The term “healer”

“A healer is not someone that you go to for healing. A healer is someone that triggers within you, your own ability to heal yourself.” ~unknown


Those who have taken classes with me or have worked with me know that I am not a fan of the term “healer.” I think it encourages the “magic wand syndrome” in which others come to us expecting to miraculously be healed or cured. When you use the term “healer,” to me, it implies healing is a passive process in which the health care practitioner does all the work. The locus of control is shifted externally instead of internally. With healing, the only one who can heal you is yourself. Ultimately, it up to you to take responsibility for your own health and well-being, your thoughts, your lifestyle, and your diet. In order to heal and improve health, YOU NEED to be willing to change and make modifications to your lifestyle.  As a practitioner, I definitely prefer to use the terms “healing facilitator” or “wellness coach/cheerleader.” Our job is to empower our clients and give them the tools and coping skills to change their own life.

Love and Light,

~Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach ~