Richard Katz has written 7 books on Indigenous approaches to health and healing. His latest, Indigenous Healing Psychology: Honoring the Wisdom of the First Peoples is a culmination of his work.
Françoise Bourzat has been bridging the divide between western psychology and indigenous wisdom in collaboration with healers in Huaulta de Jiminez, Mexico for the past 30 years.
Violence has become a structural part of the Colombian psyche perpetuating wounds even in the youngest members of the population. Healing these wounds is now a priority of peace agreements.
Somatic psychotherapy—also called body psychotherapy—focuses on the complex and profoundly powerful connections between body and mind and how those connections affect how we process and recover from trauma and other emotional distress.
The nearly half century dialogue between Buddhism and Western psychology has created a potential forum for a mutually enriching exchange.
In the Realization Process, we discover the ground of fundamental consciousness by inhabiting the internal space of our body.
Since meditation research has increasingly focused on methods like mindfulness, we have come to see contemplative practice in general as taking a top-down approach to lowering stress and building resilience.
The Hawaiians called the Europeans who landed on their shores in the late 1700s “haole.” This means breathless, or without breath.
I hypothesize that the search for “the universal, “the humanistic,” or “the biological” as a through-line of body-mind investigation, has encouraged a mono-cultural approach to somatic pedagogy and to the promotion of the field.
Prentis Hemphill is a movement facilitator, Somatics teacher, and practitioner, and working at the convergence of healing, collective transformation, and political organizing.
Have you ever wondered why the trend in modern science, scholarship, and practical expertise seems inexorably headed in one direction—towards more and more narrow specialization?
Zhenevere is a poet, novelist, playwright, and the director of the SACRa Theater Company.
Kulreet Chaudhary is a medical doctor who integrates the contemplative teachings on sound into her medical work.