Dadirri: Ancient Aboriginal
Mindfulness Traditions 18th-19th July 2022

Limited places available


Two-day workshop for growing Cross Cultural Communities of Care and Communities of Practice in Trauma Integrated Services


Aim of this workshop: The main aim of this workshop is to locate the ancient Aboriginal tradition of mindfulness within the work of trauma recovery in Australia and elsewhere.

Objectives of the workshop: The workshop objectives are to establish principles of practice, using mindfulness in self-care, family care and community care and in the development of communities of care, and communities of practice in all trauma recovery work.

On completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Utilize the practice of Dadirri as an Ancient Mindfulness tradition essential in all trauma recovery – community healing work.
  • Recognize the importance of cultural fitness in all community work.
  • Use the cultural tradition of mindfulness in self-care and care practice while undertaking trauma recovery work.
  • Identify issues of self-awareness and demonstrate the skills of journaling or story mapping as a conscious and cognitive record of the self-awareness, self-reflective process.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to enable effective communication in trauma recovery work using
    symbols, art, and music in storytelling and story-mapping.
  • Define and support the development of communities of care.
  • Critically analyze concepts in establishing communities of
    practice, and be able to respond to trauma recovery – healing across generations.
  • Implement community development processes for building community-healing networks.

 This Workshop is suitable for anyone working in the Human Service Sector.

PACFA CPD Endorsed: 
Class A: 12 Points

Cost: $770 per person (includes GST)

Dates: Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th July 2022

Times: 8:30 – 4:30, both days

Venue: Invercauld House,163 Invercauld Rd, Goonellabah NSW, free parking on-site

What is Provided: 

  • Workshop Materials and Workbooks
  • Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
  • Two Facilitators
  • Certificate of Attainment

Download the training brief here

Workshop Facilitators

Tracy Hardy

Lead Facilitator

Tracy is a Gamilaroi descendant and an Accredited Practising Dietitian/Nutritionist, based on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Country, Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Tracy continually works to deepen her knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Healing Practices. She is an accredited Wayapa® Wuurrk Practitioner and has completed the Dulwich Centre’s intensive training in Narrative Therapy for Aboriginal Workers, Griffith University’s “Trauma Integrated Practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples” and We Al-Li’s “Recreating Song lines from Trauma Trails: The Ceremony of Indigenous Facilitation Practice”.

Tracy takes a personalised, holistic and culturally centred approach to health, wellbeing, foods, food systems and environments, meal patterns and eating habits.  Tracy views health and wellbeing through a strengths-based, holistic and cultural lens, focussing on sustainable and healing connections, conversations and actions. 

Tracy believes through two-way sharing of knowledge we foster understanding and grow stronger in self, mind, body, and spirit wellbeing.

Gina O’Neill

Support Facilitator

Gina O’Neill:  is a Ngāti Kahngunu, Rangitane woman with Irish/German descent living and working currently on Eora and Bundjalung lands in Australia. Gina is an experienced psychotherapist, educator and supervising consultant (Master Gestalt Therapy, Grad Dip Couns. And B App. Soc Sci). She has 20 years clinical experience supporting individuals, families and groups presenting with substance and process addictions, mental health, relationship issues and trauma-related experiences.

Gina has worked in private psychiatric clinical settings, NGOs and public health settings as a therapist and clinical manager and in the past 8 years as a supervisor, lecturer in higher education, clinical specialist in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation sector and is in private practice. She is currently co-convenor of the PACFA College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices and member of the PACFA research committee. She has completed studies in working with trauma, Indigenous models of supervision and recently ecotherapy.

As Gina is a NZ Maori woman, her interest is in growing her Indigenous healing practice informed by Te Ao Māori in reciprocity with the natural world, and the intersection with gestalt psychotherapy to support healing relationships with people and our environment.

Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated
Healing to Community
and Organisations