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From Individual to Community: Changing the Narrative of Healing

Feb. 28. 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Addiction in mainstream Western terms is seen as an individual problem, whether of “bad” behavior or of inherited disease. This approach separates the mind from the body and the individual from the environment. By contrast, traditional perspectives such as the Medicine Wheel see human beings as existing and functioning in four quadrants of our nature: the physical, the mental, the emotional, and the spiritual. All of these have their social aspect, which means that restoring the individual to health also means bringing him or her back to her true nature and restoring her to the community. Resilience is thus not an individual achievement but a function of community. Many traditional practices support such a view.

Details

Date:
Feb. 28. 19
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Organizer

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society
Phone:
778-227-0150
Email:
Carolyn_Oliver@vacfss.com

Venue

Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4 Canada
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