It’s a fact. Human beings like habits. We do things, repeatedly—every day, over and over again. We’re used to it. It makes us feel good; it gives us a sense of comfort and control. We have hundreds of habits that help us get through the day that bring a kind of structure into our lives. […]
A common question I have been asked is how does acupuncture work? But before I can get into the details of acupuncture, first let’s understand how the body heals? Remember the last time you caught a cold? You gave yourself some nice hot tea, stayed in bed, and within a few days you were feeling […]
You’ve probably heard of so-called relocation therapy. It normally refers to relocating to a new city; that said when you think about it there are definitely other times in which moving your ass, briefly or for an extended period, is therapeutic. If you take a closer look there are actually quite a few examples: Cohabitation […]
J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Healers Magazine. The following is the third installation in the five-part memoirs of a brave woman faced with bipolar depression. Click here to read part one, here to read part two, or click here to read part four. The Ativan did more than take the edge […]
Our initiative has been going through a bit of an identity crisis and I don’t mean this in regard to our name recently changing from Healrs Network to Healers Magazine. I’m referring to our attitude toward mainstream healthcare and therein psychiatry especially. In order to explore our stance we decided to make the theme of […]
Jessica Katzman is a clinical psychologist who focuses on reducing her patients’ dependencies. Here she explores the genealogy of America’s ideology when it comes to addiction. She also suggests that we should stop judging addicts/abusers and demanding abstinence.
For most of us, change does not come easily, and ultimately we only make real changes because we confront the reality that we HAVE to make them. Illness can often then, in an important way, be a “gift”, that helps us make needed changes. When we do not want to pursue an inner process of […]
“The Future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.” I read the above beautiful quote recently in the foreword of a book by Rainier Maria Rilke. It got me contemplating. I concluded that it is utterly true that my future enters me long before it transforms into my present […]
Healers Magazine is an online journal we created in order to fulfill our mission to render holistic healing options much more accessible to the masses. The theme of our first issue is Beyond Binaries: Healing without Borders, alluding to our objective: to add color to a black-and-white world, the one in which most patients reside. […]
Clinical psychologist and harm reduction practitioner Jessica Katzman writes about managing addiction that is grounded in scientific research, human rights, compassion, and common sense. Learn how therapists are working with patients rather than against them.