Marathons for Marital Enrichment

Marathon Coaching for Marital Enrichment for Physician Couples (one or both of whom are physicians)


Coaching for Physicians can an schedule appointments for marathon coaching either at Dr. Hudson’s farm in Cedar Grove, Santa Fe, NM or his uptown office location in Albuquerque. For an additional fee and expenses,  Dr. Hudson will come to you and provide one-on-one, confidential marathon coaching intensives in your home, office or other location.


This is NOT group work. In marathon coaching couples meet one-on-one with Dr. Hudson for 5 hours a day and for 1-3 consecutive days and stay overnight at a nearby hotel or bed and breakfast (we can help you make arrangements). Each individual or couple has a unique schedule that is worked out in advance. 


Marathon coaching is especially useful for couples who cannot attend weekly coaching sessions and need to travel from distant locations. It provides a brief, intensive and focused approach to your marital coaching issues and is designed to help you learn new skills in less time. Follow up sessions are provided at the regular rates for telephone or in person coaching.


It is probably not true that doctors have a higher divorce rate than the general population but they are less happy in their marriages. Relationship difficulties can increase the possibility of career dissatisfaction and burnout. They also increase the risk that physicians and their spouses will experience depression, drug abuse, suicide, alcoholism, and other emotional problems. While physicians and their spouse or partner also experience the issues that any couple can experience, like sexual dysfunction or communication problems, they must also cope with the stress imposed by the modern practice of medicine. It is sometimes assumed that physician’s long work hours cause marital problems but the truth is that their excessive work is often caused by their desire to escape troubles at home. 


Dr. Hudson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Board Certified Coach and has completed Level I Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. He has extensive experience as a marriage therapist and is a Gottman Seven Principles Program Leader–authorized by the John Gottman Institute in Seattle to use the Seven Principles Program materials and teach lecture content that integrates research from the Seven Principles book.


By the end of marathon coaching, a couple should be able to:

  • Understand the value of a stable home life for physicians
  • Recognize the myth that physician’s long work hours cause marital problems
  • Understand how the personality of physicians and medical training contribute to marital conflict
  • See why a happy marriage is not conflict free
  • Understand the causes of marital conflict
  • Recognize the signs of strain in a relationship
  • Know the difference between a complaint and a criticism
  • Learn how to begin a conversation using a soft start up
  • Set boundaries and communicate needs
  • Know the difference between a boundary and an expectation
  • Know the tools needed to build a deeper relationship
  • Increase the role of emotional intelligence and empathy in relationships
  • Improve communication skills and express a feeling or position using an I-message
  • … and much more 

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Coaching for Physicians CfP

The Leader in Specialized Coaching for Healthcare Organizations and Physicians

On-site executive coaching, burnout care & anger management for high value, disruptive physicians & surgeons

Patrick A. Hudson MD, FACS, Board Certified Coach, 2900 Louisiana Blvd. NE Ste E-1, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA    Tel: 505-280-4284  
                        EverythingDiSC® Authorized Partner and EverythingDiSC® Certified Trainer                        
 
Dr. Hudson does not practice psychotherapy, counseling or psychiatry and works only as a coach.
If you suffer from an emotional or psychiatric problem he can help refer you to a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.
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