Carole Mckinley explains why having an open heart is an asset in the healthcare profession and all other professions.
Shambhala Mountain Center hosts Empowering the Heart of Healthcare: Embodied Presence with Acharya Melissa Moore, Dr. Aaron Snyder, Carole McKindley-Alvarez and Leslie Booker, June 23–30, 2017 — click here to learn more
My studies taught me that I should “enter the phenomenal field of another,” so that I would be able to fully empathize with them. After years of entering that phenomenal field, I often feel scattered and disconnected. While I am at work, I am able to put on my “mask” and perform to the degree that even I am amazed at times. However, at the end of each day, I go home and walk into walls and sit and stare; I have no energy left over for me and my cup is depleted. I don’t know how to work any other way. So I sure do appreciate this kind of opportunity for we, the healers, to learn more particularly, what self care really means.