“I found Rosemary’s workshop to be transformative. Using her own life journey as a microcosm for the broader experience of Aboriginal people living in contemporary Australia, Rosemary has helped me to realise how pervasive and wounding Grief and Loss is for many Aboriginal people and to feel how often it affects every aspect of a person’s life. Importantly, and hopefully, her own journey shows us how growth and healing can happen and offers strategies for those of us working with Aboriginal children and families to support that process. I strongly recommend Rosemary’s work as a way to bring about deep change. Penny Wright, Guardian (2018)
Thank you for insightful training day. Your stories are thought provoking and you have an ability to engage the audience, gently challenge, explain and support but at the same time be uncompromising in your fight against historical injustice and everyday racism. Thank you for such an inspiring day! Dr. Danijel Kevesevic (2018)
Centacare Catholic Family Services Ceduna (Host). Sponsored by UniSA Dept of Rural Health-Whyalla. (2017)
I think the personal way that Rosemary delvers the workshop is powerful, and fives a clear insight into the loss/grief strategies. Rosemary is very engaging making me all the more interested and wanting to learn more. Rosemary you are a very brave woman telling us some of your story, but having a 'real life' case study makes this training more meaningful.
This is a powerful relevant, quality w/shop which I will use in my career. I’ll reflect on what I have learnt and no doubt, I will continue to have ‘ah ah’ moments about what Rosemary has taught us for years to come. Incredibly well delivered, sincere I want now to explore the hypothesis please keep going.
For years I have been attending workshops of many descriptions. The workshop with Rosemary on loss and grief was one of the most profound and illuminating I have ever attended. The insights I gained and feelings experienced for the Loss and Grief of our indigenous communities were a shock on the day and will remain with me for life.... if only all Cultures (not just white Australians) could experience the enlightening, healing wisdom of this workshop. I am so grateful to have been a part of the day. (Suzanne Penrose, Horsham, Victoria, 26/27 May 2015).
We are just so proud to show [Statement of Attendance] others we attended your Workshop - Tira Te Nana, Service Provider (Email 2017)
Learning is vital and to be presented a great format & ‘lived experiences’ workshop that has given me as an individual ‘passion’ to be an effective support worker more so than I was prior to doing this. Service Provider (Evaluation Form) 2017
Awesome training, presented well and easy to understand, needs to be taught everywhere. Service Provider (Evaluation Form) 2017.
3 Day Workshop
Aboriginal Loss, Grief & Mental Health (3 Day Workshop)
I feel more confident and capable in understanding loss and grief for Aboriginal Australians and excited to use this model in their healing process. I would love to start/open a space in my workplace that was safe to be used as a healing circle for the Aboriginal community.
Visceral but transformative, felt emotionally held-safe; wearing personal and professional understanding. (2017)
Processing lived experience and consolidating personal knowledge can be a gateway to healing and education. (2017)
Amazing! so personal, helpful and informative and transformative. (2017)
5 Day Workshop (CHC40808)
How to Apply Cultural Rapport to Build Cultural Competency.
Incredibly well delivered, sincere I want now to explore the hypothesis please keep going.