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Moving Through Healing Crisis



Most of us seek help when life pushes us into overwhelming difficulty. We may call a friend, seek a therapist, find a support group or explore alternative treatments. Our goal is to find relief, insight and possibly comfort.

What happens when our pursuit opens us to more pain?

The concept of healing crisis is rarely explored until we're unexpectedly pushed into a symptomatic challenge. Hours after a calming massage, flu signals may surface, muscles may tense up, or fatigue may rule. Sometimes the distress may take the form of profound sadness or confusion. A question like, "Why did I bother to try?" is likely to come to mind.

The truth of the matter is that we need to feel.

Feeling better is optimal, but feeling our genuine moment in our hearts, bodies and perspectives is essential to healing. Until we listen to the demands of our personal moment (as opposed to the needs of our jobs, families, friends, etc...) we resolve no pain. Any session or treatment that brings us safely into the reality of our crisis is an often misunderstood gift.

If and when healing crisis greets you, talk to your source about it. Bearing witness to your personal needs doesn't set you back. It offers an opportunity to unveil keys to personal understanding, compassion for self and long term wellness.




by Toni Zuper
Alternative Healing
Center City, Philadelphia


published in Weekly Press -- June 2000 issue