In a weekend workshop, Sidi Hakim Archuletta teaches us about holistic healing practices and techniques rooted in the rich wisdom of our traditions. In this two-day workshop, you will learn about having a presence and a deeper connection with yourself and others. He visited MCC on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
About the Speaker:
Hakim Archuletta has worked within the healing arts profession for over 50 years. His first formal studies were in the Fine Arts which he studied in the 1960s in Berkeley where his expertise ranged from graphic arts to theater, cinema, and ethnomusicology. He studied homeopathy and apprenticed in London in the early 1970s. Thereafter, he continued his studies in the Middle East, England, and North Africa in the mid-1970s and in Pakistan in the late 1970s, where he earned the title of “Hakim”. Returning to the Americas in 1980, he began teaching students privately and established a family practice clinic in Santa Barbara, California. Today he lectures and teaches classes and workshops nationally and internationally on Islamic Medicine, Somatic Experiencing, and trauma therapy.
He has worked within the healing arts profession for over forty years. His interest in natural medicine, the body, and God’s Creation began as a young child. Previous, formal studies were in Fine Arts, graphic arts, cinema, theatre, and ethnomusicology.
After becoming Muslim he began the study of homeopathy with John Damonte in London, was invited to study traditional Unani medicine in the manner of the Hakims by Hakim Muhammad Said of the Hamdard foundation, and did so with various Hakims (traditional Islamic Doctors) his primary teacher being Hakim Taqiuddin Ahmad in Karachi where he also learned traditional pharmacy and was supported by grants from The Bawani Trust.
Returning to the United States he began practicing what he had learned, set up a family practice clinic in Santa Barbara California, began teaching students and acting as a counselor, taught science at the high school level for many years and ran many homeopathic study groups for professionals and laypersons. He began to travel and teach counseling, and lecturing for many years at such institutions as UC Berkeley, Harvard, George Washington University, Columbia, Yale, Wellesley, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, and many others as well as in communities across the country and the world.
He has students and patients across the world, writes, reads, and organizes poetry readings, he addressed and led the New Mexico State Legislature in prayer following 9/11 and more recently began to focus on trauma, was trained in the methods of Dr. Peter Levine and others and does training in these principles and is developing these methods, with students and colleagues, within the foundations of our Islamic traditions.
He lives with his wife and son in the mountains of New Mexico. He works a great deal via the internet and travels often for workshops and lectures.