The wounded healer: visiting the archetype

We all have our own paths to healing -finding our path is often the hardest thing to achieve.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

This is the archetype that makes the most sense for me during this part of my life process. It helps give meaning to this otherwise often gargantuan task of healing from the iatrogenic injury incurred from the psychiatric drugs. Many of us who have been harmed in this way are doing this together. What remains clear, however, is how distinct and unique each persons journey is. Even though the injury is caused by similar substances (all the different psych drugs) the injured autonomic nervous system manifests is a multitude of different ways so that we truly are all on our own in some deep and significant ways.

woundedThe Wounded Healer is initiated into the art of healing through some form of personal hardship–anything from an actual physical injury or illness to the loss of all one’s earthly possessions. Regardless of the shape of the wound, the challenge inherent in this initiation…

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