ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

 

Mel Brown is an Aboriginal Ngunnawal women    who is;

CEO of Spirit Dreaming Pty Ltd

Director of Spirit Dreaming Inc.

Director of Australian Family Group Conferencing

Public Officer of Australian Association of Family Group Conferencing

Director of Calleo Indigenous  

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Indigenous Studies – Trauma and Healing, Southern  Cross University, Lismore, NSW. (Mindgs)

  • Cert IV TAE—Highly skilled in group work facilitation and Aboriginal education, healing and wellbeing workshops.

  • National Facilitator for Aboriginal Building Connections “Train the Trainer” programs, funded by Attorney Generals Dept, training trainers across Australia.

  • Aboriginal Counsellor.

  • Cert III—Aboriginal Mentoring.

  • Qualified in Digital Storytelling and Self Publishing techniques – Trained by the Secretariat of Aboriginal and Islander Childcare (SNAICC) and further skills in the area of digital media.

  • 20 years of management and consultancy skills and running own business.

  • 10 years child protection experience, including 4 years of management.

  • ACT Public Service Award for  “Most Improved Services to Aboriginal Families and Young People” – ACT.

  • NSW Industry and Investment— recognised as one of the top 8 Aboriginal Business women, 2011.

 

Trainer’s Cultural Authority 

     

     Mel Brown’s cultural authority is as follows;

  • Known and respected within Ngunnawal and Bundjalung Aboriginal communities.

  • Provider of Aboriginal cultural education and wellbeing workshops for over 10 years.

  • Successful Author and writer for a range of magazines nationally and internationally in relation to the topic of Aboriginal cultural education, transgenerational trauma and spiritual topics.

  • International and national Speaker and Conference Presenter regarding Aboriginal healing and wellbeing programs, Aboriginal engagement practices, and innovative best practice initiatives to increase Aboriginal participation in organisation.

  • Mel has a range of Aboriginal educational and wellbeing resources distributed internationally and nationally by two of the worlds largest distributors in wellbeing and selfhelp publications.

Book Signings

at the

International World Book Expo 

New York City

2013

Some Organisations who have experienced our Training

 

 

NSW

Lismore Family Support Network

Ageing, Diability and Home Care

Interrelate Family Centre - Newcastle

NSW Police - Wagga

Mission Australia

Anglicare 

Centacare 

Life Without Barriers

Pathfinders

Tweed Valley Womens Service 

Vinnies

Otec

Joblink Plus

Jetty Bunker Youth Service

MNC Community Care Options

Community Corrections

Kempsey Womens Refuge

Clarence River Womens Refuge

Njunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation

Barnardos

Dept of Education

Walgett Community School

Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service

NSW Dept of Community Services
Mudgin Gal Aboriginal Services

Catholic Community Services

Bellza Youth Centre

Mission Australia

Neami National

Coffs Harbour Support Services

Idea's

CASPA

Charles Sturt University

Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service

MulitculutralCouncil of Wagga

YWCA NSW

Community Justice Restorative Centre

Northcott

FSG Australia

Wesley Dalmar

Wesley 

 

VICTORIA

Ballarat Health Services

Karden Disability Support Services

Centre for Non-Violence

Life Without Barriers

MIssion Australia 

On Track Employment

Dept of Human Services

Aboriginal Housing VIC

Foundation 61

Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation.

 

QUEENSLAND 

SOLAS, Townsville

Questcare

Blue Care

Flexi-care

Carers Queensland

Uniting Care

Dept Of Communities - Child Safety

Bundaberg Relationship Centre

Wide Bay Corp for Child Protection

Equity Works

Job Centre Australia

Laurel House

Kyrbra Inc

QLD Legal Service

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Canberra Hospital

Belconnen Community Services

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Indigenous Allied Health

Barnardos

Circle Sentencing 

 

                  SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Coomealla Aboriginal Health Service

Port Augusta City Council 

Womens and Childrens Health Network

Aboriginal Community Care SA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Yourgum Aboriginal Support Services

YWCA WA

IBN - Port Headland

 

PLUS MANY MORE...

 

 

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"The training was truly inspiring and has helped to further motivate my passion for assisting my clients".

-Emma E

CONTACT SPIRIT DREAMING

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ph - 0428 657 116

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
michael@spiritdreaming.com.au

mel@spiritdreaming.com.au

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