Hopi Wellness Clinic

The Hopi Nation is a sovereign land located near the northeast corner of Arizona. It is situated on three mesas that rise from the desert floor, bringing these beautiful people and their villages closer to the sky.

We set up in a small village in Hopi, Arizona, with natural wellness therapies. Visitors present a range of health issues. We are focused on (but not limited to) Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.  Each person receives a Biodynamic session tailored to their needs and can pick up any home health donations we bring up that they need.

Our next visit – March 30th, 2024

Do you want to volunteer with the pop-up? Please send Elizabeth an email.

Required to attend: 1) Complete a short training with Elizabeth on protocols  2) You must be able to meet us in Windslow or Sedona on the 29th. We will caravan and arrive together.  3) You’ll need to take two COVID tests (before coming and when arriving)

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How we came to be

This clinic originated from the organic growth of friendships that became true family on Second Mesa over the past 25 years. Elizabeth would bring her table when visiting elders and help people with their aches and pains, just as she did when visiting her own family. At the time, living in Prescott, AZ, they would also have extended visits to her home and receive more bodywork. Working with the elders and their families, she found unique differences in their bodies compared to the typical “western body” – for instance, a much stronger midline. Elizabeth began bringing her students with permission and a request from her Hopi Grandfather, Quaáh, Morgan Sulfkie. Now, students and peers gather for each visit to see as many Hopi people as possible while bringing home health donations.

Origin Forces Pop-Up Clinic expands!

Behind every natural disaster or shooting, families and communities are suffering. Our Pop-Up Clinic comes to offer compassionate listening with our skilled biodynamic trauma students. Trauma resolution begins when we can re-orient to a sense of safety within our bodies and the greater community.

Where will we go?

The clinic plans to visit neighborhoods, schools, community centers, and churches affected by tragedy. We aim to be an addition to other resources the community may have with our unique biodynamic skill set that holistically supports resolution after shock and trauma. If you want to participate in or donate to Origin Forces’ free pop-up clinics, please contact us.

Origin Forces students + colleagues:

Study group members and colleagues are welcome to join clinics. Specific training will be provided before setting up, depending on the location. Participating as a therapist in the clinic offers a profound learning experience, as volunteers learn so much by working directly with people affected by recent and ongoing tragedies.

Donations

We are a donation-run clinic. All donations are welcome and allow those who need it most to receive sessions for free. The clinic also collects home health donations, including wheelchairs, walkers, and toiletries.

List of things needed:

Anti-Inflammation, Cold + Flu Support, Headache, Detox, Pain Relief
Anything to Support Diabetes + Aging
Art Supplies –Paints, Brushes, Canvas
Baby Bottles + Sippy Cups
Baby Stroller – Baby Carrier
Baby and Toddler Clothes + Toys
Bags of Citrus/ Fruit/Melons
Band Aids + Gauze Bandages
Beads, Sewing, Threads and Yarn
Braces – Knee, Ankle, Back or Neck
Bulk Toilet Paper + Kleenex
Car or Truck! (Many families share one car and makes it hard to work)
Carving Tools – Wood + Metal
Castor Oil
Children’s Books – Specifically by Indigenous Authors
Cinnamon Sticks + Spices
Cleaning Supplies
Cloth Dish Towels + Sponges
Coconut Oil
Coffee- Bulk Ground Containers
Compression Sleeves
Compression Socks
Crutches and Canes
Diapers + Bed Wetting Covers
Dish Soap, Sponges, Buckets
Disinfectant Sprays
Feathers – Parrot or Any
Hand Sanitizer
Hearing Aids
Heavy-Duty Hair Clips for Thick Hair
Herbal Supplements
Herbal Teas – Medicinal or Not
Herbal Tinctures
Hot Water Bags
Kitchen Tools, Silverware
Large Heavy Duty Trash Bags
Liquid Soap for Handwashing/Laundry
Magnifying Glasses, Readers Strong
Masks + Scarves + Bandanas
Menstrual Pads + Feminine Care
Nail Kits
Neosporin and Hydrogen Peroxide
New Bath Towels/ Washcloths
Night Lights – Indoor and Outdoor
Organic Tobacco
Osha Root
Pain Relief
Pill Boxes – Day of Week
Sage, Sweetgrass
Sea Salt
Shower Chairs + Bed Pans
Skin Lotion + Salves
Soap and Shampoo – Hair Oils
Squishy Floor Mat- for standing on feet
Tools of Any Kind – Work Gloves
Toothbrushes + Toothpaste
Walkers with Wheels
Wheelchairs