Indigenous Family Wellness Learning Circle Part 2, with Patricia Vickers
January 30, 2024 - February 1, 2024
Indigenous Perspectives of Healing PTSD with Patricia Vickers, PhD
Outline: Senator Murray Sinclair, as the Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, heard thousands of accounts from Indian Residential School survivors. The discovery of child remains at Indian Residential Schools across Canada has brought into Canadian consciousness the historical atrocities that have impacted Indigenous peoples for generations.
This three day training is an introduction to the neurobiology of trauma grounded in Indigenous approaches to healing and spiritual balance and includes:
- An overview of the neurobiology of trauma in relation to Indigenous history
- Psychosocial conditioning as it applies to conditioning and possibility
- Cultural teachings, language and principles that support transformational change
- Spiritual practices that support transformational change
- Practical exercises for self-regulations
- Resources to support ongoing learning
Dr. Vickers, through her mother’s adoption by an Eagle Chief, is a member of the Eagle clan from the village of Gitxaala, British Columbia and carries a feast hall name from her village as well as from the Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola, British Columbia. With the help of neurofeedback, altered-state of consciousness inquiry, and traditional ceremonies, she teaches spiritual transformation, healing trauma, awakening, forgiveness, and unearthing layers to find the authentic self.
To register, complete and return the registration form with payment.
Workshop runs from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Registrants may also be interested in taking Part 1 of the Learning Circle, the “Indigenous Family Training, Rewrapping our Families” workshop with Jann Derrick on Jan. 27-28 (full description in registration form).