An old tradition finds its way back into modern times. The burden stick is an efficient tool which helps self-identify one’s issues and to find coping methods to unload the burdens. This tool helps us find the courage to express ourselves when words fail us. The basket has room for everyone, go ahead and have your own stick, find your voice even when it won’t speak.

The workshop:

We begin smudging followed by an introduction round. I will then follow with sharing the story of the burden sticks. We will then create the burden sticks and the workshop closes with a circle.

For the full day, we can gather our own sticks from the forest or the beach. The participants will keep their burden sticks and they can choose to integrate them into their daily routines at work, school or home.