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What is a healer?

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Article or website name: What is a healer?

Author: Arnold, Ute

Institution: Unergi - Unity & Energy

Country: USA

Type: Body-Psychotherapy Education & Courses

URL: www.unergi.com

Abstract

(From article) ' When a person comes to me as a Unergi body-psychotherapist, I know that she seeks help of some kind. How do I tell her that I am here to study how to heal myself, and that I appreciate the opportunity she is offering me to do that by sharing her healing journey with me?
As soon as I place my hands lightly on a person's body, I am introducing myself. Her nervous system receives direct information of my intention. The quality of my touch conveys the whole spectrum of nuances of who I am and what I bring to this moment of healing opportunity for both of us.
If my 'agenda' is to make her well, to heal her, to fix her, to change her, I fall into the trap of telling her that I know something, can do something, make something happen that she can't. No matter how well intentioned I am in this process, I am claiming that my input is going to make the difference.
She will respond with some level of resistance or compliance, neither of which re-educates nor helps her to integrate the new learnings. Rather it tells her that somewhere in her physical, emotional or spiritual self she is defective and she needs me to point out her mistakes and set them right. This creates a hierarchy of healer and healee and it places a tremendous amount of responsibility and therefore burden on me, the 'healer'. '

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Language: English
Country origin: USA

Entry number: 3331
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Entry source: Colleen Campbell Barshop
Entered by: Courtenay Young
Entry date: 1 January 2006

Key Phrases: Healing - Body Psychotherapy - Alexander Technique - Feldenkrais - Gestalt - Art Therapy
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Other information: see article in USABP Journal 4: 2 : 2005 (2365)