Focus on Healing

Focus on Healing

This past October marked the 10th annual Body, Mind and Spirit Conference, which brought healing practitioners from around the nation to UW-Stout.

Anthropologist Hank Wesselman presented the pre-conference workshop, Spirit Medicine: An Overview of Shamanic Healing.His presentation examined the nature of health, illness and healing from the cross-cultural perspectives of indigenous peoples. He also was a keynote speaker for the main conference.

Visionary hoop dancer Kevin Locke performed “The Hoop of Life” on the last day of the conference. Locke employed 28 hoops, the traditional frame drum and traditional singers to depict the natural, visionary process of life emerging from the darkness of winter into the light of spring.

More than 20 other presenters offered sessions on alternative methods of healing, personal growth and spirituality.

Since its inception, the event has been co-chaired by conference founders Tom Franklin and Bob Salt.

For more information on the conference, visit

Summer Outlook 2012