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Learning Together Series

Learning Together Series is a space for the MEd in School Counselling community to explore the work of decolonization and Indigenization as well as the work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is a space for different perspectives and approaches and a space for community members to offer learning and dialogue opportunities for others. 

It is guided by the teaching of gifts that comes from Indigenous knowledges. Everyone has a gift and can contribute to the community, for the benefit of all. All gifts are different, unique, and are all valuable for the community. They should be shared. Our community is fortunate to include people with different perspectives, backgrounds, knowledges, passions, and gifts. All are different, unique, and all are valuable for our community. 

The Learning Together series is a space for us to share our gifts with each other, to learn with and from one another. This work is an ongoing process for all of us, and this learning can flourish in a relational, kind, and reciprocal environment, so the series space is open to all students, faculty, and staff, open to our community. 

Learning with Hiroko Brown – Wednesday, June 5 – 5pm to 6pm

The Art of Feeling Safety 

Whether we are in the field of Counselling, Education or Business, communication can be both felt and heard. When we create a safe atmosphere, we can connect with people easily. Exploring the works of Dr. Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory, the definition of safety both physiologically and emotionally will be examined. We will take a closer look at just how safety can play a role between our words and actions and why this is important.

In the words of Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

Join me in discussing the art of feeling safe and how it can help you communicate compassionately.

Hiroko Brown is currently an elementary school counsellor with the Langley School District. She is a graduate from City University with a Master of Education in School Counselling.  She holds a Bachelor of Education as well as a Bachelor of General Studies with a minor in fine arts. For the past fifteen years she has taught both as a Music and Art teacher at the elementary and post-secondary level. She has practiced Buddhism for over thirty years and her passion involves providing study lectures through Soka Gakkai International. Her classical training in both music and art compliments the somatic modalities she continues to use in her clinical practice. Honouring the art of regulation, Hiroko continues to practice yoga, chanting, art, piano and walking daily.

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