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Update: May 2018

One Bite at a Time MAP Series, Part 1
The Co-Creative White Brotherhood Medical Assistance Program
by Machaelle Wright

Every so often we get a call from someone who used MAP years ago, let it go and are now remembering how helpful it was. MAP is for anyone who feels that his or her present medical support is not enough.

What is MAP?
MAP is a comprehensive medical program that addresses our physical, emotional and mental health, including our overall well-being. It is a program that connects you with the medical unit of the White Brotherhood where we are each "assigned" a team of physicians whose expertise best meets our individual needs. The only things that are required to use MAP are the book and your willingness to learn the program. As a program, it couldn't be more simple. With MAP you have high quality medical assistance any time day or night, and it's at no charge.

If the name "White Brotherhood" made your eyes cross, and you're imagining some crazed, racist organization (it's not!) read this message from Machaelle: About That White Brotherhood

People often get started with MAP because they have hit a wall with other traditional, allopathic and alternative practices. Or a friend will hand them a copy. Or they see the MAP book and it just strikes a chord inside them that says, "Yes." If you have been thinking about MAP, this might be the time to pick up the book and get started.

Perhaps you've been working with MAP for a long time and would like to expand on the kinds of things you address or get help with new issues. We encourage you to dust off your MAP book and read it again. You'll find answers to lingering questions, improve your communication and get better results.

What can you address with MAP?
What exactly do "physical, emotional and mental health" and "overall well-being" and "individual needs" mean?  Here is a long list of examples that barely scratches the surface of what's possible.

  • "I'm struggling with my weight. I'm much larger (or smaller) than I think I should be."
  • "I am sad all the time and everything I've tried to do to feel better just isn't working."
  • "I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I'll need to get blood drawn, but I always bruise. And I'm terrified of needles."
  • "I just fell down the stairs and might have broken my ankle. I'm on the way to the emergency room now."
  • "I'm getting my third round of radiation therapy."
  • "My neck, shoulder and hip keep shifting out of alignment."
  • "I was in a car accident 20 years ago and I am still struggling with the pain and trauma."
  • "I'm tired all of the time. I used to have a lot of energy."
  • "I just found out I'm pregnant! I want to make sure I take extra good care of my health."
  • "I'm in a new relationship and want some help maintaining my balance and perspective, so I don't fall into old patterns."
  • "My doctor just told me I'm pre-diabetic."
  • "I just found out I have shingles. I've tested PIC and started taking the Solutions. Help me deal with the pain that's keeping me up at night."
  • "I have another urinary tract infection and the usual treatments aren't helping this time."
  • "I'm getting a divorce, my youngest of three kids just started college, and my oldest is about to get married . . . a little stressed here."
  • "My doctor prescribed a new medication and it's making me constipated."
  • "I'm going to counseling and would like some extra support." OR "Help me with what just came up during today's counseling session."
  • "My spouse died six months ago and the grief still feels unbearable."
  • "I can't seem to stay healthy, I keep catching every bug that wanders by."
  • "I just started a new job after 20 years at the same company and the learning curve is overwhelming."
  • "I retired a year ago, which was exciting at first, but lately I'm not sure what to do with myself and I'm feeling lost."

Hopefully, you noted that these examples are not all just "physical" or just "emotional" or just "mental" issues. Sometimes, someone will call us on the Question Hot Line and say, "I thought you could only address physical stuff." Or they'll ask, "Isn't MAP only for emotional issues?" No!

It's important not to get stuck in a pattern of thinking MAP can only help you with a certain kind of health concern. If you aren't sure whether your problem is one you can address with MAP, tell your team the issue and ask, "Is this something I can address with MAP?" If you're still not sure, you can always call us on the Question Hot Line to talk it through and find out.

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Perelandra Voices
Machaelle Wright introduced MAP over 25 years ago, publishing the first edition of the MAP book in 1990. This book and the program it introduced was the result of seven years of research and work at Perelandra with nature and the White Brotherhood. The second edition was released just a few years later, and has been translated into four languages. The third edition, adding helpful refinements and the use of ETS for Humans, was published in 2006.

Many thousands of people around the world have MAP teams and successfully address a diverse range of individual health concerns with MAP. And many of those people have shared their experiences. You can read their stories here: Perelandra Voices on MAP »

More About MAP
Part 2: Using ETS for Humans with MAP »
Part 3: Misconceptions and Misinformation About MAP »
Part 4: Tips for Working Better with MAP »
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