Reverence and Restoration, Part 1: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy, with guests, unpack our need to understand how trauma and adversity are interfering with our capacity to move toward social health. To recognize this is the first step to becoming suitable leaders of the Anthropocene.

Episode Description

After focusing on the uses and abuse of power that so often erect barriers to true partnership, in the first segment of Week 4, Dr. Bloom and Ms. Yanosy are going to step back and talk about the “R” in P.R.E.S.E.N.C.E. representing Reverence and Restoration with a focus on reverence for life and the will to restore what has been broken.

It is clear that the complex interdependence and interconnected nature of all living things on the planet can no longer be denied. Our survival as a species will depend on Restoration of our connection to something bigger than ourselves, to each other, and to the Earth.

In the second and third segments we will talk about wisdom that derives from the indigenous people in North America and in Australia with our two guests, Dawn Isaac, working in Winnipeg, Canada at Marymound, the program that first piloted Creating Presence and from Dr. Robyn Miller, CEO at MacKillop Family Services in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Dawn Isaac, Director of Organizational Development and Cultural Services at Marymound in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Robyn Miller, CEO MacKillop Family Services in Melbourne, Australia

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