In-Person Workshops

Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief

for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

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April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$2,499.00 (regular rate)
$2,299.00 (*early rate)
*early rate expires 03/25/2024
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Certificate Program in Responding to Trauma and Grief - Winnipeg - April 22-26, 2024; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 03/25/2024

Quantity: 1 $ 2,299.00
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Join us for an enriching five-day program that weaves together Indigenous and Western knowledge to provide a two-eyed seeing understanding of trauma and grief. Two co-facilitators will share their wisdom and expertise to provide a relational approach to providing meaningful support. The co-facilitators will create a collaborative and reciprocal learning environment that allows space for everyone to be learners and teachers. You will have the opportunity to self-reflect on your reconciliation journey while considering both Western and Indigenous approaches to supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by trauma and grief.    

Key Elements

  • Two-eyed Seeing view of the world as mentioned in Albert Marshall's book - which is the blending of both Western clinical and cultural approaches for responding to those experiencing trauma and grief
  • Co-facilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers
  • A relational, reciprocal approach to sharing and understanding the impacts of trauma and grief

Trainer: Heather Woodward


Heather holds a Master of Social work degree based in Indigenous Knowledges and is a Registered Social Worker with nearly 25 years of experience in the helping field. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. In the first half of her career, Heather’s passion was working with youth of all genders (ages 11-24) that have been impacted by violence, sometimes with gang involvements, all forms of trauma (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual), addictions, mental health, and with individuals living with a FASD. More recently, she has pivoted her focus, and her passion has become wholistic wellness for helping professionals. She believes that even in the thick of trauma and/or crisis, people can use relationships and laughter to work through these critical moments. Heather values the lives and stories of everyone she has the honour of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build connections and relationships with everyone. Read blogs written by Heather here.

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Trainer: Patricia Habermann


Patricia is Métis and was born, raised, and resides on Treaty 1 Territory. She is a registered counsellor who incorporates evidence-based, person centered, trauma-informed, experiential approaches, and laughter as medicine into her work. She supports youth in child welfare as their therapist, mentor, advocate, and soft place to land when life gets hard. Patricia is also an instructor with Yellowquill University College in various programs for First Nations students. Patricia holds certification from the Applied Counselling Program at the University of Manitoba, with specialization in addictions. She is also a focusing-oriented therapist who attends to complex trauma. Patricia practices traditional Indigenous teachings and consults with community Elders for guidance. Her passion for stories, wholehearted connections, relationships, and exploring how trauma lives in the body is evident in her ongoing curiosity in the way she walks with people. She is devoted to walking alongside and sharing space with individuals on their healing journey in a holistic and compassionate manner as she believes that healing is an “inside job.”

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