Healing Traditions

Healing Traditions

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Aboriginal peoples in Canada have diverse cultures but share common social and political challenges that have contributed to their experiences of health and illness. This collection addresses the origins of mental health and social problems and the emergence of culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Healing Traditions is not a handbook of practice but a resource for thinking critically about current issues in the mental health of indigenous peoples. Cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, sedentarization, and forced assimilation; the importance of land for indigenous identity and an ecocentric self; and processes of healing and spirituality as sources of resilience.Self esteem and health: Autonomy, self esteem, and health are linked together. ... Language maintenance. In D. Horton, ed., The ... 2001. New Zealand census ofpopulation and dwellings 2001: Maori. Wellington, NZ: Department of Statistics New Zealand a€” Te Tai Tatau. Sue, Z., and ... Inj.G. Ponterotto, j.M. Casas, L.A. Suzuki, and C.M. Alexander, eds., Handbook ofmulticultural counseling, 493-99.

Title:Healing Traditions
Author:Laurence J. Kirmayer, Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
Publisher:UBC Press - 2009-05-01


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