Trauma Informed Care and Practice - An Indigenous Approach to Developing Worker Skills

3rd - 5th July 2024


A 3-day workshop which begins to unpack ‘Symptom as
History’ providing tools to develop generational resilience
in healing from trauma and systems transformation

 Developed by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson AO and Dr Caroline Atkinson PhD and facilitated by Jem Stone and Beth Wrigley

This workshop unpacks the topics that are most commonly requested by people working in the Human Services field and Indigenous families who are living with trauma behaviours. It is an experiential and interactive workshop. A safe space to talk about the issues, where sense can be made of the Number 1 question: ‘WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?'

TOPICS INCLUDE (but not limited to):

  • improving responses to trauma behaviours
  • working with Indigenous young people & communities
  • trauma audits using genograms & loss history maps
  • experiential and interactive activities
  • Indigenous healing practices, what do they look like
  • de-escalation strategies
  • exploring behaviour as language
  • story mapping, how history of place strengthens
  • unpacking cultural safety, cultural sensitivity, cultural
    fitness, cultural security, cultural competency and what
    they all mean
  • how trauma is stored in the brain and the body
  • art, dance, drama, music, song, massage therapies
  • strengthening integrative service responses in your
  • developing communities of care within communities of
  • effective yarning circles & action planning
  • self care practices and debriefing
  • how to minimise and respond to vicarious trauma and
  • physical, psychological, mental ill-health and substance use
  • defining and understanding violence

Download the training brief, click here.

Download the training brief

For group ticket registration and payment, email [email protected]. This workshop is open to the public.

Cost: $990 per person 
Dates: Wednesday 3rd July to
Friday 5th July 2024
Times: From 9:00am to 4.30pm
Venue: Zoom. A link will be sent a week prior to the workshop.
Max: 25 places

 What is Provided: 

  • Workbooks
  • PDF copy of the workbook
  • Two Facilitators
  • Certificate of Attainment

Workshop Facilitators

Jem Stone

Lead Facilitator

Jem Stone is a First Nations Woman with mixed heritage, Cultural Educator, Wellness Practitioner and Trainer who is passionately integrating original knowledge systems into education and wellness spaces through connection and decolonised learning methods. Working and training in the wellness industry for over twenty years, Jem Stone dedicates much of her time learning from Elders and other cultural
teachers and works as a Cultural consultant and trainer in academic and wellness spaces.

Jem is trained as a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and Trainer, We Al-li Facilitator, Rebirthing Breathwork Therapist and Educator, Meditation and Yoga instructor and Psychedelic Assisted Therapist who is passionate about creating safe, inclusive, decolonised spaces for healing. Jem founded Wayah Wellness, is a cofounder of IPAT- Indigenous Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Rebirthing Breathwork Australia. Jem Stone is a proud mother of 3 adult children and is based on Wurundjeri lands in Melbourne and travels gently throughout Australia to share this work.


Beth Wrigley

Lead Facilitator

Beth is a proud mother and grandmother dedicated to intergenerational healing. Beth is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the Health and Human Services sector for many years including the fields of: diversional therapy, service co-ordination and provision for People with Disabilities, Community Aged Care, Out of Home Care & mentoring adolescents with complex needs. Beth holds a Masters of Indigenous Studies (Trauma & Healing) and has taught for Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University (SCU) in the Masters Program.

Her own healing & ongoing learning with We Al-li has enabled Beth to bring circle work, cultural safety principles & trauma informed care knowledge & practice to her teaching in the Nursing & Midwifery Faculty at SCU for many years. Beth is engaged in community development work. Proud of her heritage with the Dharug people of the Sydney area and also her Scottish heritage, Beth lives with her family on Gumbaynggirr Country.

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