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Friday, January 14, 2011

Notable Quote: Healing and Place

There is a turning point in the course of healing when you go from the dark side to the light, when your interest in the world revives and when despair gives way to hope. As you lie in bed, you suddenly notice the dappled sunlight on the blinds and no longer turn your head to shield your eyes. You become aware of birdsong outside the window and the soothing whir of the ventilation system down the hall. You no longer dread the effort needed to get up, but take your first cautious steps, like a child, to explore the newfound space around you. The smell of food does not bring on waves of nausea or revulsion, but triggers hunger and a desire to eat. The bed sheets feel cool and soothing - their touch no longer sends shivers through you, like chalk-squeak on a blackboard. Instead of shrinking from others, you welcome the chit-chat of the nurse who enters the room.

This is the point when the destructive forces of illness give way to healing. In every sense, it is a turning point - a turning of your mind's awareness from a focus on your inner self to a focus on the outer world. Physicians and nurses know that a patient's sudden interest in external things is the first sign that healing has begun. But do our surroundings, in turn, have an effect on us? Can the spaces around us help us to heal? Can we design places so as to enhance their healing properties? And if we ignore the qualities of physical context, could we inadvertently slow the healing process and make illness worse?

Esther M. Sternberg, Ph.D. - Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being
As a Feng Shui consultant, I have seen firsthand the power of place to support health and well-being, over and over again. Would you like to bring this power into your place? Visit my website GeoGlowConsulting.com  for more information

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