The Wounded Healer: a Transcultural Perspective (IN: Living With Grief: who we are, how we Grieve, edited by K J Doka & J D Davidson)
Smith D C
This chapter discusses a model of caregiving/counselling, that of the wounded healer. This model allows a counselling style which does not attempt to cover up the losses or wounds of the caregiver or the wounds of others. This model allows caregivers to see how their own wounds equip them to be good healers for others, & how the wounds of others help caregivers in their own healing process. Particularly through the common experiences of loss & grief, it can be seen that woundedness allows healing for the self & others that transcends cultural differences.