In this session, certified grief counsellor, Claudia Otto will share practical tips, tools, and examples of ways health and social care providers can help others heal through methods like storytelling and tapping into the senses. This session will describe various approaches to support patients and families at various stages of their grief journey. Please note that this session will NOT be recorded.
Claudia was born and raised in Thunder Bay, leaving for her education and then returning. She is the proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and one grand-dog.
She is a member of the Charis Centre healing team. Claudia has worked for over 20 years as a counsellor and psychodramatic bodyworker. She is a facilitator and trainer with Hospice Northwest Hearts & Hope Grief Support Group and the Gashkendamidee (Grieving from the Heart)- the Indigenous grief support program. She is an educator who has taught at the Oshki-Wenjack Educational Institute for 12 years in the Social Service and the Addiction Counselling programs.
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Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous people. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. As a Centre we are committed to working towards reconciliation and decolonizing our work and have committed as a staff to educating ourselves in these areas both personally and professionally.