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Wholistic Professional Development Workshops

The following workshops are centred in Indigenous knowledge and are created with Indigenous wholistic practitioners in mind. The workshop facilitators have been invited because of the gifts, skills and knowledge they carry. Participants will have opportunities to continue to nurture their practice spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. These workshop are experiential and full of spirit. We encourage you to register soon as spaces are limited.

The Wholistic Healing Professional Development workshops are for Indigenous helpers who want to:

  • Continue learning about Indigenous knowledge and deepen their wholistic practice.
  • Engage in self-development and care that nurtures and values Indigenous identity.
  • Experience training and growth that is centred in Indigenous worldviews.
  • Develop their spirit, heart, mind and body in practice.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Circle Work

Date: Mar. 14 and 15, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Circle Room, 3rd Floor, 120 Duke St. W., Kitchener, ON

Workshop Description

In this two day session participants will learn about the principles and philosophy that informs circle work. This session covers circle protocols, processes and applications to working, teaching and learning in circle. Participants will have the opportunity to experience circle facilitation and learning.  Circle work offers a wholistic ways of teaching, decision making, governance and group work. This workshop is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants. 


Kathy Absolon-King, MSW, PhD is the Director for the Centre for Indigegogy: Indigenous Centred Wholistic Development. She is also an Associate Professor, Master of Social Work: Indigenous Field of Study. Her academic journey has been a pathway of unlearning, healing, re-learning and finding who she is as an Indigenous woman and what her place is in the academy.


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Contact Us:

Giselle Dias, MSW, Program Administrator

Office Location: 120 Duke St., Kitchener

Kathy Absolon-King, MSW, PhD, Director of Centre for Indigegogy



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