Dan Eisner is a Certified Coach and Psychiatric OT in the department of psychiatry at the University of MD Medical Center with over 19 years experience.
A personal message from Dan...
People often ask me the question, 'What qualifies you to be my Self-Compassion Trainer?' Here is a brief version of my story.
I spent the first 33 years of my life in an almost constant state of unease. During this time, I convinced myself that if I could just help enough other people, I'd be "OK."
While I didn't realize it at the time, I had become addicted to helping. I literally NEEDED to help others to feel "good" about myself. But just like any other drug, I built up a tolerance, and it stopped working.
Eventually I became aware of something that was difficult to admit; I was neglecting my own well-being, and I could not treat myself with the same level of compassion I was giving to others.
After working in healthcare for close to 20 years, I can say with confidence that is a very common issue. I'd go so far as it so it's an epidemic that severely limits personal and professional satisfaction, not to mention quality of care.
We cannot most effectively inspire others to improve their health and well-being from a place of imbalance.
Once I became aware of the fact that I was NOT practicing what I was preaching, I began the difficult process of learning to "take my own medicine."
While I didn't realize it at the time, I spent the first several years learning what does not work when it comes to being compassionate with myself.
But I don’t regret one second of my experience. It has enabled me
to condense over 20,000 hours of personal-growth experience into a simple nuts-and-bolts formula that works.
I am here to help your journey to self-compassion easier than mine.
A Word About My Education
I am forever grateful for the formal education and training I have received over the years, but what I have learned in school pales in comparison to what I’ve learned in the “real world” since committing being compassionate with myself.
No words can adequately describe the impact that self-compassion has on a practitioners' ability to provide care; It is truly the foundation of extraordinary healthcare.
All that being said, the school and training I have received has also been invaluable. I am forever grateful for what I have learned and am continuing to learn as I commit to further my education, both formally and informally. Please feel free to contact me with questions about any of my training or work history.
I've included a little background of my formal education, training, and work experience. The organizations listed are in no way affiliated with Dan Eisner Consulting.