Grief & Loss with the Balance Wheel – POSTPONED


This session has been CANCELLED. Our speaker was scheduled to present from William’s Lake, but unfortunately due to poor weather conditions she is unable to travel to the office which hosts the videoconference equipment. In the interest of safety, we are going to re-schedule this presentation for a later date. Information about the new date will be circulated when it becomes available.

The UBC Learning Circle is pleased to present the second session in our ‘Residential School’ series. Join Shirley David from the Indian Residential School Survivors Society as she discusses traditional approaches to grief and loss and the profound impact that the Indian residential school system has had on disrupting the process of grieving. Shirley will introduce a tool called the “Balance Wheel” which helps survivors and their loved ones to begin healing from the impacts of residential schools and colonization.

All are welcome to attend and participate in this free live workshop via videoconference OR computer webinar. However, some information on this Learning Circle may stir up or trigger unpleasant feelings or thoughts.  The Indian Residential School Survivors Society encourages you to take time to care for your mental and emotional well being. Please contact the “Indian Residential School Survivors Society” toll-free at 1.800.721.0066 if you require further emotional support or assistance.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST

Location: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar. Want to know the difference between videoconference and computer webinar? Click here to find out.

Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event.

About the Presenter

Shirley David (MASW,BISW) is originally from the Gitkzan / Wet’su’weten Nation and grew up in the Williams Lake area. Shirley is a ‘Thriver’ of the residential school and foster care system.

Shirley graduated with her Master of Aboriginal Social Work and Bachelor of Indian Social Work. She has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society for six years in their Vancouver office as the Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW) and Therapist. She is currently working out of the Williams Lake Regional office.

Shirley has 20 years of educational, counselling, and practical experience working with different organizations throughout BC in the counselling, recovery, and healing field.

Family is very important to Shirley and she is a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Shirley works her own balance wheel every day. She likes walking, is a pow wow traditional dancer and attends traditional ceremonies. In her spare time she does a little beading and sewing

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