Our vision is to create healthy people, families, communities and at the same time take care of the planet through offering holistic education programs to support those experiencing mental health and alcohol and other drug addictions.
Our mission is to educate and empower people to become resourceful enough to self-heal. We believe that every person has the ability to take control of their own lives with the right resources and supports. The programs and resources offered through the Sacred Medicine Institute allow people, loved ones and AOD workers/Organisations to work holistically to achieve their goals.
What is Sacred Medicine?
Sacred Medicine looks beyond the Bio-medical approach to health and wellness. It works with the person as a whole which encompasses the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self.
Sacred Medicine works as a treatment model to not only manage the symptoms that arise from dis-ease but also works to heal the root cause of mental health and addictions. When a person experiences mental, emotional, physical or spiritual abuse they become imbalanced. Thoughts and beliefs become negative, emotions are suppressed and the spirit becomes sick which creates an imbalance in the physical body and dis-ease presents.
Sacred Medicine works with the past, present and future and sees life as being circular. All things are connected and if we can heal past hurts in the present moment then we have a better chance of creating a healthier future.
Sacred Medicine is the body’s capacity to heal itself and enables the person to become self-empowered through offering support, nurturing and education. It allows the person to find their own medicine through self-discovery and use processes to help move forward and live in the present moment.
Sacred Medicine combines evidence based theories and Indigenous philosophies including; Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Based Therapy, Holistic Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Nutrition, Art Therapy, Journaling, Digital Storytelling, Nature Based Therapy, Energy & Intuitive Healing, Tissue Salt Therapy and Flower Essence Therapy.
The Sacred Medicine Institute logo represents the four elements of the self being;
Mental – Yellow Symbolised the Sun
Emotional – Blue symbolises the Water/Moon
Physical – Green Symbolises the Earth
Spiritual – White symbolises the Spirit
The Eagles represents wisdom. When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.