University of New Mexico
Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy & Spirit
University of New Mexico

Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy & Spirit

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Eliseo (Cheo) Torres
Mario Del Angel-Guevara

Instructors: Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

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No prior experience required
18 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Provide information on the healing traditions, rituals, and remedies of Curanderismo.

  • Interpret the spiritual/energetic components by observing the importance of creating a sacred space and healing through traditional events.

  • Compare different types of spiritual/energetic cleansings including Tonalli and susto magical fright.

  • Describe the benefits of Laugh theraphy, sound and music and how they can transform your life.

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There are 6 modules in this course

Laurencio shows an energetic cleansing and the elements involved in it. Rita explains how to heal traumatic experiences.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, students will recognize different types of limpias. Velia highlights the importance of people’s needs whether they are spiritual, mental or physical in this cleansing. In the Tonalli Cleansing, Patricia will explain how to open a power portal that travels through the energetic meridian in a patient.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Rita explains the variety of incense burners used in traditional energetic cleansings and demonstrates her own type of cleansing with copal incense. She demonstrates how laughter reduces negativity and hostility and increases efficiency and morale.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Rita and others demonstrate the health benefits of the plants, vibrations of the drum, and other items and elements that are part of the sweatlodge temazcal, ceremony.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz

Juan Carlos performs a traditional healing technique by using the vibrations of the conch shell sound in combination with the obsidian stone. Elena discusses the impact of music, sound, and song on our health.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Rita and Tonita, discuss the creation of a sacred space (an altar) that they create with natural elements. This sacred space is part of a temazcal sweat lodge ceremony, which honors the four directions. Dr. Anselmo Torres provides insight on the meaning and significance of one Mexico’s most important celebrations, the Day of the Dead.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz


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5.0 (43 ratings)
Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

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University of New Mexico
5 Courses41,915 learners
Mario Del Angel-Guevara

Top Instructor

University of New Mexico
5 Courses41,915 learners

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