The Wellness Design Podcast
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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.

Stop feeling overwhelmed by all the design choices out there. Learn the best options for you, your staff, patients and clients, and how to use them intelligently in your own wellness space.


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    14 - Avoid this lighting, trust me

    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?

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    11 - đź’°Money, Feng Shui and Your Wellness Space

    💰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?

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    09 - Before you spend $1 on your waiting room redesign, do this one thing

    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.

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    07 - When your patients say, "It feels so good in here!" it means good Feng Shui!

    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 - - who helps you bring a deeper awareness to your environment and start creating good flow and harmony you and your patients will LOVE.

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    01 - Demystifying Healing Art

    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?

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    59 - Are you one of many practitioners in a clinic setting?

    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?

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    40 - Why you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression

    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.

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    33 - Are you hiding from the world inside your wellness business?

    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

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    24 - Not just the bad smells in your bathroom matter

    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.

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    22 - TV in the waiting room - yay or nay?

    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.

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    10 - How to bring hope into your waiting room

    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.

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    7 - How to design senior living facilities so that residents come out of their rooms

    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.

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    6 - Invasion of personal space in the exam room

    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.

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    5 - Why flooring is a big deal in your healthcare practice, senior living facility, medical office or wellness space

    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.

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    2 - Who is Cheryl Janis and why did she start this podcast?

    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.

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