Healing Circle Work Facilitator Training

Kultchafi is committed to sharing Healing Circle Work across Australia, providing training to bring healing to communities

Kultchafi offers Healing Circle Work Facilitator Training, which is suitable for:

  • Psychologists

  • Mental health professionals

  • Counsellors

  • Support Workers

  • Community Elders

Contact us to check eligibility. 

A pre-assessment is undertaken prior to enrolment in Kultchafi Healing Circle Work Facilitator Training

Kultchafi Healing Circle Work Facilitator Training is delivered face-to-face, with additional reading / activities required of students.


It provides detailed knowledge of the process of:


  • Creating a Healing Circle

  • Facilitating a Healing Circle

  • Delivering activities and ceremonies within a Healing Circle

This training is provided in group sessions over five days.

About Healing Circle Work - what it can bring to your participants

Kultchafi Healing Circle Work is not a therapy, but therapeutic outcomes are experienced. It is a healing process based on an ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander methodology. 


Participants learn to live life in the moment, recognising and understanding their own spirituality, and gaining the ability to enter the moment to reaffirm themselves.


Participants in a Healing Circle learn to appreciate and be accountable for their highest good, and the highest good of others around them. Healing Circle Work is provided in group sessions, and it is suitable for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants over 18 years of age.

Delivery of Healing Circle Work is suitable for addressing:

  • Stolen Generation trauma

  • Displacement

  • Abuse

  • Isolation

  • Alcohol and other substance abuse and addiction

  • Domestic and Family Violence

  • Gender issues

By taking part in the seven steps of Healing Circle Work, participants can learn to experience a restorative and health-giving sense of wellbeing to themselves and others.


HCW is a place where participants can just ‘be themselves’.

  1. First step: Realisation and recognition.

  2. Second step: Reflection on what is recognised.

  3. Third step: Identifying the Lateral Violence from within.

  4. Fourth step: Dealing with the core elements where “stinking thinking” and “bulldust behaviour” has driven emotional entanglements and anti-social behaviours.

  5. Fifth step: Salvation, restoration and reconciliation to become their true self

  6. Sixth step: I am a Spiritual BEING. I possess a soul. I dwell in a physical body.

  7. Seventh step: Living, not existing.

View a short video on outcomes of Healing circle work

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About Healing Circle Work

Kultchafi Healing Circle Work has been developed over many years in consultation with Elders and Traditional Owners from across Australia.


The development was headed by Cheri Yingaa Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, a proud Aboriginal Australian woman of the Taribelang, Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng and Kabi Kabi peoples.


Aunty Cheri had been a women’s hostel supervisor, a foster parent to 13 Aboriginal children and has worked in prisons, facilitating and therapeutically working with men who had committed violent and sexual crimes.

In addition, Aunty Cheri had extensive experience in suicide prevention, gender issues and supporting Spirituality, holding a Bachelor in Applied Science in Indigenous & Community Health (Major: Mental Health & Counselling), and a Masters in Criminal Justice.

Today, Kultchafi Services continues to work with Traditional Owners and Elders from across the nation to ensure the ongoing integrity and focus of our Healing Circle Work.

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