The Seven Phases is a unique and innovative, multi-purpose educational, presentation and counseling model that Rosemary uses in a range of programs to provide a:
Context for learning about past and present events knowing that prosperity is possible from an Aboriginal perspective;
Guide to understanding issues of loss and grief and their psychological impact on contemporary Aboriginal people and communities;
Framework for counseling individuals and groups;
Tool for integrating loss & grief in clients struggling to come to terms with psychological challenges and personal circumstances;
Pathway into cultural competency through building cultural rapport for non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal service providers.
Today Rosemary likes to describe herself as a phoenix, because she rose out of the ashes left behind by Australian history and her Stolen Generation lived experiences to become the founding CEO and sole operator of the Sacred Site Within Healing Centre in 1993. As it went from strength to strength, the Australian Institute for Loss and Grief was established in 2005.
As a Griefologist Rosemary is a qualified educator & assessor, program designer and facilitator, loss & grief counselor, public speaker and published author.