Box Set of Healing Cards: Indigenous Healing as Mindfulness Practice

As some of you know, I was inspired to start working in the healing of intergenerational trauma field after reading Judy Atkinson’s book Trauma Trails: Recreating Song Lines – The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia. A section of this website is devoted to the healing of trauma and intergenerational (sometimes known as transgenerational or historical) trauma. I believe strongly that Indigenous peoples have a lot to teach non-indigenous peoples about the healing of trauma and its consequences (e.g. addiction, mental health problems).

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is Patron / Elder Advisor of the wonderful Aboriginal healing initiative We Al-li Programs. Her daughter Dr Caroline Atkinson is the Chief Executive Officer.

We Al-li have recently started selling a box set of Healing Cards based on their healing approach. These Healing Cards and their accompanying booklet are very special. Here is the information that Carlie provided me about the box set.

We Al-li Set of Healing Cards

Indigenous Healing as Mindfulness Practice – Cards for Reflection, Discussion, Action

Cost $80 (plus $9.15 postage for Australia). Please contact David Ryan at to find out postage costs for your country if you live outside Australia.

Contains 14 beautifully illustrated A5 sized cards and an accompanying 90 page booklet explaining not only the artist’s meaning for each painting, but also the use of these cards in practice and life.

These cards are the artwork of Christopher Edwards-Haines. They reflect his journey and life purpose, and combine with the powerful words of Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson AM to provide the opportunity for you too, to re-evaluate your life. They provide processes and help to consider, reflect on and if appropriate, take action on life circumstances you wish to change or enrich.

Accompanying the cards are over 90 pages of text that provide you with the means to reflect on your life, your values, to identify the trauma that you and your family and community has experienced, and how to confront and identify a path forward from the trauma vortex that so many feel trapped in.

Based on the life’s work of Judy Atkinson, each card and accompanying chapter outlines the work conducted in We Al-li’s culturally and trauma informed workshops.

They illustrate a journey anyone can take in contemplation of a life journey and recovery from childhood trauma. They are our gift to support others to also take the courage to undertake deep inner reflection in life changes.

Note:  A percentage of every sale goes to Chris for the use of his art.
I can strongly recommend these Healing Cards.