Recently I heard someone speak at an event about how helping and healing others is costly to the healer or helping practitioner as it will take from their energy and their health. It took me some time to think about that and wonder whether that made sense to me. It does not, and below I will explain to you why it does not.
The benefits of helping others
When you help others, you may not realize it, but you are also helping yourself. It is a form of self-care that can reduce stress, improve your mood, and give you a sense of purpose.
I have been thinking about the statement I heard at the event in this context. I guess it was their experience that helping their partner heal was costly to their own health. However, the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that that should not be the case, making me wonder why they feel that way. After reading and learning more about the topic I have learned that helping others heal can also be a form of healing for yourself. If you’ve experienced trauma or pain in your life, reaching out to others who are going through similar experiences can help you process your own emotions and start to heal.
When you learn how to help and heal others you learn a lot of useful things in that process. These things will have an effect on you as you will be able to use all of the things that you’ve learned for your own benefit as well. Think of Emotional Freedom Technique. When you learn it you’ll have to practise it to become a more natural practitioner. When you practise it it will have a beneficial effect on you. When someone has a coaching conversation with you they tend to bring topics to the table to you can relate to, and during the conversation they will have insights that will have an effect on you. All of this will improve your life, just as much as it will improve the life of the person you are helping, healing or coaching.
Another point that I have thought about is people who do energy work. They do not use their own physical energy. They channel the universal energy to the person in need. This means that the energy is going through them, but is not taken from them. I’m sure that while the energy is going through them that this will have some residual effect of that healing energy also healing them.
Why helping others is important
When you help others, you in turn help yourself. It feels good to do something for someone else, whether it’s a friend, family member, or even a stranger. Helping others can have a beneficial impact on your health and well-being, which is amazing.
Not only does helping others make you feel good, but it can also be good for your health. Studies have shown that people who volunteer and give support to others boost their immune system, decrease anxiety and depression, and helps them live longer and this really helped me realise, that yes, my gut feeling was right about helping others. People who volunteer their time or help others in some way are more likely to be happy and have a sense of satisfaction with their lives. Helping others has been linked with better physical health and a longer life span. So not only does it feel good to help someone out, but it’s actually good for you too!
So next time you’re feeling down or stressed, try doing something nice for someone else. It just might make you feel better too.
Concludion – Helping others helps you too
In conclusion, helping others really does help you too. Not only does it make you feel good, but it also creates a sense of community and can even improve your health. So next time you’re considering helping someone out, remember that you’ll be helping yourself as well.