My name is Kit Kline and I have been working as an educator and counsellor in the field of mental health and alcohol and other drugs for the past 15 years. I am also a Holistic Health Practitioner and believe that many treatment services for mental health and alcohol and other drugs focus on managing crisis and symptoms arising from trauma rather than healing the root cause. I am a mother of three young beautiful girls and a son and am committed to raising the next generation. When we have strong women we have strong communities. I am currently doing a Masters degree in Social Work and have an interest in Green Social Work. I have completed a Masters degree in Aboriginal studies and hold a BA degree in Indigenous studies. My other qualifications include diploma's in welfare, alcohol and other drugs, youth work, assessment and training, holistic healing, reiki master, Bach flower essence and nutrition. I have created a modality called Nature Based Therapy and deliver training in this area for health professionals, teachers and wellness workers. To find out more please visit my website www.naturebasedtherapy.com.au.
I was born in Canada and with Native American ancestry and spirituality at my core, I believe we need to heal at a grassroots level and reconnect to nature, our Mother Earth.
I am raising money to purchase a property to establish a women's space for women to heal.
My intention is to set up a healing centre for all women who need time to reconnect.
A place where women can find their identity, purpose and connection.
The women can stay for the weekend, the week or the year. It will be a semi-self sufficient space where we will grow our own food and share knowledge and experience to heal others who attend.
There are many women who have suffered from abuse as children and adults and this has had a huge impact on their health and wellbeing. Often when these issues are not resolved we begin to engage in self destructive behaviors which lead on to further problems. The first step is to learn self respect and self care and bring back what has been lost in a gentle way.
Often what is lost is our spirit and this then impacts on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Our healing centre will be a space to talk, listen and learn.
There will be nourishing wholefoods, bushwalking, nature based mindfulness, journaling, yoga, creative arts and lots of resources to read and watch.
There will be various workshops offered from visiting holistic health practitioners and contributions from local sources. There will be a minimal cost to stay and a contribution to the daily chores of maintaining the space and preparing the meals is expected.
It is also encouraged to share your experience and knowledge to support others.
This is a healing centre that is run by the people for the people.
A space to return to your inner child and begin the healing process.
If you would like to know more of connect and collaborate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org