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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Jan 31, 2023

Are you looking for a better way to communicate and collaborate? Look no further than the circle technique. Tackling sensitive conversations is never easy, but the circle technique can make it a whole lot simpler. Say goodbye to awkward silences and ineffective debriefing sessions and get ready to take your communication skills to the next level with this innovative technique.

Join Farley Schweigert on this episode of Teach Me Something Tuesday on the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast for a discussion on the power of the circle. Farley shares their experiences using this technique in both the classroom and their hippotherapy clinic to promote communication, collegiality, and a level playing field. With a focus on debriefing after student clinics, Farley explores the benefits of circle time and offers tips for overcoming awkward silences and coaching students to work effectively within the circle. Tune in for insights on how to bring everybody on the same page and harness the power of the circle in your own conversations.

Farley Schweighart is a cowgirl, physical therapist, professor, podcaster, and business owner. Farley is the Director of Clinical Education for the PTA program and Hippotherapy Research Coordinator at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She has had horses her whole life and continues to rodeo. She is the host of Rider’s Edge podcast, Rural Medex podcast, and co-host for the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast. She is an active member of the APTA and APTA Arkansas where she serves as chairman of the OPTmize conference.

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