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Aunty Rachel "Lahela" Kruse, MSW, CSAC

Cultural Practitioner

Rachel "Lahela" Kruse, MSW, CSAC, is a Cultural Practitioner, currently residing on Hawai'i Island who works closely with those dealing with substance abuse and addiction using traditional healing methods of Ho'oku'u'ka hewa for the individual then implementing Ho'oponopono for the family. Lahela is immersed in a cultural-based approach in working with haumana (students/clients) to get to the core of the individual's trauma by looking at their past so they can face their present and move forward to a healthy and thriving future. She recieved her cultural immersion training from 2 prominent Kupuna (elders) Aunty Pearl Ulunuiokamamalu Kanaka'ole Garmon and Aunty Lynette Kahekili Kahopuiki Paglinawan. Lahela recieved her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hawai'i, Hilo then obtaining her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Lahela has been working for 20+ years with youth, adults, and comunity dealing with the struggles of substance abuse.

Product Type
On Demand

Learning to Tell Our Stories and our Clients' Stories

Total Credits: 2 including 2 American Psychological Association, 2 Association of Social Worker Boards, 2 National Board of Certified Counselors, 2 California Board of Registered Nurses, 2 California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Trauma in General |  *Area of Emphasis: Cultural  |  *Area of Emphasis: Substance Abuse
Jared Yurow, Psy.D |  Aunty Rachel "Lahela" Kruse, MSW, CSAC
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Short Description:
Trauma occurs when a person's or people's natural life force or "mana" is constricted or interrupted. Forms of trauma are mental, spiritual and physical and produce pain--all are all connected.
$35.00 - Base Price

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