- Sep 27 2023
- 6:00 pm
Gathering Our Medicine – A Relational Approach to Strengthening Relationships
Join Marla Klyne Kolomaya from Gathering Our Medicine in an exploration of nature’s wondrous design for children’s growth and development. Together, we will explore shared understandings of human development found within the wisdom traditions of many Indigenous and ancient cultures, providing a hopeful framework that centres relationships for all. Participants will feel empowered to naturally support the flourishing of all children and families while honouring the ways of knowing and being of a particular family, community, and culture. This presentation will support anyone caring for and raising children and will contain insights that are applicable for both parents and professionals.
Well-being and belonging.
Engagement with others, materials, and the world
Communication and literacies
Identities, social responsibility, and diversity.
Explore and shared understandings of human development found within the wisdom traditions of many Indigenous and ancient cultures
Provide a hopeful framework that centres relationship for all
Honouring the ways of knowing and being of a particular family, community, and culture.
Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.
Facilitator(s): Marla Klyne Kolomaya
Marla specialises in group facilitation with a background in community counselling and supporting youth as a counsellor within the education system. She is guided in her approach by a deep respect for the healing potential that can unfold when we are nurtured within relationships. Marla is rooted in a cultural and relational understanding of the nature of humanity, along with an insightful, scientific lens that centres the roles of emotion and attachment within our unfolding (G. Neufeld https://neufeldinstitute.org/about-us/our-approach/). Marla works with families, clinicians, and educators with a compassionate approach while sharing insights (wherever we have become stuck) into the places humans are most naturally positioned to heal where there have previously been experiences of tremendous wounding.
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