Healing the Original Wound 7-Week Course

Healing the Original Wound (OW)
“For those of us who have grown weary of the self-improvement project, Dave's safe container that he holds for his clients feels like homecoming. With his soothing voice and his gentle and compassionate guidance, I felt that nothing on the emotional spectrum was unwanted, and I felt free to explore what lies underneath of so much that presents itself as a struggle or an ailment in life.”
– GB, anthropologist, Berlin, Germany

There are Four Wounds that lie below every challenge you’ve ever faced. These wounds are so deep, and so primal, that few dare to venture there because, well, let’s face it, it’s just too damn painful.

This pain lies in the unconscious mind, guiding us in uncountable numbers of healing journeys and modalities that barely scratch the surface of true healing. That pain also leads us to the ever-present, never-ending game of chasing what we want out of life with zero to little long-term success.

What would happen if we brought these wounds to conscious awareness?

What would happen if we dared to look at them through the lens of curiosity rather than bury them out of fear?

What would happen if you were led in conscious, loving exercises over a consistent period of time with a group of other like minds and hearts who are ready to take that plunge, in a co-created safe, nurturing healing environment?

Healing the OW explores and dismantles a series of Four Abandonments that pervade every thought we’ve ever had, and every action we’ve ever done. They are the most formative wounds that when left unaddressed, manifest in spiritual, physical, emotional, and personal longing, illness and pain.

These wounds are:

  • the perceived spiritual disconnection from Source;
  • the physical separation from your mother;
  • the emotional withdrawal by your family of origin; and
  • your eventual abandonment of yourself…

And they can manifest in frustration, pain, and illness—decades after those separations occurred!

This course posits:

What if these wounds aren’t something to fight; rather, they are necessary for our development and growth? What if, in a world where we learn through duality and contrast, the wounds are part of the plan? What if, our only human mission—no matter how it looks on the outside—is to journey from the oneness that we were, to the individuated state…

only to re-connect to the state of oneness?

What if the Four Abandonments, and all subsequent events, feelings, beliefs, pain, and illness that we experience in a world of duality and contrast are things to experience along the way that are there to guide us home?

Take this journey with Dave to catalyze:

  • a deeper sense of connection with others;
  • a better understanding of your true self;
  • a more intimate connection to Spirit;
  • improved energy, focus, and emotional state;
  • abundance in all areas; and
  • a clear vision of your soul’s mission…

Excited yet?

The Four Abandonments course goes deeper, asking: What if “the illusion of a true self vs a false self” is in fact an illusion of mind pitting one force against another, rather than more peacefully integrating the whole? And what if THE DESIRE TO ESCAPE duality is in fact a blockage to experiencing beyond the duality?!

It’s time to see the blockages you’ve been fighting tooth and nail and sometimes at all costs, as necessary steps to grow in alignment with your Soul’s desire!

By understanding this both conceptually and experientially through Dave’s channeled guidance, you’ll see how this path of oneness > individuation > oneness is the norm not the exception, and that there is Divine logic to—and hope for—the journey we’ve undertaken.

Healing the OW details the steps to wholeness and healing from the Soul’s point of view!


“After participating in Dave Markowitz’s Healing the Original Wound Course, I finally have hope of being healed! Other studies have provided great information and helpful ideas for dealing with being an Empathic ‘Sponge’ and dealing with physical illness but none have worked permanently. I plan on taking any other OW or other LiveStream courses that he offers. I’m convinced! I’m also
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– Eileen Dentler, Psychic Intuitive Empath; Austin, TX
“I participated in Dave's 7-week ‘Original Wound’ (OW) course. I learned a lot from him about the OW and about myself.

The phrase, ‘Feel it. Love it. Heal it’ wasn't in my healing vocabulary. But after working with Dave, whose work is focused on Empaths and Sensitives' healing, I have released a lot of emotional pain which has been stored in my body from past traumas and family dynamics. I am
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– Chi, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
“Dave guides you to meet your suppressed emotions in a gentle and loving way. You go to the emotional root of your problems, and surprisingly, doors open to insights that release you from whatever mindset you were stuck in. Dave’s method is “less is more”, where being quiet together is transformative. He is a respectful listener and facilitates change with his deep attentiveness and capacity for
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– Ingrid, Denmark
“I have been working with Dave for more than a year, and the experience has been transformational! The way he frames each session is always illuminating and his ability to channel amazing energy from the Source is outstanding. Dave is undoubtedly the real thing.”
– Dr. David Ostwald, San Francisco; retired
Sarah Green

Words cannot effectively convey the massive energy shift that I have had since working with Dave Markowitz. You see testimonials and sometimes you wonder if they are real—one thing for sure is that Dave has the most incredible gift!

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– Sarah Green, The Mindset Warrior, Empath, lightworker, speaker, storyteller, soul alignment coach - a bridge to the soul - a school cleaner, mother, Worcestershire, England UK
“Dave's Healing the OW course has been a complete game changer for me. I've been living with Chronic Fatigue for about 20 years. Even though I've spent decades on my healing journey, I still was not grasping the immense impact that my empathic nature was having on my health. Using Dave's methods, I've experienced in a very visceral way, how important and uplifting it is to release energies I've been holding
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– Carmen, Executive Assistant, Asheville, NC
“Thank You for the recent Healing the OW course. I had a couple of great healing moments of past traumas and had a realization that a lot of my ongoing upset is based on an ongoing need for validation which I hadn't noticed and is very interesting to watch. But mostly I feel introduced to the idea of sitting with/making friends with my pain, seemed alien but I tried it and wow! Will be a journey, but very
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– Fay S., London, England
“I experienced David Markowitz’s Original Wound Workshop as a transformative sacred inner healing journey that revealed deeper levels of emotional wounding of the inner child(ren). For many decades that I had buried those wounds and only after facing a crisis was I able to open the dungeon that I have created to begin the healing process. However, too quickly I considered the work done. As a result of the
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– Ocean Phillips PhD, MDiv, Sacred Homecoming Journeys, Sage End of Life Companionship and Consultations
“I decided to sign up for Dave's Healing the OW because I wanted to be part of group work. but also, to delve into the subject over a couple of weeks. I was shocked and surprised by what came up for me during the meditations. I would have never connected the original wound to certain events in my life, so initially I doubted what came up. However, with hindsight, I can see how some of these events left
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– Fiona, London

Audio Introduction:

Our human mission—no matter how it looks on the outside—is to journey from the oneness that we were, to the individuated state… only to re-connect to the state of oneness, and all obstacles are actually gateways to optimal health, deeper love, and a reconnection with Spirit.”
~ Dave

Listen to Valeria interview Dave about his upcoming course, HEALING THE OW (ORIGINAL WOUNDS) for Optimal Health, Deeper Love, and a Reconnection with Spirit!

Fit For Joy with Dave Markowitz


  1. Will these be recorded? Yes! After the first session, you’ll be sent a link to an on-line virtual storage space so you don’t even have to download them onto your computer—unless you want to of course! That virtual space will always be available to attendees of this Healing the OW.
  2. What if I need to miss a session, or several? That is okay. It is understandable that some will not be able to attend all sessions. The recordings will keep you up to date!
  3. Refunds? You can exit at any time. As this course is an exclusive opportunity with a very limited maximum of attendance, if you leave 3 or more days before the start of the second class (enough time for those on the wait list to join), you will be refunded in full, less a 3% credit card processing fee. After that, no refunds will be given.
  4. What is the class format? Each class can contain any or all of: lecture, discussion, Q&A, and both active and passive energy healing in either individual a/o group formats. There are no breakout rooms.
  5. Will there be homework or worksheet handouts? Each class is intuited on the spot as is the possibility of homework. There are no physical handouts, but you are welcome to and advised to take copious notes, a/o listen/watch the replays.


To best protect yourself from others’ energy, it is highly recommended (though not necessary) to apply the tools in the first two chapters of Empathipedia: Healing for Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons prior to each session.


  1. All modules will be over Zoom. Your video participation is optional. Recordings will be provided.
  2. To make sure everyone gets the specific attention they need, this course is limited to just 16 people.
    Seven consecutive Fridays* Sep. 27, 2024 – Nov. 8, 2024
  4. Start/End Times:
    • 1:00pm – 2:30pm PST
    • 4:00pm – 5:30pm EST
    • 9:00pm – 10:30pm London
    • 7:00am – 8:30am Sydney (*Saturday Mornings)
  5. Price per person to attend is $397.
  6. If the above times and days don’t work for you, OR the event is SOLD OUT by the time you enroll, make sure you are signed up on the Waitlist and you’ll be advised if/when an opening in this time slot or another time slot becomes available.

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  • Disclaimer: Due to the nature of this event, your results will vary dependent on a variety of factors. Healing the Original Wound is not intended to replace medical care in any way, shape, or form. Dave is not an MD and cannot/will not prescribe, diagnose, or “treat” any medical diagnosis nor guarantee results — ever, rather he will focus on guiding the process via intuition and co-creating a safe space. I am aware I am responsible for my own healing and safety, and will not hold Dave Markowitz or his associates or other attendees liable for anything that arises during or after Healing the Original Wound that may be a result of Healing the Original Wound.

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