Intergenerational Trauma, Addiction and Integration of Traditional Indigenous Healing Methods and a Western Treatment Model “Seeking Safety” now offered! (IHSS)

If you are a health professional working in addictions, and would like to learn more about trauma informed therapy, clearing intergenerational trauma, addiction, IHSS model, group psychotherapy and sharing circles, then coming to this 5 day training is a must!


Presenter: Dr. Teresa Naseba Marsh, PhD, MA, RN, RP, SEP, Psychotherapist, Healer, Author, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Laurentian and Lakehead Universities

Once traumatized, victims often report that they are plagued by intrusive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are destructive to themselves and others. Consequently, they often lose the meaning of life, feel hopeless, and have times in which they feel de-humanized. Some authors refer to that condition as ‘a spiritual crisis’ or ‘soul wound’. Intergenerational Trauma destroys the bonds and connections individuals have with themselves, others, and the world.  This disconnection affects their sense of community and belonging, moving them further into addiction, isolation, shame, guilt, and self-blame.

Participants will receive a certificate confirming completion of the IHSS training, allowing them to integrate this method into their practice.

How do we best accompany those seeking care into this realm within and below the body?  The shadow region, named “distressing: sick at heart.”  There is only one way.  We must go there ourselves.

Saki Santorelli:  Author of Heal Thyself


  • Identify and understand the pervasive effects of trauma / intergenerational trauma and addiction 
  • Understand what trauma-informed practices & clearing trauma are in the context of addiction
  • Discuss and explore the IHSS, and how to implement the model in your agency
  • Practice and role-play some of the IHSS, sessions
  • Explore experientially various treatment challenges working with this population
  • Understand and discuss decolonizing methodologies and learn more about culturally sensitive treatment in the Indigenous context
  • Receive teachings by various Elders in the area of intergenerational trauma & addiction
  • Explore the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing and discuss how this principal can enhance your skills and knowledge as a frontline worker 

Dr. Teresa Naseba Marsh

Dr. Teresa Naseba Marsh, Ph.D, MA, RN, RP, SEP, Psychotherapist, Healer, Author, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Laurentian and Lakehead Universities

Teresa Naseba Marsh immigrated to Canada from South Africa in 1992 and continued to contribute to Healing approaches to overcome suffering, trauma, addiction, historical trauma,  and the aftermath of oppression. In her books, “Enlightenment is Letting Go! Healing from Trauma, Addiction and Multiple Loss” and the recently released, “The Courage of a Nation; Healing from Intergenerational Trauma, Addiction and Multiple Loss,” Teresa continues her dedication to this field by teaching people how to heal through participatory action, ancient spiritual methods, poetry and the telling of stories. Teresa’s work is grounded in treating humanity holistically and embracing social accountability.  Her recent work over the last 20 years in Vancouver and the North continues to expose her passion, dedication and compassion for this work. She is an inspiration to health care.