Indigenous Tools For Living
A 6 – 8 session series of an integrative therapy workshop exploring indigenous tools for living on how to work and sit with complex trauma without burnout.
Perspective & Practice
Indigenous Tools For Living
Indigenous Tools for Living, is an in-person and online training that teaches skills on how to work with and sit beside complex trauma while reducing burnout. This training will benefit clinicians, practitioners, frontline non-clinical workers in social work, victim services, first responders and similar professions. It is facilitated by instructors and Elders from the Indigenous Focusing Orientated Therapy Program, and is clinically supervised by Dr. Shirley Turcotte, RCC.
ITFL emphasizes knowledge and application through classroom instruction, applied scenario-based learning, and clinical practice and supervision. A variety of Indigenous treatment modalities are woven throughout, including experiential exercises, focusing, storytelling, ceremonial processes, body-centered and land-based healing techniques. Together these provide concrete tools and approaches for working with complex trauma in ways that avoid burnout and triggering, while at the same time maximizing impact and achieving better outcomes.
Making an Impact Across the Globe
Indigenous Tools for Living was developed by Dr. Shirley Turcotte, R.C.C.S.F.T.T who is a Metis knowledge keeper and Registered Clinical Counsellor and has been working internationally, with communities and survivors of intergenerational complex trauma, Indian Residential Schools fallout, childhood sexual abuse, and PTSD for more than 4 decades. Her work in developing applied or intergrative therapy techniques through an Indigenous collective lens is far reaching. Shirley is a strong advocate for land-based knowledge and Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness. Her National Film Board of Canada’s film, To A Safer Place; helped move the epidemic of child sexual abuse into the public eye and was the first of its kind. She is a recipient of many awards, including B.C’s Woman of Distinction Award in Health and Education. She is the curriculum developer, mentor, lead instructor and clinical supervisor of the Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT) Program; and she is the mentor, curriculum developer, and clinical supervisor for the Indigenous Tools for Living program.
ITFL Online Workshops
ITFL is an 8-session series of an integrative therapy certificate
training workshop exploring indigenous tools for living on how to
work and sit with complex trauma without burnout.
Basket 1 is mandatory.
This is the only Indigenous Tools For Living training that is opened to all communities in the United States.
$100 per Basket | $800 for Full Course
24 CEs are available for NYS LMSWs, LCSWs, upon completion of training.
Early Bird Countdown:
BASKET 1 & 2
Basket 1 (Mandatory) (3 CE credits)
Creating a protected land-based space for hearing, sharing and creating land based ways of setting “the load” down.
Basket 2 (3 CE credits)
Sensing the difference between a reaction, feelings and an authentic ‘felt sense’; intro to the focusing steps.
BASKET 1 & 2 OBJECTIVES:
BASKET 3 & 4
Basket 3 (3 CE credits)
Exploring the inner critic and the intergenerational benefits and necessity of the critic. Using that ‘critical voice’ as a helper in finding our authentic personal and collective voices.
Basket 4 (3 CE credits)
Collective and Personal Grief & Loss explored as Justice and Transformation to help move us personally and collectively forward and into a relationship with our grief.
BASKET 3 & 4:
BASKET 5 & 6
Basket 5 (3 CE credits)
Exploring Dreams & Twisted Thoughts (day or night) as guides for resolving complexities and collective intergenerational connection.
Basket 6 (3 CE credits)
An introduction into applying the focusing steps and tracking in addressing complex trauma
BASKET 5 & 6 OBJECTIVES:
(I)Participants will learn how to explore Dreams and Twisted Thoughts (day or night) as guides for resolving complexities and collective Inter-generational connection.
BASKET 7 & 8
Basket 7 (3 CE credits)
Spirituality considerations in navigating and unpacking complex, intergenerational trauma
Basket 8 (3 CE credits)
Reviewing and strengthening acquired clinical skills to work with complex trauma using the decolonized/ Indigenous therapeutic skills
BASKET 7 & 8 OBJECTIVES
Continuing Education Guidelines:
We have partnered with the Love & Kindness Wellness Foundation, Inc. to offer CE credits. In accordance with the NY State Department of Education guidelines, in order to receive continuing education contact hours, a participant needs to be present (on camera) for the duration of the workshop/training. Therefore, participants who arrive late or leave the training early will not be granted a certificate of completion. Full attendance, course evaluation and post test are required for certificate. Should you have any questions regarding CEs please email [email protected]
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be provided for cancellations made in writing up to five business days prior to the start of the event
Meet Our NYC Instructors
Dr. Damaliah Gibson
Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D / Instructor
Psychotherapist, LCSW / Instructor
Isabel Adon, LCSW
Hilda Massoud, LCSW