2006 Arizona University

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Telling our stories…  Healing our wounds!

An exploration of healing stories through film and narrative presented by Bundjalung/Mununjali/Australian visiting Fulbright scholar, Samia Goudie and
Tasmanian Australian, Deidre Ikin

The powerful story of Samia Goudie, a member of the Australian “stolen generation” and her journey to healing and wholeness.

We will discuss the history of this painful legacy that still affects Aboriginal people to this day.  We will explore together the use of “NARRATIVE” process that are useful when working with trauma.

 


Click here to view video segments of the Arizona Workshop.
Part 1 Samia talks about her research and work in Australia - including Stolen Generation peoples who were forcibly removed from their families by government policies and her interest in moving from trauma and chaos to creative and renewing ways to increase resilience and wellbeing for Indigenous Australian peoples.
Part 2 introduces ways of working using narrative therapy and demonstrates the use of definitional ceremony or outsider witness practices to speak of difficult topics without re-traumatising. The outsider witnesses are participants of the workshop in the Native American Studies department who also experienced removal from their families.

 

 


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