Talking is only one aspect of communication. Listening is a significantly important part and inviting the medicines of the talking stick can help open the minds and hearts to allow the truths to find their homes. In today’s world where everything is so fast paced, slowing down allows better communication.

The workshop:

The workshop begins with smudging followed by an introduction round. We then talk about the medicines used to create the talking stick. Then we begin to create the talking stick. Once the stick is completed, we will birth it by having a talking round. The workshop ends with a closing round. The workshops varies from half a day to a full day based on the decorating of the stick.