Our philosophy of healing derives much of its metaphor from Indigenous traditions. For example, when someone presents with depression we do not objectify the individual as being the depression. We tell the patient that the spirit of sadness may be visiting them. This allows the patient to feel that they are not the depression and that they have a way of moving the energy of the sadness as they learn to make a relationship with the sadness.
This differs from Western models in that Western models advise the patient to get rid of the depression and declare war on the symptoms presented. Natural law tells us that we cannot create of destroy energy or matter and also that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. Therefore, we should abide by what natural law dictates and instead move with the energy and harmonize with it as we gain insight and existential meaning. Read More