An Indigenous Worldview on Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions
This workshop integrates the history and eradication of traditional medicinal practices, how it has impacted alcohol and drug abuse within our communities, and how traumatic experiences contribute to cognitive and physiological responses in the body: mental health related issues. Material from this workshop is taken from my observations and interactions as a health educator and addictions counsellor when working with our Indigenous brothers and sisters. I will share teachings and part of my research, along with a personal survey for each participant to answer while attending the workshop, where both theory and teachings can be applied to how traumatic lived experiences hinder our relationships with alcohol, drugs, food, family, friends, work and everyday life. Participants will learn tools and methods on how to reduce anxiety, panic, rage, and depression from an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual perspective.
- Alcohol as a process within the natural environment
- Historical perspectives on traditional medicinal practices
- Learn tools and methods on how to reduce anxiety, panic, rage, and depression