Session Three


Nov 26, 2019—West Kelowna, BC: Inspired by the wisdom of our ancestors and impacted by current scientific knowledge join us to become a champion of change for the future.

This is not a workshop filled with information to be downloaded, but rather it is an integrative holistic PROCESS, a PRACTICE with the potential to strengthen your leadership skills.

Reclaiming creativity and imagination is key to healing the patterning of our brains towards disconnection and dissolving the barriers we put up around our hearts for self-protection.

Research into neuroplasticity shows that when we feel validated, heard, and seen by others, our brains can heal. Experiential learning and the expressive arts have been shown to be deeply effective in rewiring the brain and body towards connection and safety.

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Changing our patterns of lateral violence needs holistic, embodied, and process-oriented approaches. The creative processes we use in Champions of Change are medicine for our whole self and for our relationships. They are foundational to deep listening, empathy, emotional literacy, self-awareness, and compassionate communication. Join us Friday, December 6th!

During Session Three we will share Syilx concepts and stories illustrating traditional values such as kindness, respect, and patience. Deep empathetic listening and strength-based communication are some of the teachings that will support us to enhance existing relationships and navigate challenging ones. Coaching processes are used to provide peer support for taking bold steps into leadership.

Because we use a coach approach, we focus on the needs and priorities that arise from the specific group assembled for each workshop – so the topics covered in the sessions are both responsive and fluid. You can jump in at any point in the journey and still benefit deeply – whether you take one or all of the workshops.

Sign up for one—or for all remaining sessions!




Kelly Terbasket

IndigenEYEZ Program Director Kelly Terbasket has a contagious laugh, a talent for connecting people, and a passion for the power of community. With more than 20 years experience managing community projects, Kelly is known in First Nations throughout BC for her inspiring workshops on everything from team building to strategic planning to effective leadership. As a person of mixed heritage, Kelly has been bridging distinct worlds all her life, learning to weave together the strengths of her Syilx and European ancestry.


With additional facilitation support from:
Kim Haxton, Deb Crow, Allan Thomas Lindley, and Bill Cohen

Westbank First Nation Health and Wellness Building: The Siya Room
1900 Quail Lane, West Kelowna

2019: Dec 6th
2020: Jan 17th, Feb 21st, March 16th, March 17th, April 17th

The last two sessions which will happen on two consecutive days in May, where we will go out on the land. Dates and location TBD.
Sign up for one—or for all remaining workshops!

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

$150/per workshop
Lunch will be provided for each session, with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Register Online

contact Anni Phillips at or 250-328-9634