April 28th, 2020 – Gathering Our Medicine with Denise Findlay

We are excited to welcome Denise Findlay back to the circle to share with us her latest work. Developed in collaboration with indigenous communities, The Gathering Our Medicine Program for caregivers of Indigenous Youth has been created in response to the unique and often complex needs of our young people who have been impacted by colonization and intergenerational trauma. This program is intended to lead the way as a model of truly Indigenous caregiver education that is a balanced integration of Indigenous and Western ways of knowing and being.


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Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2019 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.

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About the Presenters:

Denise Findlay, M.Ed., CPCC, ACC, is an Educator, Facilitator, Consultant, and Owner of Kweykway Consulting.

Denise is a bi-cultural person of Indigenous and European ancestry, proudly belonging to the Squamish Nation, who has dedicated the last 16 years to travelling throughout British Columbia and across Canada supporting Indigenous peoples in-regards to social healing with a strong focus on parenting and caregiving. Being of Indigenous heritage and working at a grassroots level with peoples most impacted by inter-generational trauma, Denise has adapted her approach to honour and prioritize Indigenous ways of knowing and being that draw on the inherent, often unconscious, wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. This has led to the discovery and application of an intuitive voice and language of the heart in ritual and ceremony that have the power to communicate across typical barriers such as race, gender, sexuality, class, and religion.

To be able to reach into the heart of matters that are humanly universal underscores all that she aims to do in every aspect of her work. Denise has spent countless hours facilitating group processes in response to social issues, including workplace harassment, racism, child protection, suicide, addiction, and domestic violence.

Denise holds Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University focusing on Indigenous Epistemology with plans to begin doctoral studies in the fall of 2020. She has the privilege of holding a Faculty position with The Neufeld Institute specializing in Development, Attachment Psychology, Trauma and Resilience. Denise holds a BC Provincial Instructors Diploma from VCC and is a Certified Professional Coach with advanced training in systems work. Denise has spent over 6 years studying Process Psychology with Dr. Stephen Schuiteveorder as her mentor. Her particular focus is on Indigenous Healing Rituals as indirectly providing the context for teaching, learning, healing, cross-cultural relationships, resiliency, and spirituality. Denise works with all adults wanting to make sense of children and youth using Dr. Neufeld’s insight and evidence-based model of attachment and development to tease apart complex issues.

Denise has experience training Educators, Parents and Parent Groups, Social Workers, Early Childhood Educators, Mental Health Practitioners and other Helping Professionals.



Gathering Our Medicine

Denise Findlay’s website

Take a moment to watch Denise Findlay’s previous sessions with UBC Learning Circle



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