Growing up friends would say that I would make a good psychiatrist; that was when psychiatrists did psychotherapy. I wanted to emulate Scott Peck after graduating from nursing school and starting my first job as a nurse in mental health at the Benjamin Rush Center working on an adolescent dual diagnosis unit back in 1988. I saw Dr. Peck speak once and thought that the road less traveled in treatment was one that I would take. The belief that somehow the physical and mental were deeply connected to each other by way of a spiritual thread was a philosophy I held and hold dear. Not the Decarte model of senseless disconnected parts, one beheld by mainstay modern medicine.
Little did I know that the road I would take would be a circuitous one leading me this way and that appearing to have little purpose if viewed from a linear point of view, one journeyed from hospital, outpatient facility into business, yoga teaching, back to school for my master's degree and finally to where I am headed tomorrow to herbal school. From an aerial view my varied experience does make sense at least to me, melding in all that I need to have in order to provide the best care to my clients while running a viable business.
True healing can only be accomplished by incorporating (yoking) the mind, body and spirit. One, interdependent on the others. This has been proven to me through my training/experience and path, and most importantly through an inner knowing of Truth which has always spoken to me.
As a healthcare professional, I can provide a guiding post to the route that needs to be taken by the people that I serve but the steps need to be climbed on one’s own with the help of their highest Hope for healing, the faith of worthiness that they deserve wellness and with their truest desire to get there someday, if not today then maybe tomorrow. This is my belief (be live) as a healthcare professional.