Update 29 December: for some reason, this link is not showing up for all readers (thank you, Thad!). In case that includes you, the Jeff Foster quotation is:-
“A true healer does not heal you; she simply reflects back to you your innate capacity to heal. She is a reflector, or a loving transparency.
A true teacher does not teach you; she does not see you as inherently separate from her, or less than her. She simply reflects back your own inner knowing, and reminds you of the vastness of your being. She is a mirror, a signpost.
And love is the space in which all of this is possible; love heals, and we learn best in a loving field, no threat of failure, no punishment.”
If you want to see the beautiful accompanying image, you will need to visit Arpita’s Facebook page and her original post from 00.32 on the 21 December:-
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Gratitude to Arpita Kremena on Facebook for this post – which beautifully captures how we see the task of the therapist at this service…..
Lovely image too, from Tang Wei Min.
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