• Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (map)
  • 2001 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
  • Montréal, QC, H2X 2T3
  • Canada

Healing Our Soul Wounds: Trauma-Sensitive Therapeutic practices from an Indigenous Perspective

This workshop is a part of the Cabot Square Project series of professional workshops. Healing Our Soul Wounds offers a safe space and practical techniques for service providers to integrate trauma-sensitive mind-body practices from an Indigenous perspective. This workshop is experiential and participants are invited to reflect and share through circle, as well as use traditional medicines, including tobacco, sage, cedar, sweetgrass, and an eagle feather. Themes discussed include decolonizing trauma theories, how to safely incorporate simple mind-body practices for Indigenous clients, and how to create and hold sacred space. Participants will understand how breath, movement, alignment and stillness can support interventions and will be encouraged to embody techniques for their own self-care.

Jessica Barudin, Kwakwaka’wakw from the ‘Namgis First Nation is an Indigenous Health Practitioner and Consultant. Jessica has a Masters of Physical Therapy from McGill University and is a registered yoga teacher with specialty training in vinyasa yoga and yoga therapy.