The workshop explores white settler trauma and the traumatic effects of colonization. Workshop participants will take part in creating a community basket as the presenter weaves her own tale of intergenerational trauma and healing and leads the discussion of colonization, healing our lineage, working from a social justice model as art therapists, and we will talk about how we can use our privilege to alleviate oppression.
Karen Wallace is an art therapist, artist, art instructor, educator, author and focusing trainer. She lives and works in Regina, SK and Denman Island, BC, where she has a private practice with adults and children specializing in trauma work. She teaches in educational psychology, social work and early childhood education at University of Regina and art therapy for WHEAT.