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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

An Indigenous Perspective on Modern Times

Joan-Marie Lartin, Ph.D., RN, a psychotherapist practicing in south central Pennsylvania, will present a special seminar, Keeping Your Head Above Water In Perilous Times—Indigenous and Spiritual Perspectives on Our Turbulent Times, from 4 to 6 p.m., April 14, at Carlisle Bowenwork.


She says, “Indigenous and other spiritual sources have a big picture of these times, using large-scale epochs as a way to understand present and potential future human realities.” Lartin has been studying these perspectives since 2008, when she spent two weeks with a group of Mayan elders in Guatemala. She discovered the large-scale time perspective with Barbara Hand Clow, a spiritual teacher, in 1997, and learned about the Hopi nation’s prophecies in 2009. This larger perspective and some practical suggestions for navigating in these extra ordinary times are presented during talk, with time for Q&A.


Larkin uses Bowen Family Systems Therapy, neurofeedback training and neurotransmitter testing to treat adults for depression, anxiety, PTSD, child abuse, sexual assault, marital problems, work-related issues and stress-related physical problems.


Cost is $40, limited to 20 people. Location: 616 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg. To register, call 717-386-8279 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit