Faculty of Social Work
Indigenous Field of Study
This paper offers up an holistic Indigenous model of individual healing that utilizes medicine wheel teachings to break down the four aspects (spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental) of individual wellness. Teachings about each direction are presented followed by practice techniques for each aspect of the individual self. It is bookended by an introduction to the historical trauma faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada, and a conclusion that draws implications for healing.
Hill, G. (2014). A holistic aboriginal framework for individual healing. In T. O'Connor, K. Lund, & P. Berendsen (Eds.), Psychotherapy: Cure of the soul, (pp. 59-69). Waterloo: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.