Intervention Healing is the most hazardous type of healing, both for healer and for the person being healed. It involves impacting the distressed person with words (e.g. advice, suggestions) or actions that throw the person "off course" from the pattern (of thinking, feeling, believing, behaviour etc) which they would otherwise follow. For example, the validity of particular self-beliefs might be challenged, or the basis for perceptions about events or people might be challenged. Alternative interpretations for the significance of particular events might be proposed.
Intervention Healing is not a tool to be used lightly or frequently - there are serious risks...
- healer wrongly assuming that he/she "knows what is best" for another (unique!) human being.
- healer may be transferring personal agendas or "hang-ups", or be attempting to satisfy personal, needs via the healer/recipient relationship
- healing recipient may resist or reject the intervention that is being attempted, possibly with adverse consequences for the healer/recipient relationship
- responsibility for the health and healing of the healing recipient may be transferred from the healing recipient to the healer, with attendant risks of encouraging dependency and abdication of personal power and responsibility (blaming)
Despite the risks, circumspection and self-examination needed for successful intervention healing, it is a key approach in certain situations, such as...
- First-aid Healing to relieve acute distress or prevent harm to self or others
- Defensive Healing - to prevent emotional abuse ("dumping") or draining of the resources of the healer
- Experiential (Shock) Healing - when apathy, arrogance, defensiveness, insensitivity or withdrawal blocks healing approaches which use the usual gentle, awareness-raising approach.
Author: Dr. Mike Meredith
Psychic Protection for Healers
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