Wounded healer is a term created by the famous psychologist Carl Jung. The idea states that counselors and those in the helping professions are often compelled to treat others because the healer him/herself is “wounded”. In fact, research has shown that 74% of counselors and psychotherapists have experienced one or more wounding experiences leading to their career choice.
Coupled with this is the belief that approximately 80% of positive client change can be attributed to the counselor-client relationship. In order to be an effective counselor, one must explore the depths of his/her wounds in order to sit with client on the journey of healing. How can a healer take a client on a journey that they themselves have not traveled? Healers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering. In other words, we heal from our own wounds.
Denise Marsters is no stranger to personal wounds and healing. This two day event will guide the participant to explore the strength that exists in one’s own vulnerability. Denise will use her personal story and those of others to demonstrate the value that can be discovered in one’s woundedness.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
DMH- Addiction Therapist
DMH – Licensed Administrator
MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)
NBCC/LPC (National Board Certified Counselors)
SW (Social Work)
Denise Marsters, CADAC, CSAT