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Two-Eyed Seeing Counseling: Indigenous Medicine for Mental & Emotional Well-Being For Health Practitioners & Laypersons – 12 CES

with Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy


Two-Day Workshop
Saturday – Sunday, November 20 – 21, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET & 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Doctor Lewis Mehl-Madrona has dedicated much of his long career to reconciling traditional Indigenous healing knowledge with modern evidence-based scientific paradigms and to demonstrate that a number of Indigenous healthcare modalities can be every bit as efficacious as mainstream medical methods, if not more so, in the treatment of many psychological disorders.

In this 2-day intensive workshop, we will begin by exploring a Maori approach, “Two-Eyed Seeing,” which uses the art of listening and observation without assuming outcomes to empower patients to successfully come to grips with a range of mental issues, including psychotic episodes. We will compare Native and current mainstream counseling techniques with a special focus on the concept of the “soul wound,” i.e. intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression, and how it can be healed.

We will then delve into two other modalities: Method of Levels (MOL) and Narrative Therapy.

MOL, a cognitive approach to psychotherapy, helps us listen to ourselves, teaches us how to negotiate between conflicting values and equips us with tools to change self-destructive behavior and improve our decision-making capacity.

Narrative Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps patients identify their values and skills using the transformative power of storytelling. Stories teach us meaning and purpose and how to live and behave in the world. We will learn how to use stories and judge them with a critical eye to decide if a particular story is true and good for us and our family and community (and the planet!).

We will conclude the weekend by discussing how Indigenous mental health therapies can speak to other cultures. We will also place a special emphasis on the crucial importance of the concept of forgiveness in mental health.

Note: A Google Classroom with lots of resources (videos, articles, links) and a way for attendees to begin a conversation prior to the workshop will be provided. Access to the Google Classroom will be given upon registration. This workshop is recommended for: laypersons, mental health practitioners, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors and psychologists. CEU’s, CME’s will be made available.

Special Note for Maine Residents: Lewis would also like to invite Maine residents who would like to join him face-to-face in a socially distanced environment at the University of Maine to participate in live demonstrations of how to apply these methods during this workshop.


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Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


Two-Eyed Seeing Counseling: Indigenous Medicine for Mental & Emotional Well-Being For Health Practitioners and Laypersons – 12 CE’s
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CLICK HERE for the list of eligible professions.

Participants must have paid tuition fee, attended the entire webinar in real-time, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificate will be available following the course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

The course content is suitable for all levels: Introductory, Beginning, Advanced.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

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THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CEs are available for the following eligible professions:

  • Psychoanalysts
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Creative Arts Therapist
  • Educators
  • Nurses
  • Dentists


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Two-Eyed Seeing Counseling: Indigenous Medicine for Mental & Emotional Well-Being: For Health Practitioners & Laypersons – 12 CEs

  • 2 Session(s)
  • Nov 20 2021 10:00 AM ET





Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD., a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology, has been on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently at the University of New England. He is a descendant of the Cherokee-Lakota Sioux people, and was raised by his grandmother, a Cherokee woman.

Barbara Mainguy, MSW, a behavioral health clinician and psychotherapist who works with tribes in Maine, serves as a psychotherapist at Cornerstone Behavioral Health in that state and as Director of Education for the Coyote Institute in Orono.


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