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Healing, Step Four: Relate

“We need space to share our whole selves with each other and understand we don’t have to agree in order to respect each other.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)   Strength in Diversity When my […]

Healing, Step Three – Listen

“We must acknowledge the wisdom of those excluded from and exploited by the system, who possess exactly the perspective and wisdom needed to fix it.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, 2nd edition, © 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA)On to Listening! In Step One, we let […]

Healing, Step Two: Apologize

“We must apologize for the hurts we’ve caused.” (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA) Today we look at step two of Edgar Villanueva’s “Seven Steps to Healing” as applied to interpersonal relationships: Apologizing for the hurts […]

Healing, Step One: Grieve

“We have to stop and feel the hurts we’ve endured.”  (From “Seven Steps to Healing” by Edgar Villanueva in Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides, second edition, copyright 2021, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc, Oakland, CA) As promised, this blog is the first installment where I will take Edgar Villanueva’s excellent healing model, (designed to address […]

The 7 Steps to Healing

“Mutual respect is the foundation of genuine harmony.” (the 14th Dalai Lama) I Went to a Conference and a Book Broke Out So there I was, watching the replay of a trauma summit segment, and this guy, Edgar Villanueva, started saying all of these things that I regularly say. Not the usual therapisty things, but […]