Who are our programs for?
Our programs may benefit a wide range of individuals,
Members of the Stolen Generations and their
Young people who have experienced abuse or
People involved in the criminal justice
People with drug, alcohol and gambling use
However this not an exhaustive list and any who are willing
are welcome to participate.
Gamarada Men’s Program
The Gamarada Men’s program runs over 10 weekly sessions.
Throughout the program, participants learn how to deal with
their energy, emotions and reactions. They will be empowered
to break damaging patterns of behavior, and to achieve
positive goals. Practical techniques and life skills are key
components of the program including stress/anger management
and skills for building respectful relationships.
Traditional Aboriginal methods and spirituality are central
to the process of learning, development and self-healing
throughout the program.
A general outline of what will be covered during the
Lower emotional and action
Dadirri and deep
relaxation and awareness session
Stronger emotional and
Community members open
Workshopping the program –
Summary and conclusion
Please email Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further information or to express your interest in this
Two day Gamarada Healing and Life Skills Workshop
This program was developed more
recently as a two-day transportable package for delivery in
rural NSW and other regions of Australia. It is a
self-healing and life skills development program that uses
Aboriginal knowledge and methods to empower participants.
The program utilizes group work to teach participants
practical skills such as stress management, relaxation,
breathing and visualization. Awareness is explored using
Indigenous Spiritual practices such as ‘Dadirri’ (deep
listening, quiet stillness and awareness). Anger management
and emotional control (non-reaction techniques) are also
focal points which are reinforced through practical
The picture below was taken at
the Wagga Wagga program.
This program can be run for community members or for
leaders/professionals working in Aboriginal communities.
Please email Ken (email@example.com)
for further information or to express interest in these
Anger management and self-healing
This is a single session (and possible follow up) for
graduates of the Gamarada Men’s Program. It has been
developed so that graduates can learn to run their own
programs in the community (and charge their own fees for
this). The session mixes Aboriginal healing with cultural
material, and incorporates Eastern methods that focus on
relaxation, cleansing and awareness.
The session is a comprehensive presentation drawing from the
Gamarada 10 week program. It includes practice exercises and
practical techniques to work through anger and help with
self-healing. Techniques are drawn from Aboriginal culture,
Buddhism, Yoga, as well as the work of Dr Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
and Professor Judy Atkinson.
Components covered in the session are…
Cultural reasons for anger
with Aboriginal people
Am I angry?
Early warning signs
Working with anger
Sharing ways of dealing
Revision and summary
email David Leha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further information or to express interest in this
Biyanga Naminma is a program to encourage dads’, Uncles,
male carers and mentors to value and encourage the education
of their children. The program aims to empower participants
and their families by building knowledge and strengths; as
well as facilitating better understanding, communication and
relationships between parents and schools.
Benefits of the program include
promoting the image of Aboriginal fathers as leaders and
mentors, improving educational outcomes for children,
building better relationships with schools, supporting and
reinforcing children’s learning at home. Through this
program fathers can contribute more to their children, and
reach their full potential. The Biyanga Naminma program may
also be an opportunity for men to tell their own stories,
and connect them to employment, health services, education
Biyanga Naminma is currently inviting Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander fathers, carers and mentors to be part of an
arts based project which aims to help children be prepared
for the future, and to excel in whatever they choose to
The program is running at from
5:30-8:30pm on Monday Nights at the Redfern Community Centre
(corner of Hugo and Caroline Streets).
information please contact Ken
0433 346 645) or John Ogden (0419 659 470)