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Healing in Our Mother's Womb: The Temazcal in Curanderismo
with Caroline Ortiz, MPH, MSN, RN, NC-BC

Complementary and alternative medicine is growing in popularity and beginning to find more acceptance in allopathic medicine. In this workshop, Caroline Ortiz, RN will present a broad view of the traditional wisdom with origins in ancient Mesoamerica and health practices of curanderismo from Mexico. She will lead us in an intimate discovery of curanderismo and an imaginal experiential inside the structure of the temazcal, a construction within which traditional ceremonies and rituals for healing are done. This exploration aims to introduce some of curanderismo’s traditional wisdom as a way of building cross-cultural understanding, advancing health for all, and a reimagined space for holistic healing.

1.5 Contact Hours provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #16504) and continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval #138749 


With over 25 years of nursing experience, Caroline Ortiz combines holistic health approaches with conventional medical care in her practice. She is on faculty with the Pacific College of Health and Science Holistic Nursing Programs and is a PhD candidate investigating the traditional healing practices of Mexican American women.


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