Expired The 5 C’s of Healing Centered Engagement: Compassion, Connection, Community, Curiosity, and Ceremony

This presentation will introduce you to the 5 C’s of Healing Centered Engagement – significant beliefs and practices related to healing and wellness learned from and modeled by Alaska Native Elders. As you do good work in your life and job, consider reflecting on how these 5 C’s can impact and support relationships with colleagues, clients, friends, relatives, as well as yourself.

Stress and trauma inhibit learning and move us from our thinking brain into our emotional brain, which makes it difficult to concentrate, remember things, make decisions, and connect. When we learn about how stress and trauma impact our mind and body, we are more compassionate with ourselves and others. When we are curious about what causes pain and grief, we can help to create connection and ceremony for healing. Healing happens when we are fully in our bodies and in relationship to others and our community. There are strategies for success we can utilize to create a community of care and feelings of belonging which allow us to learn and engage together at the highest levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • To deepen understanding of relationality and relational accountability
  • To learn the 5 C’s of healing centered engagement
  • To learn and discuss healing centered engagement practices within the 5 C’s


LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff, PhD, LMSW is Deg Xit’an (Dene) and her family is originally from Holy Cross and Anvik, Alaska. She currently resides in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is working as a Professor for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bachelor of Social Work program where she has taught since 2006; she is also a licensed master social worker through the State of Alaska. Demientieff is a statewide trainer on the topics of historical trauma and historical wellness, adverse childhood experiences, resilience, trauma informed care, and healing centered care. Demientieff is very active in learning and teaching her Deg Xinag language, and she facilitates a weekly Deg Xinag language learning group. Demientieff’s research interests focus on looking at how cultural and traditional practices contribute to individual, family, group and community resilience, health, healing, and wellness, specifically with the Indigenous people of Alaska.

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  • November 3, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff, PhD, LMSW

3 CE Contact Hours

Location:   Online Event


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