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Chiron the Healer

My Sound Therapy helped me enormously.

I will leave this blog with the brief description of CHIRON ( the wounded healer )

I believe this to be everyone in our tinnitus community.

‘Wounded healer’ is a term created by psychologist Carl Jung. The idea states that an analyst is compelled to treat patients because the analyst himself is “wounded.” The idea may have Greek mythological origins.

Chiron was wounded by a misguided arrow from Heracles’ bow. He did not die (because gods are immortal); instead, he suffered excruciating pain for the rest of his eternal days. It was because of his grievous wound that Chiron was prepared to help and take on the pain of Promethus, who was being punished and tormented daily by the gods. Chiron’s sacrifice to heal Prometheus by taking on his pain, was exactly the thing that liberated Chiron himself. Zeus saw his incredible sacrifice and not only liberated Prometheus from his shackles but also Chrion too from his pain.

‘To be on the path of the healer is a gift which hurts at first, but leaves one with a wholeness, a sense of being knitted together and of access to all of one’s self that would not be possible if the wound had not been there in the first place’.

Chiron became known as a legendary healer in ancient Greece.

We all have the potential to be wounded healers as tinnitus sufferers. What not reach out and ask someone with the condition how they are doing.