Life Is... past events - 2013/14

Woundedness, Healing and Ceremony: A Native American perspective 

When: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September 2014

Where: Reefton (near Warburton) - details provided upon booking


We are pleased to announce the return of Dr Robert (Rocky) Crocker to Oz. Come along and join us for a weekend of teaching and ceremony around themes of woundedness and healing for individuals, families, communities and cultures; linked to a genuine Native American spiritual tradition.


For ‘old hands’ deepen your knowledge and experience a further chapter of ancient wisdom. For newer folks let Rocky introduce to you an understanding of Hocokah, Inipi & what these may enrich or shift in your life. Join Rocky for a weekend discussion and ceremony culminating in Inipi (Sweat lodge). 


Contact Sally on or phone 03 9077 8668 | 0402 004 858.


This event is generously supported by the Life Is... Foundation and Paradigm Solutions.

Sally de Beche with Tony Gee
Pathways to Wellbeing, Fortnightly
Wednesdays from 11th June to 23rd July 2014, Hocokah House, Canterbury

Explore and Experience Stories and Techniques to Soothe and Heal our Emotional, Physical and Mental Being -  Wednesday June 11th, June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd 2014 from 7 to 9pm


This course guides you through meditations, discussions and techniques that have proven
effective while offering pathways to insight, clarity and healing. If you have suffered from
an overactive critical mind, emotional distress or chronic pain these techniques may be
helpful to quiet, calm and create self comforting or healing mechanisms. 



Fortnights: Physical Healing - Mental Body Healing - Emotional Healing - Spiritual Healing


Contact Sally for more information: 03 9077 8668 | 0402 004 858 |

Dr Robert ('Rocky') Crocker M.D.
Workshops, 22nd - 23rd March 2014

Native American Ceremony, Wisdom and Healing - in Warburton, Yarra Valley

Saturday 22nd March: Native American Ceremony & Healing - 9:30am to 4pm

Sunday 23rd March: Inipi Ceremony (Native American Sweat Lodge) - 10am to 5pm


Join Dr Robert 'Rocky' Crocker MD for an experiential workshop on Native American Ceremony, Healing and Wisdom. Rocky will talk of the Inipi (Lodge) and other ceremonies, which bring with them a deep spiritual connection. He will present ways to integrate these traditions into everyday life.


Contact Sally at Life Is... Foundation: 0402 004 858 | 03 9077 8668 |

Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy MA

Workshops, 14th to 27th November 2013


Whole Body, Whole Spirit: Native American Healing, Singing and Drumming

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November, Hocokah House, Canterbury

Experience the extraordinary healing potential of Native American songs and drums in celebrations promoting wholeness in body and spirit. Contact Sally: 0402 004 858 |


Stories That Heal: Bringing Narrative Medicine to the Work you do already

Presented by Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy

Saturday 23rd November, 2.00pm until 5.00pm, Hocokah House, Canterbury

Contact Sally: 0402 004 858 | 03 9077 8668 |


Warburton Mental Health Workshops

Presented by Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy

Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November 2013

Eastern Access Community Health and Life Is... Foundation

Why aren't you listening

​Conference, 18 & 19 November 2013

Different perspectives of Aboriginal Mental Health and Suicide 


A conference on Aboriginal Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.


Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Limited


Sale Baptist Church, Sale, Victoria

Dr Robert (Rocky) Crocker M.D.
Workshops, 12 - 23 September 2013

An evening of Ancient Wisdom, Music, and Treats to Eat

‘The Importance of Ceremony in Everyday Life’

Saturday 21 September at Hocokah House, Canterbury


Rocky discussed how Ceremony can be applied to our lives including daily rituals based on Native American tradition and Spirituality. 

Be the Change… Community Events & Projects

Community Walks for World Suicide Prevention Day 
Community walks, September/October 2013

Community walks for World Suicide Prevention Day 2014 will be listed here or you can visit

Life Is... Foundation

Please contact Life Is... for more details about our projects, events and services.


Hocokah House, 283 Canterbury Road,

Canterbury VIC 3126

​Telephone: ​03 9077 8668


ABN 56 548 237 717

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