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.