Global Healing Amazonia
|Eligible Students:||U of M Students, Non U of M Students|
|Open to:||Graduate Students|
|Language Prerequisite:||No language prerequisite|
|Credit Type:||Resident Credit|
|Program Sponsor:||Center for Spirituality and Healing|
Experience the exotic Amazon, the primal depths of the Peruvian rain forest and the dramatic heights of the Andes. Work directly with the local shamans of Peru to learn traditional healing paradigms as practiced in their authentic cultural context. This course leads students to compare and contrast the use of natural substances such as plant medicines within indigenous cultures, modern pharmaceuticals and herbal remedies; explore the role of spirituality in healing; and identify aspects and the importance of global healing in today's world of medicine. In addition to the field experience, students visit ancient ruins. Travel includes visits to remote areas with very basic amenities.
Students register for CSPH 5532 for 2 graduate credits. This learning opportunity combines one week of web-based preparation with two weeks of field study in one of the richest biopreserves in the world.
The program will be led by Connie Grauds, RPH, MNPA. Students will work with indigenous healer Antonio Montero Pisco in Iquitos. Karen Lawson, MD will assist.
Estimated Program Fee
The program fee generally includes tuition and registration fees, orientation and international health insurance. It may also include airfare, housing, excursions and some or all meals. Please check with the program leader for the exact program fee and what is included.