Rachel Naomi Remen on Healing

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/01/wounded-people/

Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely quotation and a rich treasure trove of other resources….Thank you, Monica.

‘The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness. Everyone alive has suffered. It is the wisdom gained from our wounds and from our own experiences of suffering that makes us able to heal. Becoming expert has turned out to be less important than remembering and trusting the wholeness in myself and everyone else. Expertise cures, but wounded people can best be healed by other wounded people. Only other wounded people can understand what is needed, for the healing of suffering is compassion, not expertise.’

Rachel Naomi Remen

Beautifully sums up what we look for in our therapists here – an understanding and experience of these truths – which is what makes it possible for them to walk alongside the people who come to work with us, on even the darkest of roads.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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