Friday, June 22, 2012

On Healing and Self-Care: Today and 1800 years ago





We are a team of outpatient behavioral health clinicians who use evidence-based practices like Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy and who gathered to study a paper on self-care and to learn about healing practices that date back 1800 years or more -- acupressure and acupuncture. Our particular kind of get-together is commonly called a retreat, but we called it an advance. All of the ingredients for rejuvenation were there: meaningful content, warm sunlight and blue skies, a home and garden filled with corners of beauty, and tender collegiality. -gw

Knowledge of human conditions and the needed remedy for them is not the cause of their betterment. To admit that health is good does not constitute health. A skilled physician is needed to remedy existing human conditions. As a physician is required to have complete knowledge of pathology, diagnosis, therapeutics and treatment, so this World Physician must be wise, skillful and capable before health will result. His mere knowledge is not health; it must be applied and the remedy carried out.

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