Wounded Healers: How the Peer Movement is Transforming Mental Health

Conference: 2016 HOPE Conference | Living Well: Nurturing Health through Self-Discovery

Friday, May 20, 2016
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: Keynote | Wounded Healers: How the Peer Movement is Transforming Mental Health
Oryx Cohen, MPA

The notion of the wounded healer goes back to Greek mythology when the centaur Chiron was wounded by a poisonous arrow. Later, Carl Jung used the term to describe the condition which compels one to become an analyst. Today, we look at the concept of the wounded healer in the emergence of the peer movement in mental health. The keynote will address leading innovations developed by modern day wounded healers, including Peer-run Respites, Intentional Peer Support, and Emotional CPR.