Aunty Lorraine Peeters, the first Indigenous Australian addressing a Conference in Sarajevo on her vision for Aboriginal welfare and how she visualises the future for the Aboriginal people of Australia. Her title resonates with the people of the former communist countries as they too need to build their hopes, become resilient people and march forward. Her ideas inspires reconstruction of broken lives.
Aunty Lorraine sees two worlds in every society and nation. One that is composed of a generation that is not willing to give up old ways – and another generation that sits on the fence. Amidst these two generations there are a number of confused and confounded, unfortunate people. Her message is direct to all to awakened people, that is not to feel sorry for their plight– but to do something about it
There is little communication between the environmental management and social science bodies of literature on resilience, yet each offers insights that could enrich the other. Our research in far north Queensland has identified six key social and institutional characteristics as helping the region and its communities to be resilient: peopleplace connections, knowledge, skills and learning; community networks; engaged governance; a diverse and innovative economy; and community infrastructure. We propose that environmental management, Aboriginal and social development organisations with regional responsibilities can choose to incorporate the social dimensions of resilience thinking in three ways. Their first option is to pursue existing mandates in consciousness of social characteristics, without trying to intervene although social knowledge may prompt some adaptation of existing management strategies.
Every aboriginal group has its own dreaming. Glenn Williams shares with us the particular dreaming story of "The Southern Cross". It tells how death came first into the world. The first coming of death remembered by the tribes to whom the Southern cross is a reminder. Most Australian aboriginees engage daily into the relationship of mythos and logos as a major and practical part of their daily life. Myth is regarded as primarily concerned with what was thought to be timeless and constant in our existence. Myth looks into the foundation of life to the deepest level of the human mind.
In this symposium I want to show how Jung and Steiner both came to understand their own 'dreaming' consciousness. This is the same consciousness that Indigenous Australians describe as their 'dreamtime'.
The concept of 'worldview' has been relatively neglected in modern psychiatric literature, especially in contributions from the English-speaking world. Yet it clearly has significance for well-being
Lateral violence occurs when the violence associated with oppression is internalised by those who are oppressed, and redirected between the members of the oppressed group. Among Aboriginal and Torres
Most, if not all schools and forms of psychotherapy are based in and/or trace their heritage to European/Western and Northern intellectual traditions. Inspired by the work of Raewyn Connell on Southern Theory (Crows Nest, NSW, 2008), this paper dreams and explores the possibilities of Southern psychotherapy or, more accurately, the plural (and pluralistic) Southern psychotherapies.
Aggression, noncompliance and disobedience are high-prevalence conditions that represent some of the most burdensome of mental health disorders in Indigenous children and adolescents. However, these conditions also represent some of the most potentially preventable mental health conditions. Research clearly links the impact of evidence-based parenting interventions to decreases in child behaviour problems and dysfunctional parenting, but Indigenous parents are less likely to access parenting interventions compared to the mainstream population.