This blog post is one that I wrote a few months ago, and had me thinking about a possible career direction once my recovery has progressed a little further along.
“Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion.”
A wise person once told me that healing is an art, while medicine is a science. Healing deals with issues on the level of the spirit. Now I tend to agree with this. For someone to recover from physical illness, mental illness, or spiritual distress requires the use of multiple disciplines, because if the mind is affected then the patient is also experiencing physical symptoms as well. For those of us who deal with anxiety one example is when someone really worries their heart beat quickens, you perspire, and many suffer from digestive disorders, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Stress can make chronic health conditions worsen, as the body, mind and spirit become further out of balance.
Four years ago, I had the privilege of working with a counselor who was a survivor of sexual trauma herself…
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