Are you concerned about your client/patient experiencing lasting, positive transformation?
Would you like to have more co-created results with your client/patient?
And, are you aware of the “thriving” stage of healing and how to facilitate it?
One of the most prevalent suppositions in the sick-care industry (it’s not health care since the focus is on sickness, not on health), is that everything needs to be done in order to fix “the problem.” Although a person can be very ill and have many health challenges, it doesn’t automatically imply that they are “broken and need to be fixed.” This attitude creates a power dynamic that is not in favor of the patient or client.
Allopathic care is exceptional when it comes to acute or emergency intervention, yet for chronic illness, it falls short.
This is not an isolated attitude, and it can also be found within the alternative health care industry where there is a prevalence of practitioners who claim that they have healed their clients. This language is important, because at the end of the day, the client is the one doing (or not doing) the healing. The main role of a healthcare provider is to assist the patient/client in their journey of healing.
Another aspect that is often ignored or left unaddressed is that just because a person has been stabilized after an accident, illness, or trauma, doesn’t mean their healing journey is complete. The first stage to healing is what I refer to as the “stabilizing” stage, when we take a person from injury to stable function. However, that is only the halfway mark. The second portion of the healing journey, the “thriving” stage, is when a person transforms their pain into power. It means they gain insight and wisdom from a difficult experience. The freeing and the integration of the psyche is essential if lasting, positive transformation is desired.
Many years ago, I was interviewed by two sexual trauma specialists, both of which admitted they had researched me, watching my videos, how I moved, how I spoke, how I used eye contact, as well as reading up on my work. And they both shared that they could not see any signs of residual sexual trauma in me, despite what they normally see in rape survivors. I shared with them this was because I had, along with the “stabilizing” stage, had also completed the “thriving” stage of healing.
After working extensively with people for 2.5 decades, it became very clear to me that that in order for the thriving stage to be activated and completed, the practitioner needed to introduce this new possibility to the client/patient. What is intriguing is that introducing the premise of “you are not broken, so we don’t need to fix you” – even decades after the stabilizing stage is completed – will still have significant impact on activating the thriving stage. In other words, no matter how long one has been a survivor of something, one can shift into thriving when introduced to the possibility and given proper embodied, somatic, interoceptive practices that support this shift in awareness.
Although psychosomatic and biopsychosocial approaches to healing are starting to have a little more traction in modern medicine, they are still considered a little fringe. Until science catches up, however, there is still room for limbic resonance to support a person to enter possibility and take responsibility for their own journey. Limbic resonance, one’s own embodiment influencing the felt-state of another individual, is undervalued and an incredible tool for anyone who is in a position of leadership and authority.
If your patients/clients would benefit from moving into the thriving stage of healing, and you would like to understand how to better facilitate such an experience, let’s talk. Details for the professional level training can be found at https://DareYourDesire.com/ambassador-program
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