Course Description

Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate, Module 1 "Decolonizing Trauma Work" is brought to you by the Centre for Indigegogy. This one-day module will focus on un-packing internal and external manifestations of colonialism in the context of colonial trauma. Participants will gain a better understanding of the political context of colonization and this impact on Indigenous peoples whole being. There are many manifestations and tenants as well as understanding the systemic and structural manifestations of colonization and how it impacts trauma in Indigenous communities. This session sets a decolonial foundation for ongoing sessions and fosters a decolonizing lens for wholistic healing practices.

Picture: Dr. Kathy Absolon, MSW, PhD (click here to read their bio)


Learner Outcomes

  • Enhanced understanding of the politics of colonization in Canada via Indigenous peoples.
  • An increased understanding of how the politics connects to social indicators of health and well being.
  • An increased awareness of wholistic practice through a decolonizing lens.


This workshop is developed and delivered by the Centre for Indigegogy. To learn more about the Centre for Indigegogy, please visit our website wlu.ca/fsw/indigegogy.

For more information, please contact Raven Morand, Administrative Assistant, at rmorand@wlu.ca.


This workshop makes up 14 out of 84 hours required to receive the Wholistic Healing Practices and Colonial Trauma Certificate. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
WHP-Module 1-Fall 2021
Remote Circle Work
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Sep 30, 2021
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Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Remote Circle Work  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $175.00
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