Considering wellbeing through emotional, physical, cultural, spiritual, earth connection, economic empowerment, and relationship aspects.
Strong empowered women, in all aspects of their lives, are pivotal in encouraging inner strength in their children, grandchildren And partners.
The Ethos of Warida Wholistic Wellness sees wellness through Indigenous Healing Practices approaches; Including:
– Our connection with each other, gudu-guduwa (coming together) and ngalimi yunggudya (we give to each other).
– Awareness and exploration of our inner world.
– Our connection with barna (Country).
– Ngardi Guwanda (listening/thinking/feeling strongly/deeply). Listening with our whole being both within and outside of our bodies.
– Experiential and therapeutic relationship with horses and other animals in an ethical and honouring way.
– Our groundedness through an Indigenous spiritual perspective of warida (wedge-tailed eagle).
-An understanding of how economic empowerment can support healing in traditionally marginalised communities.
show what underpins everything that we do – our ethos for being.
We are honest, open and ethical. This is the cornerstone of who we are.
We are passionate about everything we do, including mentoring other businesses and sharing our knowledge.
Indigenous cultural safety, competency and the importance of connection to Country underpins everything we do. We live “gudu-guduwa” (coming together), ngalimi yunggudya (we give to each other) and ngardi guwanda (listening/thinking/feeling strongly/deeply).
We are avid learners and invest time and resources to keep up to date with new services, techniques and research to better service our communities.
We walk alongside our clients, helping them connect with their inner fire and Country as part of their healing process. We believe experiences are not something to be “fixed” but embraced. We also understand the importance of economic empowerment in the healing process.
We embrace differences but we also believe that we have a lot to give as an Indigenous social enterprise.
We believe in pushing boundaries and having the courage to tackle any challenges.
By all accounts we are a nation in crisis – the statistics are beyond alarming: 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime; 6 Australian’s per day suicide with another 30 people attempting per day; and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experience domestic violence. Add to this that the world health organisation has listed burn out as a growing concern. Many people are tired of being looked at as broken, dysfunctional and something needing "fixing". More and more people are exploring empowering mental health and wellbeing services as far away from the medical model as possible. Decolonising mental health and wellbeing addresses this need.
Warida Wholistic Wellness – Drawing Upon Indigenous Culture to Empower Healing Journeys Mental illness and depression are not new concepts. What is new, though,