Counselling support program for Indigenous families uses mixed-healing approach – Global News

June 24, 2022

Elders at Regina’s Caring Hearts support program are using land-based healing, sharing circles and other traditional healing processes to help Indigenous people through bereavement and as an act of reconciliation.

Formerly known as Regina Palliative Care Inc., then Regina Greystone Bereavement Center, and now Caring Hearts, it’s a program that provides counselling services and support to people who have suffered significant death loss.

Caring Hearts also now works with those who have suffered trauma and supports those impacted by missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).

“We provide both a western therapeutic approach and a traditional healing Indigenous approach to our counselling,” said Dwayne Yasinowski, Caring Hearts director of education.

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