I think that the word Healer is a misunderstood word.
A Healer cannot take an illness and blow it out of the water for it to disappear forever. A Healer can’t perform miracles. However, miracles CAN occur.
For healing to take place in a person the work required needs a holistic approach, i.e. physical, emotional and spiritual. Illness is not always physical and even if it is, a person is not one dimensional so all aspects of a person require healing.
A good healer (be it a psychologist, natural healer, life coach, homeopath, doctor etc.) will work with you to facilitate your own healing. Healing on all levels requires self work. You can’t just walk into the room, open your arms and say “heal me”. It doesn’t work that way. For healing to take place you need to do the inner work.
You may be called to work deeply with your emotions, to release anger, resentment, hurt, disappointment, loss from your past. You may cry, feel a lot of pain, be surprised by what you are holding onto. But afterwards you may feel relief, a release or lightness – and with that release comes healing.
Depending on how deep the wounds are, will depend on how much work needs to be done. We carry a lifetime of life experiences within our body and mind which are of course connected as has been seen in research.
If a person has a difficult illness or chronic condition (G-d forbid), there may be no way of becoming completely healthy again, however, with self work they may become more whole, more calm, more able to deal with what they are going through and enjoy their life. This in itself can alleviate some of the symptoms such as pain. Illness can overtake one’s life because everything else shrinks by comparison. So it’s imperative to include emotional work in the treatment.
Everyone needs healing of some kind. So even if you just write in your journal and make new choices about how you want to be, that is a form of healing which you can start right away.
I wish you well.