Healing Moment

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According to Rahtz, Bonnell, Goldingay, Warber, and Dieppe,[1] a Healing Moment is a moment of "connectivity," "quiescence," and "control" that leads to a "significant" and "transformative changes in health status."[2] Rahtz et. al note these are common experiences amongst alternative medicine practitioners.

Syncretic Terms

Healing > Caring Moment, Healing Moment

Notes

Healing Moments can be sudden, surprising, sometimes extraordinary events (a "bed sore physically disappearing [during] Reiki healing practice," that lead to "Transformational Change}

Healing Moments are moments of "connectivity," moments of increased communication ("heightened comunication") between the healer and the client, between the healer and nature, and between the healer and a higher power.

Speaking of connection between healing and a "higher power," control figures into the HM.

Control. Healing often involved a process in which practitioners relinquished control to channel a healing force; a

force which, in SW's words in the video, “may be a little like drawing energy up out of the earth… like receiving energy from the sky, the creator,the spirits.” Meanwhile, clients gained control, often through—or culminatingin—a sense of release or energetic outburst. Healers described their own relinquishing of control in order to heal others. They needed to open themselves up to an energy or higher force."[3]

Future research: Rathz et. al. note questions of duration (how long does an HM last), questions of typology, and questions of transiency versus permanency (do HMs last), and the fleshing out of crucial elements in order to develop a psychometric scale of healing moments.

Further Reading

Sharp, Michael (GA). The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice.

Sosteric, Mike and Ratkovic, Gina (2019,BOOK2). Lightning Path Workbook Two: Healing. Lightning Path Press. [1]


End Notes

  1. Rahtz, Emmylou, et al. "Transformational Changes in Health Status: A Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments." EXPLORE 13 5 (2017): 298-305.
  2. Rahtz, Emmylou, et al. "Transformational Changes in Health Status: A Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments." EXPLORE 13 5 (2017): 299.
  3. Rahtz, Emmylou, et al. "Transformational Changes in Health Status: A Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments." EXPLORE 13 5 (2017): 301.
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