Trauma Informed Care and Practice

An Indigenous approach to developing worker skills


This is a 3-day 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 Kylie Marjambi Miles.

Experience a nutritious and delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea that both celebrates Ancient Ingredients sovereign to First Nations Peoples across Australia and being given a First Nations Accredited Nutritionist/Practising Dietitian of Australia’s thumbs up!

~ This workshop is welcomes all members of the public ~

“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, Accredited Dietician/Nutritionist, Beauty Therapist and Founder of Wattleseed Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing, a 100% Aboriginal owned business based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Tracy is an accredited Wayapa® Wuurrk practitioner, an earth-connection on practice, based on ancient Indigenous wisdoms, focussing on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for creating Earth-Mind-Body-Spirit well-being. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Trauma and Recovery and a proud Lead Facilitator for We Al-Li’s Dadirri and Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Care, Practice and Healing workshops.

Tracy takes a personalised, holistic, culturally centred and trauma informed approach to health and wellbeing, foods, food systems and environments, applying a strengths-based, holistic and cultural lens, focussing on sustainable and healing connections, conversations and actions. She truly believes in the strength and healing power of understanding the impacts of trauma and revitalising and sustaining connections to traditional foods, lands, and practices. Tracy believes through two-way sharing of knowledge we foster understanding and grow stronger in self, mind, body, and spirit wellbeing. 


Kylie Marjambi, Flight of the Owl, to walk as a living example and interpreter of the ancient way in the context of the next 7 generations. Based on her Great Grandmother’s & Great Grandfather’s Lands & Waters in Uki of the 5 Rivers of the Githabul Ngarakwal Moiety in the mountains of the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Marjambi’s bloodlines include Githabul, Ngarakwal and Miningubul as well as South Sea Islander (Vanuatu) on her father’s side. On her mother’s side her ancestry is from County Clare in Ireland as well as Welsh and Norse blood. Kylie Marjambi holds the blood of the colonised as well as the colonisers.

The focus of her walk is to lead by example a return to new old ways of being and seeing. Ancient wisdom, connection and grounding ceremony for modern times to honour the old ones and our habitat, Planet Earth. 

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:
    $1,000.00 AUD + GST
  • DATES:
    Wednesday to Friday 21st – 23rd June 2023
  • TIMES:
    9:00am – 4:30pm each days
    Check in 8:40am on Wednesday 21st June 2023
  • VENUE:
    Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre
    33 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha QLD 4556
    - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
    - PDF Version of Workshop Resource Booklet
    - Two Incredible Facilitators
    - Certificate of Attainment

    Accommodation and Travel is at own Cost

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