Healing the Soul Wound: Indigenous People and the Colonial Template

Public Programs and Performances WKS 090 1.00

Part one focuses on how colonialism and historical trauma have affected indigenous peoples. The workshop will bring out parallels between Native Americans and African Americans by analyzing the soul wound through indigenous epistemologies. Archetypal ideas will also be integrated into the discussion in order to facilitate cultural bridging. Part two focuses on the area of clinical applications of therapies that are relevant in healing the soul wound and the effects of colonialism. Preparation of the therapist as well as case material will be part of the workshop. Archetypal concepts will be used in order to facilitate understanding within a Western framework.

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