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A Center for Self-Healing, Cultivation of Well-Being through an Integrated Practice of Physical, Spiritual, and Community Growth

TRAU•MA

ˈtroumə,ˈtrômə/

a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

RE•LIEF

rəˈlēf/

1. a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress.

Trauma is the consequence when we are placed in a situation where we feel helpless and disempowered. 

It affects each of us, whether we realize it or not. It doesn't have to be war or abuse. Many people find it difficult to stay optimistic after a traumatic experience.

THE MAYE CENTER STORY
Courtesy of Michael Lozano of VoiceWaves - Long Beach, CA

Someone recently asked the question, “…why does MAYE use agriculture as a basis for healing when it was the central piece used during the Genocide against the people?.”  I never knew where to put an explanation on our site until just recently. Since agriculture; farming and its attendant activities and positive outcomes begin with nature as its core, agriculture is used as the basis for all elements in our healing process and therefore, it was decided to make it part of Our Vision.  

I explain it this way… …..the Communists broke us from our roots and cultural connections to earth and nature.  Through the militant and authoritarian practices that were brought to bear, nature was used by man to inflict harmful memories.  It was and is, the disconnect from nature and our food and our surroundings that caused Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brought  despair to so much of the population. 

The MAYE Center addresses this head-on and calls it into the field of observation and self-experience with nature once again…for wholesome connections with our culture create pathways to health in mind, body and spirit.

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