Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, and Coyote Wisdom, focusing on what Native culture has to offer the modern world. He has also written Narrative Medicine, Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry, and, his most recent book with Barbara Mainguy, Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residencies in family medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has been on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently as associate professor of family medicine at the University of New England.
Barbara Mainguy studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Toronto and received her master’s degree in Creative Arts Psychotherapy at Concordia University in Montreal. She has co-written Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story with Lewis Mehl-Madrona.Currently she is completing her MFA in documentary filmmaking at York University, Toronto, and working with Dr Mehl-Madrona in Orono, Maine. She is the Director of Education for the Coyote Institute in Orono.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy
Discover why Andrew Weil calls Coyote Healing “medicine of the future that must be taught in medical schools, practiced in clinics, and brought to all those who seek true health.”
Thanks to his Cherokee grandparents, Lewis has been acquainted with Native American healing practices since he was a boy. Join Lewis and Barbara to explore the valuable insights of Native American spirituality and healing practices, a traditional wisdom that includes the importance of community, spirituality, ceremony, and living in balance with each other and with nature. It also emphasizes the power of story to hold and transmit that healing wisdom through ceremony and ritual, imagery, bodywork, and conversation. You’ll learn how to live in harmony with nature spirits; encounter spirits of illnesses; explore the inner landscape of your body to reveal the source of illness; draw on resources of spirit helpers, animals, and plants; gain deeper insight to resolve affliction; and much more. Ultimately you’ll find out how to incorporate more spirituality into your daily activities, how to build community, and how to take better care of yourself and others.