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date: 08 March 2021

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This article views illness and disease as manifestations of deeper imbalances within a given system and healing as the process by which balance is restored. Whether the focus here is a sociocultural, economic, political, religious, psychological, emotional, organ, or human system, illnesses and issues such as racism, global warming, dysfunctional communities, individual and social dilemmas in the life cycle, wars, and the myriad health concerns the world over can all be viewed as imbalances in systems. Moreover, although this article views all places of education as spaces of potential healing, it is particularly concerned with the “Western” academy, which can serve as a powerful force to facilitate healing or, contrarily, to perpetuate a “malignant social psychology.” Through an approach of interdisciplinary cultural education, this article attempts to address how healthy models of education can be introduced into an ill-structured sociocultural frame that has given rise to “sociocultural diseases” or imbalances.

Keywords: global warming, potential healing, malignant social psychology, sociocultural frame, sociocultural diseases

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