Burlington, VT January 29, 2010
Introduction to Indigenous Healing
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, MPhil
Coyote Institute for Studies of Change and Transformation
South Burlington, Vermont
January 29, 2010
Location: Pathways to Wellbeing
168 Battery Street
Corner of King and Battery
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
For more information, call 514-622-8978
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Admission by donation
No one turned away.
Suggested donation $10 to $40
This evening presentation will explore the range of activities that constitute indigenous healing, referring to the traditional healing of North America before Europeans arrived on this continent. Within Vermont, the Abenaki people were engaged in healing long before Europeans appeared and we will discuss some of their philosophies and methods as well as those of the presenter's tribes -- the Cherokee and the Lakota. We will explore what conventional mainstream medicine could learn from indigenous healing systems and methods and how to create the best of both worlds.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, Coyote Wisdom, Narrative Medicine, and the soon to be released (July 2009), Narrative Psychiatry: healing mind and brain in a social world. Lewis is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, the Psychological Studies Institute in Palo Alto, and Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is American board certified in family medicine and in psychiatry.