How Culture Connects to Healing & Recovery | Fayth Parks | TEDxAugusta
June 28, 2022
“Conventional medicine minimizes cultural formulations as legitimate partners. However, there are connections between cultural practices and modern medicine. Passionate and insightful, psychologist Fayth Parks reveals how common elements in healing traditions connect a person to positive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Dr. Parks shares her personal journey and, from her research, an age-old blueprint for healing and recovery.
Fayth Parks is a licensed psychologist and associate professor at Georgia Southern University. She has over 25 years experience studying disparities in rural education, rural health care access, and cultural competency training. In 2009, she was a David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality at the Library of Congress. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx.”