Trauma Informed Care and Practice

An Indigenous approach to developing worker skills

Tracy Hardy, from Wattleseed Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing, is a Lead Facilitator and recognised Sovereign Business licensed to provide We Al-li Program workshops. 


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

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. 

Begin to unpack, ‘Symptom as History’ 

This is an experiential and interactive workshop. A safe space to talk about the issues, where sense can be made of the Number One question: ‘WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?'

Developed by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson AO and Dr Caroline Atkinson PhD and
facilitated by Tracy Hardy and Cindi McCormick.

Experience a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Enjoy the taste of Ancient ingredients sovereign to First Nations Peoples across Australia, knowing they have been given the thumbs up from First Nations Accredited Nutritionist & Practising Dietitian of Australia!!

~ This workshop welcomes all members of the public ~

This workshop is of immense value to individuals interested in understanding and navigating trauma through an Indigenous lens. as well as those working in the Human Services Sector. 𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐅𝐀 𝐂𝐏𝐃 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐝: 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐀: 𝟏𝟐 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬

“We Al-li Community and Workplace Workshops are an Indigenous Therapeutic response to Individual, Family and Community pain that many People carry as part of their Life Experience."

Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing to Community and Organisations

Meet Your Facilitators



Tracy is a Gamilaroi woman, Dietitian/Nutritionist and founder of Wattleseed Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing. Wattleseed Nutrition is a 100% First Nations owned business based on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Country, Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Tracy is a Lead Facilitator and recognised Sovereign Business licensed to provide We Al-li Program workshops.

In recent years, Tracy has also been the first First Nations Board Director of a National Members-Based Health Organisation where she advocates for food and health systems reform, to grow collective leadership that drives antiracist, culturally responsive and trauma integrated environments, care and practice so that current and future generations of First Nations Peoples can enjoy the same fundamental right to thriving health and wellbeing as other Australians.

Tracy applies a strengths-based, holistic and cultural lens, focussing on sustainable and healing connections, conversations and actions. She recognises the value of understanding the past and ongoing impacts of trauma and the power of revalorising Indigenous healing approaches and connections to cultural foods, lands, and practices. Tracy believes through two-way sharing of knowledge we foster understanding and grow collective healing.


Cindi is a Māori woman from Aotearoa/New Zealand of Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāi Rongomai decent, currently living in Brisbane.

Cindi's passion for education in healing and wellbeing sector spans 26+ years. Cindi possesses a natural ability to seamlessly weave her main stream mental health nursing expertise into the healing and wellbeing world through mentoring and her warm and inviting mindfulness, meditation and Reiki are teachings.

Cindi offers a strong, culturally rich presence, which her clients experiencing during her heart-centred cultural practices such as Māori bodywork, her Elder's teachings and during cultural supervision.

A professional resilience facilitator and mento, Cindi has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to impart with a fierce, wise, loving, warm and strengthening energy.

Topics Include but are 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 responses
  • 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 community and developing communities of care within communities of practice
  • Effective yarning circles & action planning
  • Self care practices and debriefing
  • How to minimise and respond to vicarious trauma and burn-out -physical, psychological, mental ill-health and substance use
  • Defining and understanding violence

The Details

  • COST:
    $1000 + GST
  • DATES:
    Monday to Wednesday
    2nd - 4th October 2023
  • TIMES:
    9:00am – 4:30pm each days
    Check in 8:40am on Monday 2nd October 2023
  • VENUE:
    Soul Space Brisbane
    23 Parker St, Newmarket QLD 4051
    - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    - PDF Version of Workshop Resource Booklet
    - Two Incredible and Qualified Facilitators
    - Certificate of Attainment

    Accommodation and Travel is at own Cost
    In order to maintain an intimate, safe and interactive learning environment, we have limited the workshop to only 25 participants. We encourage you to secure your spot by registering early! 

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