2019  INDIGENOUS  NATIONS  HISTORICAL  TRAUMA  MASTER  CLASS 

 

COURSE INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to register for our 200 hour certificate program. This dynamic and intuitive national training offers a unique approach to recovery from generational traumatic events with researched and culturally relevant tools.
Submit your application now, as this class will fill up.
Specifically designed for Native American & Indigenous Health Care Providers.
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May you begin your somatic excavations with tenderness and consideration for all that has transpired before you.

1. Created for active America Health Care Providers
2. Specifically designed for Addiction Recovery Counselors, Social Workers, Domestic Abuse Providers, Traditional Healers and Behavioral / Mental Health Therapists working in Indian Country
3. Provides
Alternatives to Talk Therapy and Medication
4. Learn Innovative Neurophysiological Corrective Techniques: Somatic Archaeology©, Generational Brainspotting™, Breath & Mindfulness
5. Medicine Wheel Alchemy and Methodology
6. Reduce Suicidal Tendencies by Raising One’s Emotional IQ
7. Learn Body-Based, Interactive Stress Reduction Skills
8. Address Generational Patterns of Disease, Addiction, Chronic Pain, Relational Patterns, Sexual Abuse, Limiting Beliefs, Grief and Anger

Upon completion of this program you may be eligible to join our Trainers Team, or to establish a Historical Trauma Recovery Center in your community.

LEAD TRAINER
This Certificate Program is designed, developed and taught by Dr. Ruby Gibson, Executive Director of Freedom Lodge. For the past 35 years, Ruby has been dedicated to the craft and science of Historical Trauma recovery internationally and among our Native Peoples all around Turtle Island. She developed two intergenerational trauma recovery models - Somatic Archaeology© and Generational Brainspotting™. Using our Body and Mother Earth as a source of biological, emotional and ancestral memory, these techniques were field tested for 20 years on clients and students with amazing effectiveness. Dr. Ruby’s recovery principles are shared at professional conferences, universities, hospitals, tribal consultations, ceremonies, veteran gatherings, youth groups, and tribal schools. As a mixed blood woman, Ruby simplifies the complexity of trauma recovery through the inspiration of her spiritual grandmothers and Mother Earth. She believes we all have an amazing capacity to reconcile personal and cultural suffering when we have the proper skills. She is the co-founder of Freedom Lodge non-profit and in 2015 opened the Black Hills Historical Trauma Research & Recovery Center in Rapid City, SD, with the generous support of the Indigenous People’s Fund of the Tides Foundation.

OVERVIEW
In February 2019, Freedom Lodge will launch our 2nd national Historical Trauma Master Class (HTMC). This 10 month program is the first of its kind to be offered to health care providers that serve our tribal communities across the U.S. It is a hybrid course that incorporates online learning modules, online webinars, and four in-person workshops held at Ghost Ranch in beautiful Abiquí, New Mexico. We plan to accept approximately 35 students into the program.

COURSE CALENDAR AND ATTENDANCE
Attendance at all online and in-person sessions is required. Please study the program calendar below to ensure your schedule allows your full participation in the program prior to submitting your application. All times are in MST/MDT. Online classes are held on Canvas, a cloud-based learning management system that makes teaching and learning at a distance easier. Canvas will be our navigation tool for communication, webinars, research, and other HTMC resources.

Historical Trauma Master Class 2019 Schedule

January 23, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Orientation Webinar

February 13 - 16, 2019: Module 1 (in-person)  Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am 

February 28, 2019: On-line on Canvas
Support Webinar #1

March 21, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instruction Webinar #1 

April 17 - 20, 2019: Module 2 Session (in-person) Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

May 2, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Support Webinar #2 

May 9, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instruction Webinar #2

June 19 - 22, 2019: Module 3 Session (in-person) Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

June 27, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Support Webinar #3

June 28 - July 24, 2019: Summer Break

July 25, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Instruction Webinar #3

August 21 - 24, 2019: Module 4 Session (in-person) Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, NM
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am

August 29, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Support Webinar #4

September 12, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Instruction Webinar #4

September 26, 2019: On-line on Canvas
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Support Webinar #5

October 9 - 12, 2019: Module 5 Session (in person) Rapid City, SD
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm & 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:30am - 11:30am
Graduation & Sacred Site Visit

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION
Registration Fee: $250 (paid upon acceptance into program)
Tuition Fee: No fee for tribal-enrolled members / $5,000.00 for non-tribal members working in Indian Country
Accommodations: No fee for lodging, food or transportation to and from the Albuquerque, NM airport and Ghost Ranch
Travel: Students are responsible for their own ground or air travel to and from the Albuquerque, NM airport and their Home (travel scholarships may be available upon request)
Internet Access: Students must have access to a computer and internet
Requirements:
1. Sobriety, stability and support
2. Professional licensure in therapy, healing or a recovery field
3. Established leadership in community
4. Complete HTMC Training in full
5. Desire for personal recovery
6. A commitment to personal wellbeing 

The deadline to submit a program application for the 2019 Historical Trauma Master Class is January 11, 2019. Thank you for your interest! Please contact us for more information.