What is healing?

Healing is a term to be defined by each person that may vary over time. Marc Ian Barash (1993) says that healing can be:

– The re-establishment of communication with our selves;

– Finding meaning of pain, woundedness, etc. in terms of the totality of one’s life; a re-framing of meaning in experience;

– Restoration of balance from disease to incorporating healthy aspects into one’s life;

– Willingness to change, an adaptation that moves beyond habitual patterns of thinking, behaving, or feeling which in turn can alter biological processes.

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