Healing through "Neurodecolonization*"
What is "Neurodecolonization" ? It's an Holistic approach that encourages the process of freeing oneself from the negative impact of Colonization through Traditional and Sacred Indigenous mindfulness and contemplative practices.
In a "Neurodecolonization" workshop, participants will learn how to :
deal and cope with our colonized emotional triggers
rewire our conditioned negative patterns of thought, emotion and behavior with healthy productive ones
reduce stress, anxiety and depression
nurture one's self worth and confidence by reclaiming our true identity
reclaim our Traditional Indigenous Cultural approaches in order to heal and restore well-being
reintegrate awareness and deep listening in daily and ceremonial life
*Neurodecolonization : Dr Michael Yellow Bird PHD
Our Workshops are based on an Indigenous Perspective
and are Customized to meet your needs.
This 2-day Workshop is specifically designed for
Professionals. It will help develop Cultural Competencies to better understand how Intergenerational and Vicarious Trauma affect Indigenous People and their Communities.
CULTURAL SENSITIVITY WORKSHOP
Indigenous Culture and
TRAUMA Informed CARE WORKSHOP
The Healing Journey
This training provides effective tools on how to help break down existing barriers; explore and recognize the impact of trauma; optimize the results of success in healing and well being and manage healthy changes effectively. These practical skills and strategies can be put into action immediately.
Prevention and Tools
Specifically designed for Professionals Organizations, Counsellors and Frontline Workers. This 2-day workshop will provide everyone the tools, techniques and knowledge to avoid, prevent and work through burnout.
- Identify the extend of lateral violence,
- Work to eliminate violent attitudes,
- Reduce the underlying causes,
- Create a positive environment based on healing and cultural revitalization...
CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
In this 2-day workshop, we will be exploring Conflict Resolution from a Community Development perspective:
How important it is to see conflict as an "opportunity"
How to find resolution...
Introduction to IFOT
Focusing is a body-centered and person-centered approach to healing. Indigenous focusing-oriented therapy (IFOT) is a land-based adaption of focusing-oriented therapy. It is particularly effective in the treatment and healing of complex trauma and post-traumatic stress and it is a successful form of therapy for all ages: Children, Youth, Adults and Elders.
YOUTH LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP
Experiential Learning through Games
This 2-day workshop will give our Youth the perfect tools to guide them through life's daily challenges by building a strong foundation for social interaction, decision making, team work and leadership.
GRIEF & LOSS WORKSHOP
Grieving, Healing, Complex Trauma
Grieving and Mourning are necessary steps to successfully help individuals, families and communities stop the effects of trauma. If trauma does occur and not resolved, it could be carried into the next generation.
WORKING with and TRANSFORMING: STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
This 2-day workshop will help participants gain a greater understanding around anxiety and depression.
ways in which stress can lead to anxiety if not managed
steps to help break free from anxiety
the signs and symptoms of SAD and how by recognizing them, we can better self-manage these episodes.
Thoughts are the doorway to know ourselves better and give us an opportunity to transform them. By treating all aspects of self, we can transform these debilitating states. Participants will be giving tools to begin to challenge certain negative thought patterns and understand how collective/accumulation of stress and unresolved traumas play a role in anxiety and depression.
These self-regulation techniques have been proven to help rewire our brains so that we are able to access more our potential. During this workshop, we will also integrate Indigenous, land-based, culturally sensitive practical tools.
THE ART OF SELF CARE
In this 2-day workshop, we will be learning and exploring how:
Self-Care is an act of decolonization.
It is a process that leads us back to Self-Value
To create boundaries and build skills
To apply Self-Care tools to create healthier relationships with ourselves and others
We will use the Medicine wheel as a holistic support approach.
through EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
This workshop focuses on understanding that effective communication is the foundation of our human connections.
Participants will learn how to:
Gain and Improve active listening skills
Deal with triggers
Understand the power of words and how to use them more effectively.
THE 1000 FACES OF ADDICTION
This 2-day workshop will explore the Many Faces of Addiction, such as behavioural verses substance, signs & symptoms, impulses and temptations.
From an indigenous perspective we will also see how repressed trauma and intergenerational trauma have profound impacts on our tendencies to self medicate or numb our pain. We will review Old Traditional views of addiction and how spirit needs ceremony to set down, let go and heal our disconnects.
Land base indigenous tools will be used through out this facilitation, to assist in this moment and help build intention.