Wellness in a Time of Change and Transition: Nature Healing – Fall Education Conference – October 20, 2021

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6:00pm – 8:00pm

“Heal the earth; heal ourselves” is an old idea that can help us as human beings to live in a more honest and healthy way. There are lessons from the mother tree about cooperation when we interact with nature. There are pathways and processes that we can incorporate from nature to help us live with any of the challenges coming from change, whatever it is, to make the transition while at the same time healing the damage to nature and incorporating nature’s medicine in our lives.

This workshop will be divided into two parts: the first part will offer ideas and philosophies on how nature is understood and appreciated from diverse perspectives; the second part will invite participants to learn and engage in activities that can support healing and promote balance.

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Dr. Honoré France & Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France


Dr. Honoré France
Dr. Honoré France is from the Ani-yun-wiwa First Nation and a Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria (Counselling Psychology Program). His recent publications are: Culture, Diversity and Counselling: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd Edition (2021); Creative Arts and the Indigenous Healing Circle Within an Indigenous Context (2020); and TCM in Canada: An Indigenous Perspective (2019). His interests are Creative Arts; Nature Therapy; Reconciliation; & Outdoor Adventure Therapy.

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France
Carmen has been working in the field of education for 34 years. As a former schoolteacher, she understands the importance of developing and exploring approaches to teaching and learning as a tool to advance critical thinking. Through her participation in a variety of community-based initiatives in schools, recreational centres, art galleries, and other spaces for learning, Carmen's work with in-service and pre-service teachers focuses on creating awareness to better understand, appreciate, and learn from the histories and stories of the Indigenous people of Canada and other parts of the world.