I am a conventionally trained and educated Doctor who went to Public School, Cambridge University and then Bart’s Hospital. I became a G.P. after working as a Houseman at my teaching hospital, then service in the R.A.F medical branch, and I believed in logic and orthodoxy, encouraged by my mentor uncle, who was a University Don at Cambridge.
This was not perhaps an ideal situation for Healing as an abstract science to flower in. I am not an agnostic, but I have always viewed such activities with scepticism. I had always considered myself to be a holistic doctor and had a successful career as a G.P.
My Diagnosis & Time With Nicky
I have always been remarkably fit, and was a little nonplussed when signs and symptoms of muscular sclerosis started to make themselves known, and the diagnosis was confirmed in the neurosciences department of my teaching hospital.
What to do? I began to notice defects, marginal at first, but certainly there, and probably with psychosomatic overlay. However, in this slightly miserable state, Nicky took me in hand with comments like, “you are doing better than you think”.
She asked me if I would like to try some Healing, “you might be surprised”, said she, “Go on, surprise me then”, said I! Nicky is a fully qualified Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor working in a busy practice. I find her to be a good and caring person – so I listened to what she had to say. I had a few healing sessions which I monitored and was surprised to find that during healing I felt “things happen”. There were warm spots, and a feeling of easement – psychosomatic? – no, it was definitely therapeutic both then and afterwards; I could manage better and felt good about myself, both mentally and physically.
I am convinced of the deep and lasting value of this approach. A new logic about healing should be taken on board, and it need not conflict with medical logic: I realised that this was a new way of thinking for me and that my earlier holistic approach had been limited.