“The True Root of Illness -- Maté” on August 19 Why Shamanism Now Radio Show with Christina Pratt

On the next episode of "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” teacher, author and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt continues her exploration of illness and discusses the work of Dr. Gabor Maté and now psychological/emotional stresses can impact our physical health.

Portland, OR, August 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Streaming live on the Co-Creator Radio Network on Tuesday, August 19, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity,” shaman and founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing Christina Pratt tells listeners that one significant root of disease is the chronic stress created in the body by suppression or denial of emotions and the resulting abnormal release of emotions. In her continuation of her exploration of looking at illness through a different lens started in last week’s show, Pratt quotes Dr. Gabor Maté: “Complex unconscious psychological stresses underlie and contribute to all chronic medical conditions, from cancer and addiction to depression and multiple sclerosis.”

In this week’s episode of “Why Shamanism Now?” titled “The True Root of Illness— Maté,” Pratt explores how looking at illness through a different lens opens up new possible paths to health and well-being. Given the message in Maté’s work, an aspect of our path to health and well-being must be to learn to express our emotional life in timely, honest, and healthy ways. Since contemporary people have no idea what healthy emotional lives feel like, Pratt offers listeners’ Maté’s template to investigate our emotional life and a standard for the emotional competence and honesty needed to support vital health and well-being.

Christina Pratt is a contemporary shaman specializing in mending the soul and transforming the parts of life that feel impossible. A teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration, Pratt brings the power of shamanism into the practical grasp of anyone willing to take responsibility for improving the quality of their life. Her book An Encyclopedia of Shamanism clearly discusses the basic concepts of shamanism, methods, and traditions of over 50 different shamanic peoples. Pratt is the founder of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, creator of the original Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing course at the University of Minnesota, and a frequent and honored speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association.

"Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity," a live internet talk radio show with host Christina Pratt, airs Tuesdays at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern time on co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/shamanism/host_bio.htm. Each week host Christina Pratt and guests explore the practical application of shamanic skills in our contemporary lives to create robust well-being, strong and clear community connections, and life enriching spiritual maturity. Listeners can ask questions by calling 512-772-1938 or via Skype. Prior episodes from "Why Shamanism Now" can be downloaded for free by visiting whyshamanismnow.com. Pratt also talks about Shamanic Healing on YouTube.

Upcoming Last Mask Center events include a Shamanic Journey Circle on August 20 and a Last Mask Community Teleseminar on August 27. A new session of Pratt’s four-year training – Masks of Illusion and the Authentic Self – begins on August 20 in Portland, OR. For more information on these and other events, see the monthly calendar on http://www.lastmaskcenter.org/calendar/. For more information on Christina Pratt, the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing, or to order An Encyclopedia of Shamanism at a special discounted rate, visit www.lastmaskcenter.org. For additional information or to arrange an interview with Pratt, please contact Linda Woznicki, 845-417-8811, marketing@lastmaskcenter.org
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