Blending Western Practices with Traditional Aboriginal Approaches to Healing

Friday, June 5, 2020

9:00 am to 4:40 pm

What can modern counselors, therapists and others learn from aboriginal healing traditions?

In this 1-day workshop, Order of Ontario recipient  Elder Little Brown Bear will share practices developed thousands of years ago and still used today to help people on their healing journeys  dealing with life’s difficulties and addressing  issues of trauma , addictions, mental well-being (health), anxiety, depression, anger, anti-social behaviour and other challenges faced by  individuals, families and communities.

You will learn about how these healing practices developed and how to apply them in clinical and non- clinical settings. The day will include true life accounts from community members who have benefited from this approach along with Q and A, demonstrations and hands-on practise.

The Elder will discuss step-by-step the mindset and processes behind specific interventions such as teachings on human interactions and behaviours towards others, the Medicine Wheel, the Seven Grandfathers, and the use of traditional medicines. These valued interventions continue to be effective in treating difficulties such as trauma, addictions, mental well-being (health) loneliness, depression and anxiety in clinical and non-clinical settings.

This workshop will benefit and inspire all therapists/counsellors working with any population.

You will learn—

  • How aboriginal healing practises were developed and their relevance today
  • About current approaches to trauma, addictions, mental-wellbeing (health)
  • Practical applications of these aboriginal practices that can be integrated into your therapeutic and counselling approach.
  • The Seven Grandfathers teachings
  • How to use the Medicine Wheel to live in harmony and balance to help on a person’s healing journey

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Traditional Indigenous Healing for a Multi-Cultural Clientele

Integrating Traditional Indigenous Healing Practices

Working with Anger

Elder Little Brown Bear (Ernest Matton)  
Life and society before colonization
9:00 am – 10:30 am

How historical events and prophesy impact individuals and their personal healing, How healing methods have emerged/are emerging from specific crises in history and those that are foretold

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Principles of incorporating traditional healing practices into clinical and non-clinical settings
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

How to use the Medicine wheel to balance the healing journey and walking in the Seven Grandfathers

Lunch (on your own)
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Presentations by community members
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

to illustrate traditional healing in action

Rotating facilitated break out groups
2:00 – 2:35 pm

To give participants a chance to receive more detailed insight into working with a range of true life scenarios in clinical settings

2:45 pm – 2:55 pm
The importance of ceremonies
2:55 pm – 4:40 pm

The role of community support in personal healing, Closing ceremony

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Event Detail

June 5, 2020 9:00 am
June 5, 2020 4:40 pm