There is a saying in therapist/healing circles that “the patients know their body the best”. But do they really? Sure they have lived through the experience of their body, mind, and emotions for an extent of a time that we practitioners could never grasp fully. But how much of it are they actually familiar with?
The healing journey requires us to build awareness not just around our conditions but also our health.
Just to put it out there, no I am not saying that your health professional will always know your body or state of health better than you. And consent should never be given up because your practitioner may know “best”.
Rather I am inviting you on this journey of exploration. To really ask yourself these questions:
How well do I know my body? How well do I know my thought patterns? How well do I really know myself?
Although I am not trained in psychology/psychotherapy and I am not a therapist in those terms. I do however often find myself in the place of providing a reflective surface for my clients.
In my humble opinion, empowerment comes from holding space for transformation, recognition, and reflection.
It does not come from giving the “right” answers to people, but rather providing an opportunity for others to build consciousness around their issues, so they can reflect and learn from their own bodies.
Sometimes this can happen by listening and providing feedback. Sometimes it happens non-verbally through touch, different healing modalities, and energy work.
Try to tell someone what they should do and they will never do it.
Hold space for someone to recognize their own true needs and it will change their lives.
Health is based on the quality and amount of consciousness we are willing to build around our life, our bodies, thoughts, and emotions. It is about building awareness around our needs and the actions we take to meet those needs.
Dis-ease, sickness, pain, and trauma are all but lessons. Lessons that require our attention, effort, patience, and compassion to process. Lessons that provide a space for transformation.
As a practitioner -or healer, if that term does not bring negative connations to you – my role is to provide a safe container, a safe space for transformation. To provide the ignition for these processes and to be there to observe, support, and direct the process if necessary.
It is time for transformation in your life?
Feel free to reach out and let’s see if I am the right person to support you on this important journey.