Gladue writing refers to a type of pre-sentencing report or pre-sentence report that is prepared for Indigenous individuals in Canada who are facing sentencing in criminal court. It takes its name from the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Gladue (1999), which recognized the need for a more individualized approach to sentencing for Indigenous offenders.

Global Healing Practices

Global Healing Practices is taking healing approaches that work from a global indigenous aspect (all over the world). There is not only one singular way of approach care and treatment but a wide range of global approaches and successes. In a therapeutic care environment it is important to grow an understanding: Moral Injury (“the situation” - its’ effects and affects) which leads us to the chemical and neurological impact of crisis, trauma, addictions, mental health…in which the healing process can begin and a combination of Traditional and Mainstream therapies would benefit and enhance the healing journey.

“I never began to heal from residential school trauma until I saw a presentation by Cam A. He explained how and why I was taken…and I never understood why they would do that do me but now I do and I can heal.” – elder in sioux lookout remains anonymous

“My vibe affects my Tribe and my Tribe affects my vibe” – R.B.

Workshop Content

Moral injury
Within the framework of comprehensive trauma response, the term "moral injury" pertains to the consequences endured when one engages, observes, or falls victim to actions and conduct that transgress an individual's deeply ingrained moral principles, beliefs, and expectations regarding the behavior of others.

Sensory Dialogue
Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize Sensory Dialogue as a means of observing trauma and cultivating heightened sensory consciousness within your therapeutic endeavors.

Symbolics & Timeless Travel
Acquire the skill of employing symbolism to narrate a tale, heal deep emotional injuries at a fundamental level, and acknowledge the intertwined and disjointed narratives forged through timeless journeys specific to the response to trauma.

Neuroscience & Blood Memory
Deepen your understanding of the neural and cellular responses triggered by trauma, while expanding your awareness of healing approaches from a global perspective that extends beyond Western paradigms. Moreover, explore the concept of blood memory, which encompasses the intergenerational transfer of trauma, to gain a more comprehensive insight into the complexities of healing.

The Brain, Body, & Spirit of Addictions
Addictions serve as coping mechanisms aimed at discovering purpose and survival. Acquire the knowledge to identify one's genuine self and the arduous quest for self-discovery. It is not a matter of personal inadequacy; rather, it pertains to the experiences one has undergone.

The Misguided Expectation of Resilience
Explore the reasons and methods by which moral injury (trauma) cannot be effectively dealt with using a resiliency framework or cognitive behavior approach. Acquire the necessary knowledge to employ the four foundational elements of Moral Injury, namely Spiritual, Cultural, Physical, and Philosophical, in order to observe the trauma and initiate the healing process.

Intergenerational Trauma (Residential Trauma Recovery)
Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to observe the deep-rooted intergenerational moral injury (trauma) at a cellular level, progress towards healing, and cultivate a flourishing state by utilizing the Tribal Theory Global framework. Explore the steps and tools available for residential trauma recovery in this context.

                                                         The Team

Irene Adavastro

Irene is a seasoned 15 year therapist that has worked in several settings both Urban and Rural with a focus on youth and their families this has led to broadening her clientele to adults.


Irene has helped her clients in areas of emotional regulation, behaviour management, coping, parent coaching, anxiety, depression and conflict resolution, concurrent disorders, mental health and addictions. Irene is strong believer in Holistic Healing Practices and therapeutic strategies that encourages the achievement of optimal health and wellness in the lives of those she joins on their healing journey. She attended Laurentian University specializing in Indigenous Social Work and is seasoned in her modalities: CBT, emotion-focused family therapy, anxiety and depression, Trauma Informed Care, Grief and Loss, MI and more

Also FNHIB approved therapist

Barb is a certified Trauma Therapist and crisis intervention counsellor with 35 years of experience. Barb has provided services and training to Crisis Workers, families, youth, individuals and Communities both in Urban and Rural settings across Canada.

Barb encompasses global healing practices that promote sustainable healing goals and a framework for post tramatic growth.

Author of Tribal Theory 

Rod Bazinet

Rod is a Registered Social Worker who provides a combined mainstream and culturally sensitive lens to therapy. Rod identifies as a Metis person and provides services in English. Rod has over 30 years of experience working with adults, youth, individuals, couples, and families using a strength-based practical approach to assessment and intervention. He provides therapy, counseling, and education to clients using a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Therapy, Collaborative problem solutions, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Externalized Therapy, and Trauma Therapy. All Tailored to the unique needs of each client. A graduate of Laurentian University, Rod has worked in both Urban and Rural Communities allowing him to provide services to diverse clients in the areas of Mental Health, Suicide, Self-Injury, Marriage and couples counseling, emotion and anger management, male and female survivors of Trauma and Abuse, Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss and more...










James has 20 years professional and lived experience helping others on their healing journey’s, and overcoming Trauma and Addiction from a healing spirit first approach. He provide services using a western and traditional approach based on his clients preferrence, he is client focused and driven. James is also registered with CACCF (Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation)(former President and Vice-President of the board) and also has the following credentials: CCAC, CIAC, CCIP, MATS, CCS-AC

James works with Youth, Adults and Elders.









Stephanie has 23 yrs experience providing Trauma and Addictions services to help others. Psychotherapy on the front lines to Management and also as an educator. Her clientelle is both Youth and Adult. She used various modalities and promotes healing journey’s with wholistic approachs as well. She is a strong believer in healing the spirit first and that when healing the underlying issues (Root Cause) of Addiction and Trauma, self sustainable healing practices then become attainable.

 CACCF: Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

Stephanie has been a member since 2008 and is also Vice President of the board. Her credentials with CACCF are as follows: CCAC, CIAC, CCS-AC, CCTACP, CCIP, MATS, Certified Indigenous Counsellor and Certified Indigenous International Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counsellor

 Assessments:Full Assessment Printout -GAINS-Q3-MI

• Short Assessment Printout

• GAIN-SS Clinical Report

• GAIN-SS Clinical Summary

• Validity Report

• Personal Feedback Report (GI or Q)

• Q3 PFR Interviewer Version

• Individual Clinical Profile (I, M90, Q/Q3)

• Diagnostic Report (GI)

• Score Tracker (M90)

• RRS Narrative Reports (I, Q/Q3


• CANS Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)

Kim has 15 yrs experience helping others on their healing journey and in academic growth as a teacher. She has served on board of directors, numerous hours of volunteer work: Heart and Stroke, Kindness Campaign, completes the Memorial Walk for MMIWG since 2015 and so much more. Kim using a variety of modalities along with wholistic healing practices to assist her clients in meeting their goals with sustainable coping and healing practices in their repetoire. Kim works with young, adults to elders. She has had great success assist those looking to reconcile within themselves generational and residential school traumas by healing spirit first and by acknowledging the effects of moral injury.

Emem provides a multi cultural lense to her client centred practice. She has lived abroad and is familiar with not only a westernized approach but the importance of global healing indigenous practices when joining an individual, family or community on their healing journey. Having 19 years experience and the last 15 years delivering services in Canada she has helped people in BC,AB,SK,MN. Her experience is with indigenous remote communities and urban communities with a focus on the underlying issues surrounding Trauma and Addictions.

Heather has 15+ years walking with individuals on their journey to wellness. She provides mainstream services and applies global healing practices to every case.

Heather is a client centred professional and gears her tools to the needs of her clients and the goals they have set for themseves.

Tribal Theory Informed

Julie Lamoureux

Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist and is in the process of learning about her Metis heritage. She self-identifies as Metis. Julie provides both Holistic and mainstream therapy and delivers services in English and French. Julie has been in the helping profession for 20 years, providing individuals, families, and youth with therapy, counseling, and education using a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, all tailored to the unique needs of each client With a strength-based approach. As a graduate of Laurentian University, she has provided services both in urban settings and rural indigenous communities. Julie has experience in areas of Addiction and Mental Health, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma resolution, concurrent disorders much more... Julie is a client-focused professional. Julie is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.


Michelle Lessard

Michelle is a therapist who has specialized in youth eating disorders, trauma and addictions, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, concurrent disorders and more…Michelle provides a positive and refreshing approach to her client care and is results focused. Michelle for the last 12 years ensures that she provides a mainstream approach that is inclusive to traditional holistic healing and tailors her approach to the clients’ needs. Michelle has provided services in both an Urban setting and Rural Indigenous Communities. She is proficient is the following modalities: CBT, MI 1&2, DBT, Solution-Focused, Strength Based … Michelle is a graduate of Yorkville University and Laurentian University.

Judy Mord

Judy is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Member of the CRPO Council representing District 2 North. Judy provides therapy that is both a holistic and mainstream approach. Her services are provided in English and French. Judy has provided helping services over the last 19 years. She offers specialized therapy, guidance, education, and coping skills to help people build resilience and thrive socially, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Judy is familiar with and uses a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, all tailored to the unique needs of each client With a strength-based approach. As a Yorkville and Lakehead University graduate, she has provided services both in urban settings and rural indigenous communities. Judy has experience in areas of Mental Health, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma resolution, concurrent disorders much more... Judy is a client-focused professional and is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Kirk Tasse

Kirk has been in the helping profession for 26 years and as a seasoned therapist Kirk has helped many clients: youth and families to individuals with Trauma, Mental Health and Addictions; not to exclude areas: emotional regulation, behaviour management, coping, parental coaching, anxiety, depression and conflict resolution. Kirk is strong believer in the importance of balancing Holistic Healing Practices with Therapeutic Strategies to encourage the achievement of optimal health and wellness in those that have included him on their healing journeys. Kirk is a client-focused therapist proficient in several modalities such as: CBT, Solution Focused Brief, MI, Emotion-Focused, Grief and Loss, Trauma informed care, anxiety and depression…Kirk is a graduate of Laurentian University.










Dale helps others along their healing journey with a variety of modalities and is culturally sentitive in his approach. Dale is registered with BCCSW and is a member in good standing. He is a highly skill and compassionate professional that believes that healing must be wholistic and sustainable in order for his clients to move on their journey without the need for his support. Dale is also trained in San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity. He is an asset to those working throught Trauma and Addictions but not limited to those areas of concern. Dale is a aclient focused Therapist that works with adults.

Sarah has 15 years of experience utilizing western and global indigenous healing approaches when walking with a client on their journey to wellness.

Sarah focuses on mental health, addictions, abuse, generational trauma and trauma recovery.

Sarah provides her clients with the tools to help them thrive post-therapy.

 Self-Identifies as Metis

Allyssha is a client centre therapist - Her role in this helping field has been with children, youth, adults and elders within the indigenous communities and mainstream settings. She is inclusive and creates an environment that promotes healthy healing in a safe manner.

Allyssha provides her clients the tools they need to strive. Her services and ethics have led to many successful outcomes.

Her overall experience in the helping field is 18 years

Coming Soon!


Clare Ziemann is a skilled and compassionate nurse practitioner who seamlessly integrates the fields of healthcare and holistic healing. With her extensive knowledge and experience in bioenergy healing, as well as her expertise in breathwork and psycho-spiritual counseling, Claire brings a unique and comprehensive approach to her practice. Through her dedicated work, she strives to empower individuals on their healing journeys, addressing not only physical well-being but also the intricate connections between the mind, body, and spirit. Claire's commitment to bridging the gap between conventional medicine and alternative therapies makes her a valued practitioner in providing comprehensive and holistic care.