On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Andrew is joined by Dr. Nidhi Taneja who speaks to us about mindfulness and meditation in the dental space. This is a new concept to Andrew and may be for many of you. In this episode Dr. Taneja breaks down the basics of how you can implement mindfulness practices into your daily routines.
Big thank you to our guest co-host Stephanie Botts, RDH for joining us on this episode! If you want to hear more from Stephanie be sure to check out her TIPisodes with us.
Interview Starts: 07:32.562
- Mindfulness – Getting started
- How Dr. Taneja was exposed
- Childhood exposure
- 3 Thought Categories
- What is mindfulness?
- RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture
- Quality vs. Quantity
“I love being silent and being with myself.”
“You can take a pause and just go over your day.”
“This is not something that just happens, I am not in a state of mindfulness all the time.”
“Categorize your thoughts into three categories, helpful, useful, or waste.”
“Every activity can be mindful.”
“Nurture sometimes can look like no treatment, or giving them all the tools.”
“If we are judging the experience we or our patients are going through it doesn’t work the same way.”
“The better we get at recognizing our feelings the better we get at pausing, which is allowing our feelings.”
“Noone is making a mistake intentionally, there is a reason behind it.”
“The best kind of meditation is the one that you will do.”
“Our childhood experience does matter in getting mindfulness implemented.”
“This is a tool that is wholly dependent on us as individuals and not on our circumstances or surroundings.”
“In every patient there is a child.”
Dr. Nidhi on Instagram @Dr.nidhitaneja