What if the lighting in your office, clinic, exam or treatment room is making your staff and patients feel depressed and sad? Wouldn't you want to know?
Conversations between healthcare interior designer Cheryl Janis and big-hearted industry professionals, designers, artists, and creatives. Together we share design inspiration, resources, and tools for your patient-centered medical, dental, healthcare practice or beauty business.
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What if the lighting in your office, clinic, exam or treatment room is making your staff and patients feel depressed and sad? Wouldn't you want to know?
How to create a positive first impression in the entryway of your medical or healthcare space
How to design the healthcare space for kids
💰Money and Feng Shui. How do you feel about the green stuff? Does spending it on the design of your healthcare or wellness business (or anything else) feel like you’re about to get attacked by a swarm of bees?
2 design tricks to hanging your artwork that get your patients drooling
Companion piece to The Waiting Room Cure book. I’m sure you know your patients and clients as individuals, but do you know if your practice appeals to certain groups within your community? Here’s what you need to know (and do) before investing your first dollar in the re-design of your waiting room.
Companion piece to The Waiting Room Cure book. In today's episode, Cheryl teaches you how to create a positive first impression in your waiting room and why it matters to keeping patients returning and referring.
How to create fabulous Feng Shui in your wellness space is the topic of today's show! I'm thrilled to share my interview with Interior Designer and Feng Shui Master Cindy Garreton - CindyGarretonInteriorDesign.com - who helps you bring a deeper awareness to your environment and start creating good flow and harmony you and your patients will LOVE.
How to decorate your waiting room for the holidays
Why going vegan in your office decor is good for animals and your business.
Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Books For Your Waiting Room
Stop losing patients and business to bad design mistakes. What to avoid and the roadblocks to success that bad design can cause in your practice.
How can the design of your patient-centered office serve as a powerful marketing tool in your outreach on social media to help build relationships with patients and grow your business?
How does what you put on the walls of your medical, healthcare or wellness office, waiting room, clinic or treatment room effect people in your healing space, help keep retention rates high, staff happy and referral business growing?
When your patient-centered design becomes your biggest ally in growing your referral business to places you’ve never imagined.
What design changes to consider first when you’ve just graduated from dental or medical school or have just finished your professional training and have a huge amount of debt hanging over your head.
Your environment is your brand. What’s in it are properties that attract, safeguard and expand your perfect client base. What does the story of your space say?
When to listen to your painter’s opinion about your color choices and when to listen to your badass healthcare interior designer.
How the design of a person or pet-centered portable medical and healthcare business can set you apart from your brick and mortar counterparts.
How to design clinics that house a variety of health and wellness practitioners. How to make the space feel connected and in the flow and how can each practitioner express their individual style in their treatment rooms?
What happens to the brain when your patients come into contact with vivid and exquisite nature art and how this one design element can take your wellness or medical business into the next solar system of awesome
When the fear of changing your wellness design sets in and what to do in the in-between time when your empty workspace feels uncomfortable or downright embarrassing.
Sitting in the power spot in your exam and treatment rooms raises your self-esteem and invites your patients to relax into feeling well-taken care of by you, the expert. Learn how to find your power spot and stories of others who have stepped into theirs.
Why 17% of new RN’s leave their jobs within a year and the importance of designing spaces that help nurses rejuvenate throughout the day and feel more appreciated at work.
How to transform your windowless treatment room into a nurturing powerhouse of prosperity
Imposter Syndrome is the shitty sandwich we all sometimes eat. How your person-centered interior design can help and an explanation of Evidence-Based Design.
Stories of doctors & wellness professionals who have seen BADASS results after redesigning their work spaces. Three words: Self-confidence, respect and empowerment
The biggest design mistake Cheryl sees estheticians make in the design of their reception and treatment rooms and how to fix it to make your beauty biz more profitable.
What costly color mistakes to avoid & how to find the right shade for your medical office or healthcare facility.
This design secret is a game changer for your business. How to balance the shapes in your wellness space to get that cozy vibe you’re looking for.
How to create a nurturing treatment room when one of the walls is red brick or concrete. Listen to today’s episode to find out exactly how to treat these unique design challenges.
How to build Superfans in your clients & patients. Do this repeatedly and watch how patient and client loyalty surge and referral business grows.
The best places to hang mirrors in your clinic, treatment room or wellness space.
When your clients & patients are people of color, seniors and kids, how do you go about designing a space that feels welcoming to everyone?
Learn how senior living environments are designed to address the physical, emotional and mental challenges of the older population and how this unique speciality is different than designing for a medical office.
When something is off in your wellness space and you don’t know exactly what it is, how do you normally respond? Do you change it immediately or do you wait several years and just live with it? Listen in to find out.
R & C share more tips on how to create a ceiling in the dentist’s treatment room that wins your patients over.
Learn why the dental operatory chair is frequently placed in a position that increases patient anxiety and what to do about it.
When a 3 year old girl won’t go into her psychiatrist dad’s professionally designed office, he takes matters into his own hands. 3 design tips on how to create a positive first impression in your healthcare facility or wellness space and why it matters to your bottom line.
What does the Feng Shui Wealth Area say about your business? Listen in to the details about how to enhance your money zone in the design of your wellness space and what happens when your money is in the toilet.
Avoid this design mistake & save thousands of dollars & lost time to fix it. Learn when it's the right time to hire a professional healthcare interior designer.
When to use spiritual art, Buddha statues & other religious decor in the design of your wellness space, healthcare facility or senior living center.
When a 3-yr-old little girl & bone marrow transplant recipient starts singing on Facebook, Cheryl loses it. That and how to design skilled nursing homes to encourage family visits on today’s episode of TWDP.
When clients & patients kvetch and the design of your space is not professional enough. That and other critical transition points in the life of your wellness business when a new design will produce outsized results.
Are the waves of unfriendly smells coming from your clinic, treatment room, or senior living facility hurting your business? Welcome to the world of Environmental Aromatherapy.
Do you experience fear of being out in the world with your work? You’re not alone. Listen in to find out ways in which you might be hiding out and hurting your business in the process and how to break free of the fear through your design
When you sit with your back to the door, your nervous is on alert and the stress hormone cortisol is released. Learn the best position for your desk to increase self-confidence and productivity in your wellness business.
Boredom in the waiting room. Outdated magazines, inappropriate tv for kids and a bored five year old who licks the reception desk during a long wait at urgent care all point to the urgent need for a redesign.
How to avoid “all or nothing thinking” when it comes to your next wellness design project and steps to overcoming the overwhelm often associated with revamping your space.
Why did C's client object to hanging her professional certificates in her wellness space and how when she changed her mind, it changed her business. Why it’s time to dust off your professional certificates and hang them on the wall near your intake area or desk.
If you’re an HSP or have clients and patients who are highly sensitive, you won’t want to miss today's episode. HSP's Cheryl & Rhea get into the design specifics of how to make your sensitive peeps feel extra comfortable in your space.
Today's question comes from podcast listener Tina—a new esthetician who asks "What if I can't move the bed in my treatment room?"
Spice up your wellness space with the elements of Spring. Lighten up your waiting room and help your patients with SAD [Seasonal Affective Disorder]
Hydrotherapy is to the colon what clearing clutter is to your wellness space. In today's episode, Rhea and Cheryl talk about how to clear out excess stuff from your space and why it matters to the health of your wellness business.
What happens after you give a client a treatment and she [or he] steps into your bathroom only to be turned off by how the space feels? Regardless of whether you own or operate a healthcare facility or wellness business, the bathroom is an extension of the experience you provide and can reflect positively or negatively on your business.
It can be downright embarrassing when your client or patient is trying to receive a treatment from you but noise from another room creeps in. Sound management tools to the rescue.
R & C explore the pros and cons of having a tv in the waiting room and how this effects your patients' perception of quality of care. If you're considering adding or removing a tv to or from your healthcare space, this episode is for you.
Every design starts with a vision. In today's episode, Cheryl & Rhea walk you through how to begin to create yours. The first question is "How do you want your waiting room, exam or treatment room, senior living facility or healthcare space to feel?" Tune in now for all the details.
Rhea shares the story of when a bathroom project remodel gave a stroke survivor back her independence and dignity. Bring tissues.
Find out how your nurturing and safe person-centered wellness space can keep your patients and clients from becoming angry or extremely agitated and taking it out on you and your staff.
Cheryl & Rhea explore the idea of junk food in wellness design and the importance of creating a waiting room, treatment room, healthcare facility or medical space with items that have a soul. Listen to find out more.
What happens when your space starts to feel stuffy, energetically heavy and just plain sad? How to go beyond the physical cleaning of your wellness or healthcare environment and why it matters to your business.
What do you do when you and/or your team start to feel the pangs of burnout? How to create a nurturing staff lounge on any budget that keeps staff turnover low and your work family happy.
When Cheryl redesigned her Acupuncturist's treatment room she saw a big problem and helped her client fix it. Listen in for all the details and get free wellness design advice you'll be happy you didn't miss.
Cheryl & Rhea share stories of what NOT to do in the design of your treatment room, waiting room and other wellness spaces. Hint: A dentist's poster of The Three Stooges Mo pulling out Larry's tooth with pliers traumatized many of his young patients.
Cheryl shares stories about her Veterinary design projects and how designing for pets and their people is an opportunity to create a unique experience for both pets and humans. Hint: The waiting room becomes the living room.
Rhea walks us through her experience of being a patient at her acupuncturist’s busy practice and why she is one of 30% of the US population who spends money outside health insurance on cash-based complimentary alternative medicine.
Cheryl shares her story of being a patient on the exam table for her annual pap smear/gyn exam when her doc asked a design question. Find out Cheryl's answer and what came out of it. Hint: Leg stirrups and lighting
Learn how to instill optimism and hope into the design of your waiting room regardless of what type of wellness facility you have. Cheryl & Rhea give specific design examples to get you started on transforming your waiting room today without breaking the bank. Get ready to be inspired.
Get the inside scoop on the benefits of indoor plants in your healthcare or wellness space and why fake plants just don’t cut it.
After this wellness spa owner broke up with her boyfriend, she painted her waiting room walls red. Learn what paint colors are best for your wellness or healthcare space and how to avoid costly mistakes. Word of Warning: The word vagina is used several times in the episode.
One of the most challenging transitions in life is moving into a senior living facility after living independently your entire adult life. But what happens when the facility makes you want to stay in your room forevermore and never come out. Listen to a personal story about how Cheryl's Dad made the transition and how the design of your senior care living facility can make all the difference in helping the residents [and family members who visit them] thrive.
Learn the basics of how to design an exam room so you’re not on top of your patient. Hear what design challenges are easily avoidable and how to make the experience feel nurturing and safe for everyone.
Rhea helps you get clear on the do's and don'ts of selecting the best flooring design and materials for your healthcare practice, senior care living facility, medical office, and wellness treatment rooms. You'll learn about one of the most common vision impairments that gets worse with age and why flooring can make or break a patient or client's positive experience in your space.
Meet Rhea Mader of Tumbleweed Interiors and listen to her inspiring journey of how she came to specialize in health and wellness interior design. Little did she know that watching her grandparents go through the aging process would be the catalyst to a major career change.
Why visiting your dental office can make your patients want to run for the hills and never come back. How to reduce anxiety in medical, healthcare and wellness environments and how to get that perfect cozy vibe you've been dreaming of.
Learn who Cheryl Janis is, why she is passionate about teaching docs & wellness professionals how to design nurturing and safe health and wellness spaces that increase revenue, and why Rhea internet-stalked her for almost three years before finally reaching out.
In today's episode Rhea and Cheryl get into the topic of chairs for the waiting room in your healthcare facility, wellness clinic or other healing space. Learn why Cheryl thought she was going to jail when she went to the DMV at age 16 to take her California Driver's License test and why Rhea couldn't stop laughing.