Dadirri: Ancient Aboriginal Mindfulness Traditions

We Al-li

Helene Collard – Lead Facilitator
Tanietta DeLauney – Facilitator in Training

Two-day workshop for growing cross cultural communities of care and communities of practice in trauma integrated services.

Aim of this workshop
The main aim of this workshop is to locate the ancient Aboriginal tradition of mindfulness within the work of trauma recovery in Australia and elsewhere.

Objectives of the workshop
The workshop objectives are to establish principles of practice, using mindfulness in self-care, family care and community care and in the development of communities of care, and communities of practice in all trauma recovery work. On completion of this workshop participants should be able to:
• Utilize the practice of Dadirri as an Ancient Mindfulness tradition essential in all trauma recovery – community healing work.
• Recognise the importance of cultural fitness in all community work.
• Use the cultural tradition of mindfulness in self-care and care practice while undertaking trauma recovery work.
• Identify issues of self-awareness and demonstrate the skills of journaling or story mapping as a conscious and cognitive record of the self-awareness, self-reflective process.
• Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to enable effective communication in trauma recovery work using symbols, art, and music in storytelling and story-mapping.
• Define and support the development of communities of care.
• Critically analyse concepts in establishing communities of practice and be able to respond to trauma recovery – healing across generations.
• Implement community development processes for building community-healing networks.

Helene Collard is a Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Facilitator, and a Reiki Teacher & Practitioner. Helene is a first generation Australian, and her ancestral roots are grounded in Mauritius, Madagascar, France and Ireland. Helene is a Lead Facilitator for We Al-li, an Aboriginal trauma-informed organisation that contributes to research, and delivers training to individuals, organisations and communities. Helene has delivered We Al-li workshops in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, including in NSW, Qld, Vic, NT, WA & SA Helene has also presented at conferences, forums and staff development days. Helene has been practicing Reiki since 2007 and began sharing and teaching Reiki professionally in 2015. In 2016, Helene founded the Yemaya Centre for Reiki and Wellbeing, in Lismore, NSW, and continues to practice and teach Reiki there. Helene is an advocate for Reiki in health care settings and hopes to lead such a program in the future. Outside of work, Helene has two children which keep her laughing and active, a loving partner, and a large extended family who mostly live in Melbourne, where Helene grew up. Not surprisingly then, Helene is a lifelong and vocal supporter of the Collingwood Football Club, and is a great lover of music and the arts, and is currently learning to play the guitar and sing.

Tanietta Delauney - Masters of Indigenous Studies, Bachelor Indigenous Studies (Trauma and Healing), Cert IV Training and Assessment. Tanietta has developed and delivered Wiradjuri language programs in local primary schools around the Mudgee area. Tanietta worked as a Native Title Liaison Officer for her Native Title group and developed many cultural heritage programs, and delivered these to the local community, and members of the local mine. Tanietta learned to speak her language and became reunited with her cultural ways and connected to her country as part of her own healing journey after leaving university. Tanietta currently works with traumatised women and children at the local Aboriginal women's refuge and uses a trauma informed approach to all the work she does.

This event counts as 15 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

For full details regarding the workshop please go to the website.

10/11/2021 9:30 AM - 11/11/2021 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Invercauld House 173 Invercauld Road Goonellabah, NSW 2480 AUSTRALIA

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