As a professional botox and fillers trainer, I am conscious that some would be horrified to learn that I attend training and development sessions myself. So here’s a confession – YES – I take any opportunity to further my own understanding and skill by learning from other professionals.
In my opinion, learning is a lifetime commitment and we should never be so vain as to think we know it all as there is always more to explore. I’m not alone in this:
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
― Albert Einstein
“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
This is all the more important in an industry like non-surgical treatments, where new products, tools and techniques continually evolve. Trends and fashions change too – the move towards a more natural look for example, which has made the idea of having botox much more acceptable for many more clients. So good practitioners who want to keep at the forefront need to commit to learning more ongoing, no matter how highly qualified or experienced they are.
“If you were graduated yesterday, and have learned nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.”
Dr Raj Aquilla Development Session
Recently, Dr Raj Aquilla attended SkinViva for a development session with our Aesthetic Doctors. Dr Aquilla’s considerable renown in the field includes positions as North West Regional Chair of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. He has himself been mentored by an industry ‘great’ – the Brazilian practitioner Dr Mauricio de Maio and Dr Aquilla is now a member of his Compendium Board. So as teachers, we are able to share teaching with each other.
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
Our development session included valuable round-table-discussion and insights from Dr Aquilla which we were able to absorb and debate among fellow professionals; before then moving onto a practical session of demonstrations and mentoring. Taking time out from busy clinics is always a challenge, but this really was ‘quality time’ developing our skills and thinking about how we could do an even better job for our clients.
Although we are all, without exception, already very highly skilled and experienced practitioners who achieve amazing results for our patients; I am pleased to say that we all benefitted from the session hugely.
So the moral of the story is, never be afraid to admit there’s more to learn – one last quote:
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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Dr Tim Pearce, MBChB BSc (hons) MRCGP