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Redefining Aging: Thriving as a Healer in Your 50s, 60s & Beyond

Aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down, especially for healers who have dedicated their lives to helping others. It’s way overdue for us to be redefining aging and what it means at our very core.

As healers, we are often the ones helping others navigate the challenges of aging. But what about when it comes to our own aging? Many massage therapists and bodyworkers over 50 worry that their best years are behind them, that it’s time to slow down and settle into retirement. And I understand these sentiments, as their profession is often a physical strain on their body.

But the truth is, aging can be a time of great opportunity and growth, especially for body workers who add healing and are committed to their craft.

Redefining Aging in our Golden Years

If you’re a healer in your 50s, 60s, or beyond, it’s time for redefining aging in the healing profession. With the rise of alternative healing and the growing interest in the 6 dimensions of healing with the law of attraction, there’s never been a more exciting time to create a fulfilling and meaningful career in the healing arts. So how do you get started? 

Here are some tips to help you thrive as a healer in your golden years:

1. Embrace your age and experience

As a healer who has been practicing for decades, you have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that can benefit your clients in ways that younger healers simply can’t match. Your life experience gives you a unique perspective and a deeper understanding of the challenges that come with aging, making you an ideal candidate to help others navigate their own journey. So embrace your age and experience it as an asset, not a liability.

2. Keep growing

Just because you’ve been practicing for decades doesn’t mean you should stop expanding your knowledge. A wise friend once told me not to call it learning because then you keep setting up lessons for yourself, so I wiped that term from my vocabulary. We’re not here to learn, we’re here to experience, make choices and then experience the consequence of those choices. And do it all again. That’s what we call manifesting. So, rather than learning, we’re constantly manifesting. 

3. Expansion is a key factor

in staying engaged and inspired in your healing practice. So expand your knowledge, take it further than you thought possible and attend workshops and conferences that extend you. By keeping an open mind and a hunger for moving forward, you can continue to grow and evolve as a healer, no matter how old you are.

Redefining Aging by Feeling Younger

People are often surprised when I tell them my age and that I’m still working because they think that I’m much younger than I really am. But even though I embrace my age now at 61, I’ve never been an ‘old’ person. Some clients that come in to see us are old at 35. Others complain as if they’re 95.

Age really isn’t determined by a number or even the lines on your face, it’s an attitude. I play pickleball to keep fit, walk daily and stay connected through meditation. But I also work on the inner part, making sure that my mind is moving in the direction that I want to go.

So find something to smile about because smiling actually makes you look younger.

Find something to smile about often because smiling is your anti-aging pill, it actually makes you look younger.
Gayle Maree
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Embracing Ways of Redefining Aging

3. Embrace technology:

While it’s easy to think of technology as something for younger people, the truth is, technology can be a powerful tool for healers of all ages.

We’ve had a healing practice for 17 years now and for many of those years, Allan carried a diary around with him when he was out of the office. He would get the phone diverted and then when we were out shopping away for the day, he would take the call, juggle his bulky paper diary and write the appointment down. It took me quite a while to transition him to an online booking system, but when he got the hang of it, well it was so freeing for him and me.

So from online booking systems to website bookings and Zoom consultations, technology can help you expand your reach and connect with clients in new and innovative ways. Don’t be afraid to embrace technology and use it to your advantage.

4. Build a supportive community:

Healing can be a solitary profession, but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Building a network of like-minded healers and clients can help you stay motivated, inspired, and connected. Attend local meetups, join online forums, and seek out mentorship opportunities to build a supportive community that’s specific to your needs as it can help you navigate the challenges of aging and stay engaged in your healing practice.

Redefining Aging for a Fulfilling Career

By redefining aging as a healer in your 50s, 60s, and beyond as it’s all about embracing your age and experience, continuing to expand and grow, embracing technology, and building a supportive community. This is how you can create a fulfilling and meaningful career in the healing arts that not only benefits your clients but also brings you joy and purpose. Don’t let age hold you back – instead, see it as an opportunity to thrive and make an even greater impact in the world of healing.

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