Seldom has a day gone by when I don’t have to simply be a. Yes, the p came to have a procedure for this or that but first and foremost, there is a need for the human touch . be fully present to the person, in the moment and share in their humanity. When a patient says, “I’m stressed”, I stop, hold their hand and say it’s ok. You are safe here, right now. Now, let’s together take some deep breaths. Get them up from the belly, way down deep. Now breathe deep and slow. Close your eyes and know you are safe. Let the tension melt away.