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Friday, April 26th 2019 - Saturday, April 27th 2019

Learning from the Knowledge Keepers: Traditional Indigenous Healing for Modern Times

Elder Little Brown Bear (Ernest Matton)
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Friday, April 26, 2019: Day 1*
Saturday, April 27, 2019: Day 2*

9:00 am to 4:40 pm

What is to be learned about overcoming life‘s difficulties, problems and traumas from Indigenous wisdom? Plenty! Elder Little Brown Bear, a respected Métis teacher, helper and storyteller, uses core traditional Indigenous teachings blended with Western approaches to address how we can live well in today’s stressful world or what he calls minobimaadiziwin, living a good, healthy life. He says, “being Aboriginal is not a life style, it is a way of life”.

Passed down from oral teachings, generations of experiential learning and in response to both the challenges of living in harmony and balance with the environment and each other and the multi-generational impacts of cultural genocide and colonial oppression, these traditional healing practices, rituals and ceremonies are uniquely designed to address issues that include trauma, addictions, mental well-being, grief, conflict, unhealthy boundaries/relationships, anger and forgiveness.

Day 1 will provide a blending of Indigenous teachings with Western information to provide holistic healing approaches for Indigenous and non-Indigenous mental health professionals, helpers, family members, court/correctional services staff and educational workers.

You will learn many traditional approaches to healing, including the Seven Gifts of the Grandfather Teachings, a set of teachings on human conduct towards others and the significance of harmony and balance of the Medicine Wheel.

Day 2 will bring together non-Indigenous professionals and Indigenous community members. Through the Sacred Sharing Circle, participants will have the chance to both experience and practice Aboriginal healing rituals, education and cultural traditions. Participants will learn how we heal through listening to each other’s stories, the different types of circles, and the use of the Eagle Feather, Healing Stone or Talking Stick in a Sacred Circle, as well as the reasons why we “smudge” and what parts of our body we smudge. The Seven Healing Tools, the Five Sacred Medicines and Two Row Wampum Belt Teaching will also be explored.

Day 1 will give an overview to mental health professionals on four major aspects of the healing process. You will learn about —

• The three C’s to building healthy relationships
• Aspects of anger: stages, styles, healthy anger and blocks to releasing anger
• Grieving and loss (seven stages and fourteen phases)
• Forgiveness

Day 2 will offer deeper insight and more practice in healing rituals through participation in the Sacred Sharing Circle.

*Both days will be experiential. Professional attendees may register for Day 1 only or for both days. Members of Indigenous communities will be invited to Day 2.

Spaces for professional attendees on Day 2 are limited. Early registration is recommended.

About the Presenter:

Elder Little Brown Bear is both a sought-after speaker and an effective group facilitator in the areas of trauma/addictions/mental health, grief, suicide and conflict resolution. He is inspired by living in today’s hectic world, bridging culture and professional disciplines to assist people in finding what works. With his years of experience in the field and in life, and drawing on his academic background, Little Brown Bear makes wellness practices and spirituality accessible. Elder Little Brown Bear’s guiding philosophy is simple: “People don’t care how much you know. They want to know how much you care.”

He is Manager of Aboriginal Culture and the Aboriginal Healing Program at the Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network in Toronto, and has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Order of Ontario, the Sovereign’s Medal and the David Crombie Award. He has assisted many organizations in creating Indigenous-sensitive programs and policies.

Elder Little Brown Bear is a graduate of Canadore College and Brock University. He is a member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).


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