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We Al-li Trauma Training Workshops

Our training workshops offer a complete package of multi-skilling participants to effectively meet the demands of working with communities today. Our educational approach provides participants the personal support needed while developing strong theory to practice professional skills. The programs offered by We Al-li are unique in that they are informed by the stories of Aboriginal Australians and utilise traditional Indigenous healing work combined with a western trauma informed and trauma specific approach to individual, family and community recovery. Our programs can be run as single workshops or run consecutively up to three modules at a time. Call us now to find out how we can support your organisation with a new way to grow.

“This approach has five important components; It grows leadership, is based on transformational learning, is skills based, is layered with innovation and it is grounded in ethics and human rights.”

Richard Mollica of Harvard University

About these Courses

We Al-li community and workplace workshops are an Indigenous therapeutic response to individual, family and community pain that many people carry as part of their life experience. For Aboriginal peoples this pain is more specifically defined as the traumatic impacts of the multiple intergenerational experiences of colonisation resulting in ill-health, individual, family and community dysfunction (dys – Latin from the Greek dus meaning painful or difficult functioning). We Al-li specifically meets this need through tailored workshops that are trauma informed in their design and trauma specific in their delivery.

This training provides key approaches to setting up and maintaining trauma-informed organisational structures. Becoming trauma-informed allows us to deeply consider policy development and trauma specific work practice and service care strategies to more realistically meet the needs of affected people and communities.

Our workshops are built on the principles of integrating Indigenous cultural processes of education, conflict management, and personal/social healing with Eastern and Western therapeutic skills for trauma recovery within an action based experiential learning practice.
What will these courses do for me?

  • Provides a culturally relevant, trauma informed and trauma specific safe teaching learning experience
  • Develops superior levels of confidence and ability to work in diverse and difficult situations
  • Provides community based training linked to specific community needs
  • Strengthens relationships between individuals, families, communities and workforce skills
  • Fosters abilities and competence in the process of working with groups and communities in distress
Dadirri. The Ancient Tradition of Mindfulness

Dadirri. The Ancient Tradition of Mindfulness

This training introduces Dadirri as the core of all We Al-li practices and skill based learning outcomes. Dadirri provides the foundation for culturally safe practises and establishes a respectful healing environment for skills transference in all We Al-li professional development trainings.

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Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach (CITIHA) to Work Practice

Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach (CITIHA) to Work Practice

This training provides key approaches to setting up and maintaining trauma-informed organisational structures. Becoming trauma-informed allows us to deeply consider policy development and trauma specific work practice and service care strategies to more realistically meet the needs of affected people and communities.

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Re-Creating The Circle Of Wellbeing

Re-Creating The Circle Of Wellbeing

This training emphasises the traditional approach of the talking/healing circle. It provides experiences in circle work as participants walk the collective circle of knowledge between past and present, personal beliefs and practices and their effects on our environments, social, cultural and family relationships.

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Working with Children

Working with Children

This is a workshop (or workshop series depending on the demand) developed for adults working with children. The workshop blends theory and practice for emotional healing through games, arts, music, sand-play, dance and storytelling.

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Community Parenting

Community Parenting

This workshop is designed to help people help parents be better parents. There will be time to reflect on their own parenting experiences, understand the different cultural ways of parenting, and consider ecological approaches to parenting that draws from their own positive parents experiences and those of others.

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Responding to Vicarious Trauma

Responding to Vicarious Trauma

Crisis care workers are at risk of experiencing vicarious trauma, more particularly when they come from mainstream cultural backgrounds and are working across cultures with people suffering generational historic social and cultural trauma. Vicarious trauma is an occupational health and safety issue which impacts workers severely.

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Trauma and Recovery

Trauma and Recovery

Issues of trauma and trauma transference across generations are presented within a culturally safe environment in which workshop participants are introduced to a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous therapeutic approaches to both explore, confront and respond to traumatic transgenerational experiences and behaviours which are age, gender, race and class oppressive.

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Men and Women’s Healing Circle

Men and Women’s Healing Circle

This workshop is a celebration by women and by men, separately and together - providing an Indigenous cultural context for exploring men’s and women’s issues. This is achieved through a blend of old and new practices and beliefs to understand the construction of masculinity and femininity in contemporary society and provide strategies for men’s and...

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Loss and Grief Counsellor Training

Loss and Grief Counsellor Training

This training focuses on the development of loss and grief counselling skills which are essential for the recovery of Indigenous peoples from the multi losses and grief in transgenerational impacts of colonisation. It provides both theory and experience related to the stages of grief from multiple losses in the therapeutic use of a loss history...

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The Prun – Managing Conflict

The Prun – Managing Conflict

'Prun' is an Indigenous word and an Indigenous way to resolve conflict. This training will help participants develop skills for constructive conflict management in various environments including schools, workplace, family and community. It is based on the Indigenous group conflict management processes of the Prun and the process work of Arnie Mindell (Sitting in the...

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Indigenous Counselling Skills Training

Indigenous Counselling Skills Training

This training firstly skills participants in a co-counselling model where the counsellor/mentor is like a friend walking along side the person (client) on a journey of self discovery. This model has been adopted by many in community work as the most useful and effective.

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Family Violence – Managing Conflict

Family Violence – Managing Conflict

This workshop is a blend of skill development, personal learning and professional practice. It uses prescribed readings, learning through role-play, group process and discussion to develop increased understanding and skills for use both individually and in community development approaches to violence within families and communities.

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Addictions – Violence and Spirituality

Addictions – Violence and Spirituality

This workshop introduces participants to the complex of causal factors and consequences of chemical dependency in relation to violent behaviours. These are often at the core of our most costly long-term community problems in the areas of health, education and public safety.

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It’s my life! Working with Adolescents

It’s my life! Working with Adolescents

This unit skills people to work within Indigenous communities with adolescents at risk. The unit is designed to introduce participants to basic theories, skills and tools needed to address issues of suicide and other at risk behaviours through positive approaches to adolescent identity and well-being.

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