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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This program combines Aboriginal and Eastern self-healing methods with the aim of personal growth and healing. The program is based in Redfern, New South Wales, and is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Run over 10 weeks, the program focuses on managing emotions and self-control issues. The sessions encompass Aboriginal spiritual and cultural protocols.
The program format is as follows:
Abstract adapted from Gamarada
Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Training Ltd
National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE)
180 George Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Mobile: 0433 346 645
This DVD is about a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men that met regularly over three years to confront their issues with anger, addiction, and loss of culture. Using a combination of traditional eastern, western and Indigenous healing techniques, the group began transforming the lives of men recently released from jail or fighting addictions.
The film is set in Redfern, Sydney, and reveals how knowledge is power and why the Gamarada story is a prime example of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men taking back power and their place in community and telling their stories of individual journeys.
The DVD runs for 25 minutes.
Abstract adapted from Gamarada - a spiritual awakening