When old traditions become new innovations

How do you help someone in distress?

In the world of psychotherapy we continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills to help people change distressing habits of emotion, behavior, thinking, spirit, and feeling. We will never stop asking how to best help others.

Sometimes we act as if ideas about helping others were invented by Freud and then passed on and improved upon his successors such as Jung and Carl Rogers. Within the last 25 years, there has been an explosion of great schools of therapy that have far surpassed Freud and continue to make great advances in clinical work that are verified by research and empirical evidence.

But helping people change is a centuries-old endeavor that began long before Freud and in virtually every culture including those outside of Europe.

Elder Little Brown Bear brings approaches to helping others that have been honed within communities that have survived probably the most challenging circumstances that can be faced: generational trauma, cultural genocide, systemic poverty and racism. These traditional Indigenous healing practices have been fine tuned, tested and shown to be effective over centuries.

On April 26 – 27, Elder Little Brown Bear will present key insights and lead a program to show how people can change through stories, rituals, relationships and community practice.

His teachings may be hundreds of years old but they are certainly relevant to our times for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. His workshop promises to be a powerful two days. Click here to learn more about his 2-day workshop Learning from the Knowledge Keepers: Traditional Indigenous Healing for Modern Times (April 26 – 27, 2019)