In this deeply personal and powerful conversation, UArizona student Belle Johns talks with clinical psychologist and author Eduardo Duran, PhD about his journey, writings and wisdom gained from his spiritual teacher and how that informed the development of his groundbreaking works, Healing the Soul Wound: Trauma-Informed Counseling for Indigenous Communities and Buddha in Redface.
In this conversation, Belle and Ed move deeply into sharing personal experiences and perspectives together, including their insights on the power of compassion in the healing process.
About Eduardo Duran, PhD: Ed Duran (Apache/Tewa/Lakota) is a psychologist who has been working in indigenous communities most of his professional career. He is a Vietnam Veteran who started his academic training after being discharged from the US Navy. He has been involved in Buddhist and traditional Native practices for many years, and his work is informed by traditional Indigenous understanding of heart knowing.
Dr. Duran is the author of Healing the Soul Wound: Trauma-Informed Counseling for Indigenous Communities and Buddha in Redface.