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ERIC Number: EJ746901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1533-7731
The Impact of the Sweat Lodge Ceremony on Dimensions of Well-Being
Schiff, Jeannette Wagemakers; Moore, Kerrie
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, v13 n3 p48-69 2006
The importance of traditional healing practices for First Nations people has created interest in traditional ceremonies, including sweat lodges, which are increasingly incorporated into programs serving Aboriginal people. Despite the fact that traditional healing practices have always been valued by Aboriginal people, there is virtually no research on their efficacy. The results of a pilot study that measured the impact of the sweat lodge ceremony on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains of individual participants indicated that an increase in spiritual and emotional well-being of participants was directly attributable to the ceremony. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs. University of Colorado Health Services Center, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. Tel: 303-724-1414; Fax: 303-724-1474; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada