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Somatic Experiencing © & Indigenous Ways: Strengthening trauma-informed care & practice
October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni, students, faculty and members of the public are invited to the first lecture in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Alumni Association’s 2022-2023 Alumni Series.
We will be joined by Anita Charleson-Touchie in her talk titled, “Somatic Experiencing © & Indigenous Ways: Strengthening trauma-informed care & practice.”
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 6:30pm—8:00pm EST
All are welcome to attend.
About the talk:
In this presentation, Anita will explore trauma from two worlds: an Indigenous & western scientific Somatic Experiencing lens. She will highlight key concepts; examine the impact that trauma has on self, family, community, and culture; and provide an overview of trauma sensitive practice.
About Anita Charleson-Touchie:
My name is Anita Charleson-Touchie. My cultural name is Speaks with a Sea Serpent’s Tongue. I am Nuu-chah-nulth from the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. My husband is Tyson Touchie and we have 6 children and 3 grandchildren. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria; I have trained with respected elders in methods of Indigenous healing; and I have interned with Jane Middelton-Moz. I have been working in mental health assisting individuals, families, and communities for over 20 years. I am a cultural facilitator, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. I value and utilize a combination of clinical and cultural approaches in helping individuals, families, and communities heal trauma.
I am a sessional Lecturer with the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash MSW in Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency program. I am sole proprietor of Tiichmis Wellness (In Nuu-chah-nulth, Tiichmis means life and all that life has to offer).