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Wisdom of Trauma Screening & Panel Discussion

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Join us for a screening and panel discussion of The Wisdom of Trauma by Dr Gabor Mate.


Entry is donation based – no one turned away

Suggested Donations:
$10 Unwaged
$20 Waged
$35 Solidarity

Tea & Coffee by donation

All proceeds go to The Healing Foundation - a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organization that provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families.


1pm Doors Open
2pm Screening
3:30 Break 
3:45 Panel Discussion
5:30 Finish 

The Wisdom of Trauma follows Dr Gabor Mate, who has dedicated his life to exploring the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society. 

The film envisions a trauma-informed future in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are encouraged to learn more about the impact that trauma can have on the human soul and how it directly contributes to “troubling behaviors” and diseases. 

This screening aims to bring deeper awareness to one’s own experience, those around us and the wider community - humanising societal “issues” and creating a more compassionate society. 

The panel discussion will explore such topics as What is trauma? How is trauma linked to social issues? How can we move towards a more trauma-informed society and increase accessibility to “healing”?  

The discussion will also explore the impact of intergenerational and ongoing trauma in  so-called-Australia and how our colonial institutions need to become more culturally sensitive for First Nations peoples.  

Please note the documentary may trigger one’s own trauma. 
We intend to create a safe place with support services and numbers made accessible - if you have any prior concerns please reach out.


This film contains conversations on trauma and addiction that may be sensitive for some viewers. 

Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, Self-Harm


This event takes place on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. Sovereignty has never been ceded and Australia is a crime scene. We pay our respects and stand in solidarity with First Nations people in their resistance to the ongoing violence of settler-colonialism and the carceral state.

Always was. Always will be. Aboriginal Land.


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