A Workshop Exploring Natural Health
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, MPhil
Investigate: Cherokee Bodywork, The Medicine Wheel, Role of Community, Stories of Our Lives, Creating Sacred Space Much More. . .
June 11-13, 2010
Lewis Mehl-Madrona's story of searching for his ancestral roots became a story of seeking mind, body, spirit, and community integration. The need for a parallel path to biomedicine became apparent in medical school when he learned from the professor of medicine and pharmacology that "life was a relentless progression toward death, disease, and decay. The physician's job is to slow the rate of decline." By that weekend, Lewis had found a Cherokee healer with whom to study. That was 1973 and he hasn't stopped his studying with elders.
Please come join us in this workshop and experience your own balance among mind, body, spirit, and community.
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To read a bit more about Cherokee Bodywork read on . . .Native American Bodywork Practices
by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MDIn this piece, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, who is of Cherokee and Lakota heritage, shares insights into types of bodywork practiced by Native American peoples.
All peoples have methods for hands-on therapy, what we now call bodywork. The Cherokee people of North America, for example, were well versed in body therapies and energy healing. They developed a comprehensive, sophisticated bodywork system that encompassed a form of osteopathic massage and manipulation, breath, and energy work. Central to this technique are the alternation of deep pressure and gentle rocking release. The breath was also used to reanimate the body and “draw spirit” into affected tissues. They also used crystal scanning and healing as well as the channeling of spirits and energy medicine. . . Read more by Clicking Here
Sponsors of The Pathways of Healing WorkshopEarth and Sky Living
The Bookhouse in Dinkytown
Healing Waters QiGong Center
516 2nd St. #208
Maria Shea, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
AWAKEN COUNSELING & WELLNESS
Hudson & Spring Valley WI
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