An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma (via Alliance member Lori Pye, founder of Viridis Institute (Grad programs for Ecopsychology))
People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma.
For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge. As our modern lifestyle collides with the fact that our Earth is not capable of supporting our current way of life, we are finally starting to look to those who once lived in a state of indefinite sustainability and abundance, for a way forward...
Thank you Bonnie for this article. It's amazing how simple approaches can make a big difference. Two months ago I went to talk with a new psychotherapist and the only thing she did is really listen to me. For the first time in a long time I really felt "seen and heard". It was a great feeling that came from having someone really listen deeply.