The way we define and perceive health and illness, as well as the way we act on health-seeking behaviors, originates with our families. Spend some time reflecting upon your own health and healing behaviors that you learned from your own family.
In a 2 page Word document, explain the healing traditions that you learned from the family members or culture around you. Answer as frankly as possible, but you may omit any sensitive information.
- How does your family or culture perceive health and illness?
- In the case of illness, where do you go to seek healing?
- Has your view of health and illness changed over time? How so?
- If your view has not changed significantly, then what sorts of different views have you been exposed to over time?