Photographer: Amanda Naylor
Why Healing Work?
The word healing comes from the old-english term, haelen, meaning wholeness and often refers to the process of moving toward a desired achievement of cohesion. In order to gain this wholeness, it is important to know the word trauma.
"The origin of the word ‘trauma’ is the Greek for ‘wound’. Trauma is a wound. How I think about it is that if I wounded you, if I cut your flesh, the healing would involve scar tissue forming. If the wound was great enough, you’d get a big scar, and it would be without nerve endings so you wouldn’t feel, and it would be much less flexible than your normal tissue. Trauma is when there is a loss of feeling and there is a reduced flexibility in responding to the world. This is a response to a wound. It induces fear and now you’re acting out of fear. So without knowing it, your whole life is regulated by fear and pain that you’re trying to escape from in various ways.Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended."
Dr. Gabor Mate
We all have trauma. My goals and hopes as a healer are to share what I have learned and benefited from as a trauma survivor, a regular person in therapy, my knowledge of the physical body and injuries, and my love for helping others learn more about themselves on a physical, mental and spiritual level.
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