Frank Rasler MD, MPH, FACEP, is an Atlanta emergency physician with training at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control. Motivating wellness behavior during a brief patient encounter has been a focus of his clinical care.
As a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, he uses humor with a little jolt of reality to inspire a healthier lifestyle - - and help keep you out of the E.R.
This is a new era of understanding behavior modification. You can consciously focus your thinking on a healthy, happy long life, and with the right motivation and information permanently change unhealthy behavior.
"Health, if you are blessed in having it, is a gift and it’s your responsibility to maintain it".
Tell me about your project ideas and we can design a workshop or presentation that inspires.
TEDx - Health, Motivation and the Near-Death Experience
Healthcare is overwhelmingly devoted to disease intervention - rather than prevention, yet so much of what we treat is preventable. Why do we frequently ignore the risks and avoid changing unhealthy behaviors ?
We need to inspire clear personal goals and find our unique enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. To permanently modify unhealthy behavior we must maximize both positive and negative motivations - use "the carrot and the stick". Negative visualization of a critical Near-Death Experience is an intense behavior modification tool, to help people focus on these behaviors, emphasize the reality and motivate action.
What is keeping you from reaching your brightest future ?
Why do we wait for heart disease or back pain to begin,
and then start pills and therapy ? Motivation can be difficult, but maintaining healthy behavior is where the real challenge comes.
Behavior modification methods incorporate health & fitness in the rest of your life.
The emergency room team approach for trauma, stroke and heart attack uses a care-centered priority, under stressful conditions, with mutual appreciation of each team member's contribution. Many of the principles for success in the E.R. team can be applied to your office or group to increase enjoyment, respect and longevity. Accepting and adapting to job stress improves employee health, job satisfaction, productivity, and helps prevent burnout.
There are a few remaining cultures in this world where people commonly live to be
90 - 100 years old . . . . and they are healthy.
Our goal of course is not just long life, but a healthy, active, mentally alert and happy long life.
The key is in reducing your health risk factors, and at the same time model those better habits for those we care about.
The diseases we fear with aging don’t necessarily have to start when we're 50 years old.