negatively) and, therefore, to determine our quality of life
Step 5 – Since we are able to choose our attitudes, feelings, and behaviors, especially as we practice doing so, we are responsible for them and offer no blame or excuses for the consequences of our choices
Step 6 – Our experience of life is an internal event over which we can exercise great control; therefore, we seek fulfillment and peace through inner work and transformation, rather than being dependent upon things or people outside of ourselves (i.e., freedom vs. addiction)
Step 7 – We are comprised of 3 distinct but interconnected parts: Body, mind, and spirit, and we strive to achieve balance and harmony among all 3 parts to develop strength/resilience and freedom from distress
Step 8 – We recognize that we must find the unique purpose and meaning of our lives, including a higher order value system, in order to accept our eventual physical death with peace of mind and to become free to pursue life at its fullest based upon such understanding, beliefs, and faith
Step 9 – We understand that appreciation for our blessings is the key to contentment, while our failure to appreciate them is the root of bitterness, discontent/jealousy and feelings of regret
Step 10 – We recognize the interdependency between ourselves and our families/friends and communities, thus we strive to create a legacy of lasting service and benefit to others, enjoying the fruits of generous sharing and caring
Source: “Dream of Life…Live Your Dream – A Manual of Skills for Living
for Today’s Young Adults” by Craig N. Piso, Ph.D.