by Frank Carone
Throughout my education as a Manual Therapist and Energy Worker I have investigated the principles of the Therapeutic and Healing approaches to well being ( I imagine I will never be done this investigation ) . There does seem to be a difference in the character and timing of the results of these two approaches. Lets look at the similarities of these two approaches: while both are usually done one-on-one, but it is possible to have a team of 'therapists' or 'healers'; both require years of training to be safe and effective; both are usually government or peer regulated. While we all can engage in a Therapeutic ( logical, systematic approach to health ) ,or, Healing Method ( intuitive, meditative approach to health ) by using our intent. Nothing goes much with chance when health is involved – by switching Intent toward healing, either Therapeutically or by Intuitive Healing Methods, one can get results.
Here is an outline of differences between these approaches:
THERAPY APPROACH: Logical, Theoretical, Body based, Text Based, Gross Physical, Prescriptive ( if this, then that ), Therapist dependent. Day by day one gets better.
HEALING APPROACH: Illogical (whatever works), Practical, Mind Based, No outcome intended, Based on Intuitive ability, Subtle energy focused, Expressive ( natural movement of energy), patient dependent. Almost instantly the problem is not there.
Both approaches are necessary. In fact most ailments can be remedies with the Therapeutic approach; there are times however that the Healing Method should be the focus. Both approaches should facilitate the natural healing within the person being treated, not hinder it. It is possible to be stuck on a healing path but never get anywhere, either a logical and pragmatic approach or energetic approach, it has to “feel” right. It has to be an approach that someone will enjoy or it probably will not work, so, a healing approach must contain a logical framework that allows healing to happen. It is by logic and outcome based assessment that we can see if we have made any change with what we have done. It is the Intuitive approach that can allow for the unknown to make itself aware and disease to run its coarse and thus diminish and disappear.