Exploring loss and the journey of grieving is an act of courage and self love. The pathway to peace and a return of daily joy can be long, but when we are willing to accept support in processing loss, grief can be transformed to a happier place.
This workshop will give individuals an opportunity to work through some of their pain from the losses they have experiences throughout their life. The goal of this workshop is to create and sustain an environment that is comfortable and safe for all participants to process thoughts and feelings.
This workshop will focus on the signs of ‘Lateral Violence.’ We will take a look at what that term means, the techniques used to hold it in place, information used to justify lateral violence, and how it can be shifted or stopped in organizations, the community, and on a personal level. We will explore historical events beginning at colonization that have created or contributed to pain that continues to express itself in tragic and harmful ways.
The goal is to bring a clearer understanding to the term ‘Lateral Violence,’ so participants can have an opportunity to see if they in any way contribute to the harmful ways people treat one another. When understanding is gained, then action can be taken to begin to stop the pain and the cyclic, habitual ways in which individuals harm one another.
Lateral Violence is not always intentional. The important thing is to understand more clearly what is going on and why, so that we can begin to manage our power in more life-serving ways, so that more joyful, loving expression/communication is shared in the work place, our homes and in the general community.
We all have some awareness of the pain of “losing face.” Speaking shame requires us to develop names and terms to describe some of the most painful and abstract concepts that we as humans have to confront.
In this workshop we will look at the beauty of the traditional ways in which our ancestors parented. The objective is to explore ways to enhance the gift of parenting to the next generations, offering skills and reminders about teaching respect, honour and strength to the children.
Our Elders have taught us that what we do to the current generation will ripple through the next seven generations. It takes a whole village to raise a child. Many have forgotten these teachings due to the changes and traumas imposed on the Aboriginal people of this land. Residential School was an institution; institutionalized parenting is what has resulted after two hundred years of our Elders losing their role in our children’s lives. The hugs did not come in Residential School; instead there was abuse, isolation and abandonment. Loving intent is to be a nurturing parent, but what happens when such parenting has not been modelled?
The goal of this workshop is to explore and bring forth a deeper understanding of what has been forgotten from our traditional teachings about parenting. It is an invitation for participants to be open to exploring how to be the best parent that they can be, and perhaps to re-parent themselves.
Managing emotional crisis is about understanding how to manage oneself more effectively when negative emotions are stimulated.