Season Two: The Art of Mental Health

Episode Five: How We Heal. The Archetypal Stages on the Path of Healing

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In this episode, we get into the alchemy of healing our soul wounds. We explain the four archetypal stages of healing we go through when we put the work in to heal and overcome all that keeps us stuck, cycling, disempowered, and in pain.

If we understand what those archetypal phases are, then we have a navigational tool for where we need to go, and what healing actually entails. We’ve got to have some kind of ability to read the terrain, or read the stars, on our path of healing.

Often, we assess ourselves and look at what we expect to have happen from a place of wound - but we don’t know it. And thus our expectations for outcomes are very low, or fatalistic, or wrong in some other way. For instance, we analyse what is wrong with us and because we’re looking at ourselves from a place of wound and weakness that is all we can see.

The four archetypal stages on the path of healing can help us know where we need to go, what needs to happen next, and this knowledge can help us learn when we are projecting.

DISCLAIMER: This podcast and youtube show represents the opinions of Rachel and Louisa. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professionals for any medical advice.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

“Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder” by Gabor Mate

“Seven Arrows” by Hyemeyohsts Storm

Youtube video: Take These Broken Wings -- Healing from Schizophrenia, Cure without Medication.


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