F*%#

I like swearing. I like to do it, and I like to hear it...not directed toward me, of course. Owning a business means that, in the sanctity of my office, there will be no judgment placed upon the F-bomb. I don't mind when patients swear, especially if it's not at me. In fact, I encourage it. Swearing is fun, it feels good, and there are limited places where you can do it. You can't do it in front of kids, or older people, or people you don't know very well. It's unacceptable to do it at church, or at work, or in school. It's frowned upon to swear in front of your doctor or dentist. But you know what? At Healing Point Therapeutics, all mouths are welcome, even the filthy ones. If I can sense that a curse word is being held back behind a patient's lips, I urge them to let it come out. Let all those words that you can't normally spout in public spew forth, I say. In my room, I pride myself on creating a space where you can come in and feel completely comfortable at all times. This means that I have clients who come in dressed for bed (usually the ones who come in past 8:00.) This also means that you don't have to hold anything back here. If you want to complain about your sh&*ty kids, or your f*&$ing b#@*& of an ex-wife, feel free.

All this time, I thought that I liked swearing just because I am a child at heart...who knew that it can be considered as another healing modality? Yes, it has been scientifically proven: swearing can ease pain. Literally. And just so you know I'm not making this up, check out the article:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1913773,00.html