Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wounded Healer

Years back when I was a therapist, I remember having a discussion with my collegues. We discussed the concept of the wounded healer. That we are all wounded healers. It is our invisible wounds that drive us to the profession.

We seek an absolution. An absolution that never comes.

But we try. We try by attempting to heal others of their emotional wounds.

I also think that perhaps many of us are wounded. Just that some of us are more aware of the wounds than others.

We have to be.


Blogger William the Coroner said...

That's related to being the white knight. The desire to ride up on your white horse and rescue people. Unhappily, it rarely works. There's no white knight to rescue the white knight. And some folks just don't want to be rescued, you know?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...


True. Being a white night or a wounded healer is a good thing, but it is important to remember one's limitations and frailties.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 6:20:00 PM  

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