Sparrow (Tsalagi/Wyandot) is the founder of Healing the Circle Workshops. With over 30 years of continued sobriety, she has developed and conducts workshops throughout Southern California for both Native and non-Native communities that assist adults and adolescents, affected by drugs, alcohol, eating disorders and mental illness by incorporating curriculum, traditional arts and spirituality as tools for change, growth and recovery.
Many treatment facilities contract with Sparrow as a consultant to assist bringing their facilities into cultural excellence by providing the best cultural congruent programming available.
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Sparrow is an international trainer for White Bison, Inc. and the Wellbriety Training Institute. She is a certified facilitator and trainer for Mending Broken Hearts for Adults and Youth (Healing from historical and intergenerational trauma and unresolved grief), Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps for Adults and Youth, Mothers of Tradition, Daughters of Tradition, Warrior Down/Recovery Coach, Understanding the Purpose of Life for Youth, and NACOA & Wellbriety Celebrating Families curricula and is devoted to helping individuals and communities that suffer from addiction and trauma. www.whitebison.org
She is the Rep for Wellbriety Certified Treatment Centers. Contact 760 803-1165
Sparrow is a certified Reiki Master as well as Grief Recovery Specialist and incorporates these skills into her work.
She is passionate about connecting Natives seeking recovery to culturally congruent treatment facility programs. . Please contact 760 803-1165 .
Offering a safe space for expression through sharing, listening, experiencing, to help break the cycles of self harming behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, eating disorders and other past or present behaviors.
A traditional Native American ritual now used in many recovery programs & open to all individuals seeking help and support. After being cleansed & blessed, the Eagle feather (used to communicate truth and prayer) is passed to each participant as they share from the heart.
Discovering how each of our words and thoughts affects our outcome and experience.
Identifying negative self talk statements and replacing them with positive affirmations.
Experiential workshop focused on possibilities of IGT, how it works, how we are affected by our ancestors experiences, unresolved grief and how to heal and stop the cycle.
Wrapping our own magical web to enhance and protect our dreamtime.
Participants will create their own personal buckskin medicine bag. They will learn how it is used and which ‘medicines‛ to work with.
Giving Back Creating a “Gods Eye" by winding yarn onto sticks as we think of others.
A hands on workshop creating personal power sticks using a variety of materials. Time will be spent sharing about the significance our creation represents.
Clients utilize creativity by painting river rocks, to process and combat depression and anxiety, boosting self esteem.
A multicultural workshop allowing the heartbeat of our Mother Earth to pulse through us & be expressed with our drums, while maintaining awareness of the group as a whole and yet with separate voices.
Discussion and workshop on defining and creating healthy boundaries in all areas of our lives.
Learning about the teachings and gifts of the directions and how to use the medicine wheel to help balance our everyday lives. We will make prayer bundles representative of each direction.
Peaceful journey to a safe space through guided imagery
Getting grounded, in touch with our Earth Mother, learning to trust and experience connection. (done outside in Nature)
Using gourds to create bowls, vases, rattles, and decorations. Learning various techniques and ways to decorate.
Utilizing the 4 directions to create balance in our lives and learn to trust our innate knowledge.
Participants will learn how to use beadwork as a way of peaceful processing, while creating beautiful pieces of wearable art.
Creating talking circle feathers for Cl to take home. Encouragement to utilize Talking Circles in personal home life.
Creating masks using various items, feathers, paints, paper mache, etc. Structured discussion of masks we wear to hide our feelings and alternatives to masking.
An experiential, educational and healing Workshop .
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