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The skills are taught through a number of skillset themes.

Sessions will consist of one or more skillset themes

depending on the need of the training.

Trainers can use a range of activities to

teach the skills. It is important to

understand that the goal is the

achievement of the skillset theme

and that the activities are

merely the means to reach

that goal.

THEMES

ENGAGE/ PARTICIPATE/

SHARE/ EXPRESS

IDENTIFYING 

MECHANISMS OF 

EXCLUSION

CONNECT WITH

SOMEONE'S STORY

SAFE/

BRAVE SPACE

POSITIONALITY

LOWER INHIBITIONS

FORGIVENESS

LISTENING

SKILLS

BEING AN

ALLY

TRANSFORMING

CEREMONY

RESTORATIVE

PRACTICE

COGNITIVE

BEHAVIORAL

THERAPY

(CBT)

INDIGENOUS

KNOWLEDGE

EMBODIED

LEARNING

Scroll down to discover

the themes!

SELF-CARE

DISCOVER THEMES

 

The themes are presented in no particular order of importance.

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ENGAGE/ PARTICIPATE/

SHARE/ EXPRESS

  • Don’t rely on standard forms of responding and participating

  • Facilitate various forms of participation

IDENTIFYING 

MECHANISMS OF 

EXCLUSION

  • Understand the perspective of dominant and the other

  • Become aware of mechanisms that are used to exclude or silence

  • Role of conditioning and not-noticing

POSITIONALITY

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  • Learn to identify one’s (b)earth position as an outcome of a particular modern and colonial historical trajectory

  • understand the impact it has on relationality

LISTENING SKILLS

  • Identify listening vs. hearing

  • Responding vs. reacting

  • Be a witness to and honor someone’s story

  • Avoid running away from the feelings that someone’s story evokes

  • Connect with one’s (family) heritage and culture

CONNECT WITH

SOMEONE'S STORY

  • Standing with or for something or somebody

  • Speaking with or on behalf of something or somebody

BEING AN

ALLY

TRANSFORMING

  • Be attuned to the energy of and the  atmosphere within the group

  • Courage to speak up/breakthrough/act

  • Ability to transform the energy within the group and within self

FORGIVENESS

  • Ability to forgive the other

  • Ability to forgive oneself

  • Ability to release and let go

LOWER INHIBITIONS

  • Move out of the intellectual realm

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CEREMONY

  • A communal ritual act to center and gather attention and energy

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SAFE/ BRAVE SPACE

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  • Sensitive and responsive to personal and interpersonal needs

SELF - CARE

  • Create space safe enough so people dare to be brave

  • While allowing for uncomfortability

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES VIDEOS THAT FEATURE THE THEMES ABOVE.