This is Health Matters, discussing the role of emotion in broken spirit diseases – illnesses that are linked to entire cultures suffering from historical trauma. “Troubled emotions impact the body directly.”
Health Matters is a production of KIDE Hoopa CA. Produced and written by Cynthia Poten. Engineered by Joseph Orozco. Our readers were Kristen Marshall, Emilee Marshall and Joseph Orozco. For this audio and more information, visit our download area at www.kidefm.org. Thank you for listening. Your health adds to the health of our community.
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Sources and Links
The story of the Mayan infant was presented at a forum on Herbalism and Native Medicine sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden in 1995.
Historical Trauma and Aboriginal Healing, by Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux, and Magdalena Smolewski. Published by: Aboriginal Healing Foundation 75 Albert Street, Suite 801, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7, 2004.