Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – The Empowered Healer with Dr. Susan Allison

All healing is self-healing, coming from within, according to Dr. Susan Allison in her new book, “The Empowered Healer: Gain the Confidence, Power and Ability to Heal Yourself.” She illustrates this by sharing her personal story of fostering healing for her husband who was diagnosed with larynx cancer, part of which was inoperable. By using a powerful use of a meditative trance involving visualization and calling in guides and helpers, all trace of his cancer disappeared ( although it did reappear years later). Dr. Allison explains how each person’s path toward healing differs, so a program of healing must resonate individually. An effective healing team consists of both a “spiritual” network of guides and an “earthly” one that includes a medical doctor plus whatever holistic therapists are most useful.

The belief that we can heal ourselves is crucial. Intuition is “God’s reset button” so it’s important to tune into the wisdom that comes from it. Our bodies, minds and spirit are our friends in the healing process. Dr. Allison’s book contains several exercises to help us tune into these sources of information. In discussing the difference between miracles and self-healing, she offers the insight that we are co-creators with God, as ‘part and particle of God’, when we do our own work yet also allow the Spirit coming through us to foster healing. The first step toward self-healing is to clear any negative beliefs about ourselves and deal with unresolved issues. Another technique is visualization so Dr. Allison shares a simple visualization technique that involves going to a personal sacred space in your mind. Meditation is another powerful tool for healing, by creating a peacefulness inside us, enabling us to handle health challenges with grace. Another important step is the “Buddhist Breath” meditation, which also helps with sleeping. To learn more about Dr. Susan Allison, please visit