About the Training
From tribal council members to youth workers to behavioral health staff to education and social service workers to tribal health staff to front-line advocates and coordinators and those in between, you are working to help your people and community to heal. You are a healer and helper. You give and give. You experience vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. You give so much you don’t notice your own signs of stress and burnout. You can’t say no. There is an endless road of needs in the community and you are doing everything in your power to meet those needs.
In the spirit of “we can only give what we have,” NWI is offering this much-needed and requested training- “Healing the Community Healer and Helper.”
This three-day interactive training will cover topics that will provide awareness, tools and the hands-on practice so that you can keep on giving in a good way and fill up your cup to return to your community to be of service. You will receive information, tools, and strategies to share with those you work with or care for.
Who Should Attend
Staff members who work for tribal or urban programs in any capacity and who provide services to others. Those who feel stressed out and burned out and need time and tools to rejuvenate. Those who give and give, may have challenges saying no and need to learn new tools and skills for self care and self preservation.
Registrants who are unable to attend may send a replacement participant at no additional charge. Please provide us with the name of the replacement before the training. If a participant is unable to attend and no cancellation is made prior to the training or replacement is made, the FULL amount of registration will be charged as a no-show fee.
About the Trainer
Theda New Breast, M.P.H.
Theda is a founding board member and master trainer/facilitator for the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). She is one of the pioneers in the Native training field and an original committee member for the Men’s and Women’s Wellness gatherings. Theda has been a leading authority on Indigenous Cultural Resilience Internationally and has worked with over 500 Tribes in 34 years on Proactive Healing from Historical Trauma, Post Traumatic Growth, Mental Health Healing, and Sobriety/Recovery/Adult Child of Alcoholic (ACOA). She is the co-founder and co-writer of the GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) curriculum, one of the Ten Effective Practices and Models in Communities of Color. Theda has facilitated over 600 GONA’s. She lives on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northern Montana and is a Khan-nat-tso-miitah (Crazy Dog) Society member, herbalist, Sun dancer, Pipe Carrier, and lives as Niitsitapi, like all her Ancestors for thousands of years. In 2013, The Red Nations Film Festival Honored Theda with a Humanitarian Award for her lifetime of healing work with tribes and with a Red Nations statuette for her documentary short called, “Why The Women in My Family Don’t Drink Whiskey.” The Blackfeet Tribal Council has recognized her Leadership skills and appointed her unanimously to The Board of Trustees for Blackfeet Community College for years 2014-2017.
Traveling to Suquamish.
From Seatac you can take a Taxi, Shuttle, Uber, or Lyft from the airport to the Seattle Ferry Terminal and then take the ferry Bainbridge Island, from the Bainbridge Island terminal there is a free Clearwater Casino shuttle to the hotel. See links below for more information and schedules.
You can also take the Link Light Rail from the airport to Pioneer Square and then just a short walk about 4 blocks to the ferry terminal. This is probably the cheapest way to get from the airport to the ferry terminal.
Seattle to Bainbridge Island Ferry Schedule:
For information about the hotel shuttle from Bainbridge Ferry Terminal.
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 NE Suquamish Way
Suquamish, WA 98392
Discounted Room Rate: $94
Group ID: 15437
Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted room rate. The cutoff date to receive the discounted room rate is March 18, 2019. After this date reservations will be honored on a space available basis at the hotel prevailing rate.
Native Art Gallery, featuring museum-quality works
Angeline Spa with seven treatment rooms
Zero-entry swimming pool, open year-round
Three Business Centers
Event Lawn, Fire Pit, Boardwalk and Terrace overlooking Agate Passage
Beach Access – During daylight hours and if weather permitting