The Wellbriety Movement: Cultural Healing from Addiction

Don Coyhis

Stress, ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, Theory of Change, Addiction, Brain Architecture

October 2011

Don Coyhis, the founder and president of White Bison Inc., will discuss the Wellbriety Movement as an effort to create the opportunity for individuals, families, communities and nations to live sober and balanced lives; healthy lives that are balanced emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The presentation speaks about healing the trauma of the boarding school era enforced on aboriginal communities by applying the cultural and spiritual knowledge that comes from within communities and elders.

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