Anthropology of Healing


Anthropology of Healing

How do people heal from traumatic events? What roles do narrative, ritual, mythology, etc play in this process?

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Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2013

Discussion Forum

References on the social role of health care 9 Replies

Started by Sabina Stan. Last reply by Sabina Stan Sep 28, 2011.

mind, body, spirit and community issues.

Started by Michael Sep 8, 2010.

Narrative & Healing 4 Replies

Started by Marlaine Gray. Last reply by Josué Villegas Feb 21, 2010.

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Comment by Jan Begine on June 1, 2009 at 12:56pm
The Culture Matters blog posted an invitation to a conference that might be of interest to the members of this group: Culture matters for health. I've asked them to join our network and post it as an Event here.
Comment by Jan Begine on June 1, 2009 at 7:02pm
Since they don't have the time right now to register at the OAC, they've given me permission to post it here on their behalf. So, check the Events!
Comment by Khari La Marca on June 9, 2009 at 1:56pm
Hello. Just joining the group.
Comment by Pino Schirripa on June 13, 2009 at 9:15pm
Just hello, I've joined the group
Comment by Elisa Vasconi on June 16, 2009 at 10:07am
I've Joined the group!
Comment by Volkan Altinok on September 29, 2009 at 12:12pm
Hi, I am interested in cosmology and practices of spritual healing, and started to conduct a study on a group practicing and teaching energetic healing. I am open for the advices and sharing knowledge with the ones studying about the issue..
Comment by Emily on December 23, 2009 at 2:27am
Hi Everyone! I'm new to the site and the group. I'm a Bio Anthropology and Behavioral Psych major. I am very interested in non-traditional methods of healing.
Comment by Christopher D Freudenberg on February 17, 2010 at 7:43pm
see (eg):
Communities and caring; some personal perspectives (cut & paste all the following address to your browser):,_personal_perspectives.html

People are multiplex by their nature of being human (ordinary and extraordinary). Chris Freudenberg has participated in communities of activity of one sort & another and used the creative art process to facilitate personal well-being. Completing x4 science "A" levels Botany, Zoology, Chemistry & Physics 1962-'64, he deferred from a place offered him at medical school, to Social Anthropology (doing fieldwork in Malta whilst an undergraduate) in the School of African & Asian Studies at the University of Sussex (BA awarded 1968...amongst lecturers at Sussex were Social Anthroplogists Prof F. G. Bailey, Dr David F. Pocock, Dr J. F. Boissevain, political scientist Dr Bruce D. Graham, Social Psychologist Dr Peter B Smith), following with a Social Anthropology MA (awarded by Sussex 1970, thesis published online at ), turning to teaching, making art (pottery & painting) and completing a Diploma in Art Therapy [Sheffield 1994, dissertation submitted in part requirement following work experience in psychiatry : "If I can believe in my image, can I beleve in myself ? Pathology, the art therapist & the image making process." (see )] & allowing his Health Professions Council State Registration to lapse. He observes both discomforts & comforts of arts therapists & psychotherapists with greater State Regulation of psychotherapies. His research on process, image & imagination & his making of art continues (some shown at past Craft Potters Associates' & London Potters' shows & in Berlin & Paris), music (listening & playing) as well as other arts feeding the soul.
Christopher D Freudenberg (own webpages: ).
Comment by GABRIELLA ASPRAKI on May 27, 2010 at 10:03am
Hi! New to the group. Looking forward to catching up.
Comment by Haris Agic on July 6, 2010 at 12:46pm
Hi everyone!


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