Over many years of partnership with traditional healers in the Amazon, we have developed an integrative approach. During these exchanges, we noticed that Western society tends to favor verbal explanations, placing its consciousness primarily in the mind, whereas among indigenous peoples, this necessity is less pronounced.

These differences often led to unproductive exchanges at the beginning of our research due to very marked cultural disparities. Throughout the years spent in this environment, our interactions with the healers allowed us to grasp a deeper meaning through oral tradition, which requires significant time investment to be fully appreciated. We developed the ability to decode and make accessible to the Western world the content of experiences that might otherwise elude it, thus contributing to overcoming these cultural differences.

We observed that in indigenous transmission, a sometimes strict framework, including ascetic diets and drastic isolation, is followed. By making this system slightly more flexible, we achieved more positive results. Respecting tradition, we progressively adapted the learning of this indigenous practice while preserving its integrity. This subtle adaptation led to a better understanding of its essence and potential. In reexamining this approach, we reduced the duration of isolation, sometimes spread over several months or years, to a format of a few weeks more in line with our current lifestyle. By loosening some constraints, such as total isolation, we encouraged enrichment through oral tradition and individual discussions, thus following a therapeutic protocol adapted to each person. This created a conducive exchange space for a more welcoming reception of this tradition, respecting the deep need of this culture to have an authentic experience, while enriching it with sometimes incomplete oral tradition and a psychological approach conducive to the success of this experience on a personal level.

Now, to better meet the constraints of our modern lifestyles, we offer online workshops and conferences to delve into this subject, allowing a remote exploration of our Integrative Approach. This initiative aims to provide better compliance with current schedules while enabling a enriching immersion in the teachings of Amazonian traditional healers, from the comfort of one’s home. These events are offered several times a year. Not only do they provide a privileged opportunity to assess progress, integrate experiences, and answer questions while staying connected, but they can also serve as an introduction and preliminary preparation for an on-site retreat. These online workshops and conferences represent a unique opportunity to explore our integrative approach and perhaps get acquainted. In summary, our ongoing commitment is to share the teachings of Amazonian traditional healers in an accessible, respectful, and contemporary manner, thus opening the door to a deeper understanding and personal transformation for everyone. Continuing on this path, we have received numerous positive feedback on this approach, validating its relevance and interest. These encouraging responses demonstrate the positive impact of our integrative approach in the transmission of teachings from Amazonian traditional healers. We are determined to continue our commitment, offering a wider audience the opportunity to explore, understand, and undergo personal transformation through our integrative approach, accessible, respectful, and adapted to our time.