Dadirri: Ancient Aboriginal
Mindfulness Traditions 31st Oct - 1st Nov 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: $792 per person (includes GST), Early Birds $660, limited to 10 places (includes GST)

Dates: Mon 31st Oct – Tues 1st Nov 2022

Times: 9:00am – 4:30pm, 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 and course brochure

Workshop Facilitators

Tracy Hardy


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.

Danielle Cameron


Danielle Cameron is a Yuibera woman from the Yuwi nation in Mackay, with family connections in Meanjin, Wadjuk Noongar country and is now living on the Bundjalung nation with her family. Danielle has spent a lot of her upbringing in various locations around Australia connecting to her Elders and community to ensure her work consistently implements strategies to help support Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Trauma Informed practices for individuals, families, and communities.

Danielle has over 20 years’ experience in working within community, health and education settings with numerous roles including Social and Emotional Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, Case Worker, Child Counsellor, Primary School Teacher, Research Associate, Senior Workforce Development for the Mental Health Commission and Director of her own company. In the last 9 years she has worked in remote, rural, and urban settings across Australia. Danielle has a BA in Human Services, GDipEd (Primary), GCertCT and is currently completing her GDIHP before starting her journey on her PhD.

Danielle has a lived experience of SEWB with her family and ensures this guides her practice. She believes in facilitating an atmosphere of safety that invites conversations for change, strengths based, deep reflection, and creativity.While having a drive and passion for utilising mixed contemporary delivery methods intrinsically entwined in First Nation practices to enhancing SEWB, community engagement and trauma awareness to have better outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated
Healing to Community
and Organisations