The 50 Minute Hour

A weekly message to strengthen your CORE and develop your resolve. 
August 7, 2013
A few years back when I worked as a therapist in private practice I would see 7-8 clients back to back every day. I worked on what we called a 50 minute hour. It’s not that I was trying to cheat someone out of 10 minutes or that I was in a mindless trance (think Facebook), it’s that I set aside 10 minutes of every hour to actively recenter myself.
That 10 minutes was imperative for me to bring closure to my previous clients session, to let go of the emotional work I had just done, and thenopen my heart and mind in preparation for my next client. The work of releasing and renewing was as essential to my job as my many therapy skills. It helped me to maintain my energy, my well-being and provide a high level of care. Therapy is demanding work, but so is every job without a commitment to maintaining well being. Weekends, vacations, paid time off… They are not enough to keep us balanced and our stress in check.The REAL Skinny is that we must work at releasing & renewing actively throughout our day…every day!

Today, even though I am not in an office every day I still work on the 50 minute hour. By dividing my work into 45-50 minute blocks I find I am more productive, focused and relaxedat what needs to get done.

How could you create more opportunities in your day to actively release, renew, and recenter yourself?

 Breathe, stretch, shake off the cooties……a little goes a long way! 

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About the Author:

Mary Fox, LMHC, RD challenges the traditional approach to weight management to help people discover their path to success. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Dietitian, she combines both disciplines into a unique and comprehensive approach that is changing the way we understand weight management.

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