Massage & Bodywork

September | October 2014

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110 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k s e p t e m b e r / o c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 technique ENERGY WORK Making Mistakes Accepting Our Limitations By Cyndi Dale All healers make mistakes. I've made many. Most have little sticking power, like the time I called a client by the wrong name (he really did look like my ex). But there are other slipups that could have hurt a client— or me. There was the time I didn't sense a client was suicidal; fortunately, I later fi gured it out and called the police for an intervention. Then there was the time a male client I hardly knew fl ew in for a session— and was interested in more than energy therapy. I've known bodyworkers who have inadvertently injured a client and physicians who have made wrong diagnoses. On the other hand, I've also met healers who have assumed responsibility for client problems they didn't cause and put up

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