The wounded healer
is the most effective healer because he or she knows and understands the pain and brokenness of the other, appreciates the grace that heals, and is moved and inspired to live a life of grateful self-giving.
Depending on how one parses the line, the wounded healer
is not only being sought herself, but also seeking.
Shaman: The Wounded Healer
. Thames and Hudson, 1981.
The author shares stories of nature connection; offers some daily practices that include prayer, mindfulness meditation, and gratitude ritual; and elucidates the archetype of Chiron, the wounded healer
. According to Kearney, the path of the wounded healer
entails staying present with one's own pain rather than seeking to avoid it.
(1994) The wounded healer
: ministry in contemporary society.
On the exact spot in her chart where Venus is in Pisces, she has Chiron the Wounded Healer
. She wonders if there are still some good times to come.
The wounded healer
is a concept of an archetypal dynamic coined by Carl G.
It was in relation to the latter part of this journey that Vontress, the wounded healer
, was invited to be "In the Therapist's Chair" to talk about his life and work.
With Chiron, the planet in astral mythology of the wounded healer
and fortune bringer Jupiter, closely aligned with Neptune, compassion can be aroused.
When Henri Nouwen's book The Wounded Healer
was published in 1979, it was met with a resounding "Yes!" from many clergy and candidates for ordination because it spoke to their conviction that they were not meant to be authorities dispensing doctrine and dogma but spiritual guides with deep empathy for their fellow wanderers in the faith journey.
These two studies support the concept of the wounded healer
. Although the wounded healer
concept does not address adult attachment theory directly, it is consistent with attachment theory with regard to avoidance, suggesting that avoidance of wounds is detrimental for effective counseling.
Drawing our inspiration from the example of the Suffering Servant, the wounded healer
, so as to develop a lifestyle as a healing community, avoiding the cheap triumphalism and the pessimism that paralyse the community.