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  • Essay On Native American Mental Health

    therapies as well as fulfilling the cultural needs of Native Americans. Historical trauma is the accumulation of emotional and psychological wounding that has occurred to a specific population over many generations. In understanding mental health, it is important to know what types of historical trauma the client may have undergone. Some historical traumas have occurred transportation issues due to relocation onto reservations in areas that are less than desirable locations. Native Americans suffer from extremely high percentages of mental health disparities. This could include difficulty with obtaining services such as medical, food, job related workshops, and mental health. Weaving traditional sweat lodges into therapeutic techniques. The Native American sweat lodge ceremony or sweat therapy is being used increasingly in various medical, mental health, correctional, and substance abuse treatment centers serving both Native and non-Native clients. It is suggested, that healing can occur if cultural practices can be combined with modern day therapy treatments. In the study provided by Garrett and company, it is suggested that Native Americans who sought out treatment for mental health issues saw an increase in personal well-being. However, working with populations suffering from poverty there can be other barriers that need to be addressed. Those barriers frequently identified as language, and transportation. Inadequate transportation was reason causing an impact on mental…

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  • Laurence Passmore's Therapy

    In “Therapy” by David Lodge, Laurence Passmore, a middle-aged man narrates his experiences with therapy and his divorce. Laurence is a mediocre writer and the creator of a show called “The People Next Door,” who goes to cognitive behaviour therapy, physiotherapy, aromatherapy and acupuncture. Laurence has a habit of looking up words he says to “compensate for [his] lousy education,” (Lodge 33) but the words he looks up are not random; they are his subconscious way of putting his cognitive…

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  • Brain Sweat Research Paper

    A hot day, a workout, a nightmare, and the moments before a first date, all have something in common. The production of sweat. It is strange that sweat can be produced by these drastically different activities and moments, but, none the less, sweat is produced in each. Every action, situation, or time that a person sweats can be related to another time that a person sweats. Sweat is the single similarity between working out hard and laying in a bed all day eating cheetos. Furthermore, brain…

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  • The Theme Of White Imperialism In The Shining By Stephen King

    Novelist Stephen King centered on the theme of supremacy characteristic of white males over western native peoples masterfully in his book, The Shining. As a country yearning for new land, a young America stretched its borders into the West. While colonizing, white males believed that they were superior to the native peoples inhabiting the territory, and slaughtered hundreds of them to take over their lands. It’s been believed since those turbulent times in the colonial days of the United…

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  • Body Heat Loss Essay

    (n.d.). Evaporation provides the major defense against overheating. The body’s surface contains approximately 2 million sweat glands. When the hypothalamus senses an increase in core temperature it will act by increasing blood flow to the skin, stimulating the sweat glands. The result is an increase in the rate of water loss through sweating which helps cool down (Vella, S, & Kravitz, n.d.). Physiology of Cardiovascular System Short-term: A physical activity in a hot environment, such as…

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  • Jim Crow Laws In America

    However Wilson wanted to keep the treaty and some legislatures opposed the acceptance. Example of one who opposed the paris treaty was Senator Henry Cabot Lodge his overall claim was “Mankind suddenly virtuous by a statute or written constitution, “ basically saying that people were not ready to accept coherency with good heart no matter if its instituted by a written document. for it was wilson who assured the nation that joining the League of Nations would prevent war simply because a…

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  • Wilson's Reforms

    As such the only one of the points he could negotiate was the creation of the League of Nations which would enforce the new world order that he had not been successful in getting anyone to agree to. The treaty, as it was created put heavy restrictions on the German people, forcing them to give up their colonies, taking their territory, and forcing them to pay $35 billion in reparations after admitting total guilt in the war. It did not open the seas, allow self-determination for colonies, or…

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  • Anishnabe Conceptual Analysis

    This class has broadened my knowledge on indigenous culture. The smudging process and the sweat lodge ceremony gave me an understanding on how indigenous people cope with loses, cleanse/purify their bodies, and pray for loved ones. The smudging process is a way of cleansing your body from negative energy with the use of smoke from burning sage and tobacco. It is believed that negative energy and emotions are lifted away during this process and that your prayers are taken with the smoke to the…

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  • Analysis Of Sharon Acoose's Life

    Prior to when Sharon started participating in Ceremony, she knew very little about her culture. She started learning the basics to her culture at an older age than average. The Sweat Lodge has the power to attract people with very little traditional knowledge and teach them deeper meanings about their culture (Hall, 1985). In addition, it also has the tendency to attract people with distinct tribal knowledge about their culture (Hall, 1985). Sweat lodges also illustrate the persistence of…

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  • The Importance Of Indigenous People

    another ceremonial healing practice which usually uses the four sacred medicines. Cedar, sage, sweetgrass or tobacco is burned in an abalone shell, and they believe “the smell of the burning medicines stimulated the brain to produce beta-endorphins and promote healing processes”. (Johnston, Laurance, 2012, Smudge para.1) They commonly use cedar, which is said to drive out negative energy, or they will burn sweetgrass which invites positive, healing spirits. Sweat lodges are mind, body and…

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