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Evolving Healthcare: Inviting Healing into Practice. The Subjective Lens

The introduction of the subjective experiencer into healthcare.

A theoretic approach as studied by Jung, Catsup, Moore and Hippocrates.

As a 20+ year survivor of chronic illness who has navigating the labyrinth of the Western Medical and Healthcare Model, I can say affirmatively we have much improvement to make. My, maybe bias, important contribution revolves around the depth of help I sadly lacked around my many years traversing the likes of Johns Hopkins Hospital, NYU Langone, and many more.

Thank God I had been introduced tothe world of yoga and eastern medicine prior to my life threatening diagnosis. 20 years later, I know I have my finger on the pulse of something I have not only experienced and by witnessed time and time again. We are failing so many patients and now it's widely known, providers and medical students as well. We have been objectively relying of science and matter based approaches and completely leaving our the emotional, spiritual, and aspects of the mental.

I barely survived my physical illness and I honor the expertise of the deeply detailed world view of the physical in healthcare. But I would be lying if I didn't mention there was a whole world around my illness that I felt the medical system was blind to. I honestly feel most providers are not avoiding, obfuscating, repudiating, or ignoring. I feel most are blind. This is where the peer "experiencer" comes in to fill a gaping whole in which many patients get lost in, the abyss or fog when we ignore our whole being.

Carl Jung, a renowned Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, believed in the importance of the subjective experience in understanding oneself and achieving holistic healing. He believed that the psyche, or the totality of a person's conscious and unconscious mental processes, was intimately connected to physical health and wellbeing. In this article, we will explore Jung's perspective on the subjective experience, its relationship to healing and healthcare, and how allowing archetypes to express themselves can inform our healing process.