Impacts of Trauma and How to Build Resiliency

September 28, 2021
7:30-8:30pm ET


 Location: Zoom

Meeting ID: 957 4307 5354


What is trauma? How have Métis people experienced or been impacted by trauma throughout time? What do pathways of healing look like for Métis people? In this webinar, Registered Psychotherapist Tera Beaulieu and Auntie Lynn Lavallée will reflect on and discuss understandings of trauma and Métis specific experiences of trauma. Cultural teachings will be shared and different approaches to healing will be offered, along with an honouring of all those who have been impacted by the residential and day school systems throughout Canada.


Tera Beaulieu

Tera is a Citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and is the founder and Director of the Weaving Wellness Centre, a private clinical and consulting practice specializing in serving Indigenous peoples and communities and those who have experienced trauma. Tera is also completing her Doctor of Philosophy in the Counselling/Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Toronto where her program of research examines the supports and challenges of Métis traditional knowledge in addressing the life transition needs (mental health, education and employment) of urban Métis homeless peoples. Tera is a mom to two little ones, Beau and Aurora, and also sits as the Region 8 Women’s Representative with the Métis Nation of Ontario Women’s Council.


Bio of Lynn Lavallée

Lynn was born in Sudbury. Her mom Frances, nee Labelle was born in Timmins. Lynn’s maternal grandfather, Norman Godon came from Swan Lake and her grandmother, Annonciade Labelle was from Gracefield. Lynn’s father and many generations (Gauthier, Pepin, Taylor, Richard, Keith) come Temiscaming. Lynn started her spirit journey with Vern Asin Harper’s Four Directions lodge and believes our healing begins with spirit. Lynn is a full professor at X University.