“Lessons from my Elders: How Traditional Healers are Changing my Medical Practice”
During this 45-60 minute session Dr. Behn Smith will recount stories of her experiences traveling the globe and learning from over a dozen traditional healers. She will reflect on common themes that emerged within these teachings and how she works to bring these into her current family practice. This will be an interactive session with opportunities for participants to ask questions or share their own experience and wisdom related to this issue.
Dr. Daniele Behn Smith is Eh Cho Dene of the Fort Nelson First Nation and has Metis roots in the Red River Valley. She recently relocated to Edmonton to practice Family Medicine as part of the faculty at the University of Alberta. Previously, she was enjoying the Northern life as a GP in the Yukon. She had the remarkable opportunity to participate in the documentary series Medicine Woman which profiled her travels to Indigenous communities around the globe to learn from traditional healers. As a result, she continues to have a strong interest in Traditional Healing and Integrative Medicine.
Download Dr. Behn-Smith’s Presentation Notes: Knowing our Spirits