Sunday, 26 August 2018

Diary of events Chief Sandy Laframboise



Chief Dancing Two Eagle Spirit
Devon September 2018

Chief Dancing Two Eagle Spirit, Sandy Laframboise, is an Elder from the traditional Canadian territory of the Odawa people. Since teaching in Plymouth in 2016, Sandy has taught in South Africa, Australia, Alaska and at home in Canada. For the past decade Sandy has led Sweat Lodge Ceremony on the Traditional Territory of the Tsleil Waututh Nation, and leads annual Vision Quest Ceremonies in Northern Alberta. 
Please see contact details below for all events.

Traditional Ceremonial Rattle Making 
and Song Workshop 
9 September 2018 10.00am to 4.30pm 
The venue will be a private address in Plymouth area. Details will be provided on booking.

Learn about Medicine tools of the British Columbian First Nations people. Learn their beliefs and culture as we each make a traditional hide rattle. We hope to have horse and deer hide. Internationally respected Sandy and her helper Lloyd Pritchard will support us to make a rattle for our own Spiritual Walk. Lorna McTavish Coulson is a song-weaver and Sandy’s local apprentice who will help us awaken our rattle songs. Drumming with us will be Dan and Ann Teague and community drum Spirit of the Sound. The Day will start and conclude with a short traditional ceremony led by Sandy. 

Please being a shared lunch. Vegetarian soup, drinks and snacks will be provided. 
Requested donation for materials and costs £40.00.

Honouring Dinner & Talk on Reconciliation.
10 September 2018  7.00pm- 10.00pm
Venue: Veggie Perrins 97 Mayflower St, Plymouth PL1 1SD    https://veggieperrin.co.uk/

Hosted by Veggie Perrins the Meswania family welcome you to meet Sandy Laframbioise. Hear Chief Sandy sharing her truth on reconciliation between the indigenous people and Canada and watch a film on this emotive topic. 
Enjoy a simple and delicious vegetarian buffet created by chef Neeru with Divali Meswania. Music to close by Anairda. 
Cost of evening includes food and Elders expenses. 
£25.00 advanced ticket price, booking essential.  

FILM and discussion with film maker: Unrepentant 
7.15 for 7.30pm 12 September 2018 
Venue Devonport Live56 George St, Plymouth PL1 4HR

Unrepentant documentary film describes the work of Reverend Kevin Annett   http://kevinannett.com/

Kevin worked with Canadian First Nations people who described their experience of Christian residential schools, including murders and abuse of children in the schools. Kevin is an award-winning film maker, broadcaster and author, 2014 and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Recipient of the 2016 Prague Peace Award. Kevin will introduce the film via Skype and take questions via Skype after the screening. Requested donation to costs £10.00.

Sweat Lodge Ceremony
15 September 2018 10.00 to 6pm (close time approx only) 
Venue Ashgrove Farm Tavistock   https://www.facebook.com/plantsandbees/

Join Sandy Leo and helper Lloyd for the day in a traditional Sweat Lodge ceremony on Ashgrove Farm near Tavistock. For Native Americans the Sweat Lodge is a sacred space. Sandy is offering us this opportunity to work with her in ceremony in this way. Please come ready to join in a whole day experience including a pipe ceremony and talking circles. Requested donation to costs £20.00. 

Cedar Weaving - day at home with Chief Sandy
16 September 2018   10.00 to 4 30 pm
Plymouth area venue -details on booking 

We will see a video of the Cedar forests of British Columbia and the indigenous people from those lands. Cedar is part of their culture. Sandy and helpers will teach us to weave traditional items such as bracelets and headbands for you to take home from Canadian cedar prepared by hand by Sandy. The Day will start and conclude with a short traditional ceremony led by Sandy. We are requesting £40.00 donation for materials and expenses and a gift to Sandys work. The venue will be a private address in Plymouth area. Details will be provided on booking. Please being a shared lunch. Vegetarian soup, drinks and snacks will be provided. Requested donation to costs £40.00.

More information contact to book.

Phone Dan on      01752 707288
Email                   iamdjt@talktalk.net
Facebook page    Celebrate your heartbeat
or message via this site
If costs are an issue staggered payments can be made. 
To book 
Payments by bank transfer to:
Account No 04063030
Sort Code: 08 92 80
Acct. Name: Lorna J Coulson.
Please Quote Reference Rattle or Sweat or Cedar or Dinner 

And give your name
Please also email Dan event admin to let us know you have booked and to keep your place


Spend a day rattle making with 


Chief Sandy Laframboise


9th September 2018




Come to learn about one of Medicine tools of the British Columbia First Nations people. 


Learn their beliefs and culture as we each make a traditional hide rattle. 
We hope to have horse and deer hide. 

Internationally respected Sandy and her helper Lloyd Pritchard will support us to make a rattle for our own Spiritual walk.

Lorna McTavish Coulson (song-weaver and Sandys local apprentice) 
will awaken our rattle songs.

Drumming with us will be Dan and Ann Teague and community drum
 Spirit of the Sound.

The Day will start and conclude with a short traditional ceremony led by Sandy.

We are requesting a £40.00 donation for materials / expenses. 


There are limited Spaces. 
Your place can not be confirmed until your Donation of £ 40.00 is received:
Payments by bank transfer to:
Account No 04063030
Sort Code: 08 92 80
Acct. Name: Lorna J Coulson.
Please Quote Reference Rattle

Address to be given on booking as it is a private address in Plymouth area.

Please bring healthy food to share for lunch time.

Veggie soup, hot / soft drinks and biccies provided.

*Since the last visit Sandy has taught in South Africa, Australia and Alaska "

Saturday, 4 November 2017



Training Dementia Detectives in Yeovil.



Black Fire Horse Woman in Dementia Training!


Honoured to spend two days with the hospital team. 

A Dementia focused team, the  leader has been nominated for an national award. 
Such great learning and fun taking the creative tools and drums
on to the wards.

Lots of Drumming and creativity with the patients.
 
Staff learned how to use the my new Reflective Detective model. 

Friday, 13 October 2017


Celebrating Excellence In Care in Plymouth


Photos from smiles on the tiles 

I remain so grateful for all the Elders I have sat with in therapy who have told me how it feels to live with Dementia. 
The work is for them. 

Plymouth Quality and Assurance Improvement team. 


The awards ready to be shared. 

And the amazing winners. 

Thank you to the commissioners who Celebrate Care
SO proud to facilitate for Plymouth.
 I was delighted to be on the decision making panel for the awards but the amazing QAIT team surprised me with an award for my passion and the care training models I have developed.  


Thursday, 12 October 2017


Thrilled to receive an award from 
Plymouth Quality Assurance and Improvement Team 
for my passion for 
Dementia Quality Mark work in the city.



We have been working hard to explore why Plymouth domiciliary care workers are so amazing and so I asked them about the values they hold in doing their care work with People with Dementia. 
Please see a summary of this below of values shared by a group of  workers on a day I was helping facilitate with the amazing Plymouth commissioning team.  

Do what you love !

 

Friday, 18 November 2016


An old piece of work just found... on SDCC website link below-
                                                              - always happy to work with this amazing school 

drumming may 14 1 






A group of Year 7 music students marked Dementia Awareness Week by joining care home residents in a drumming workshop.



The six students went to Manor Court care home in Plymouth on 22 May 2014 to take part in the hour-long music session led by Lorna Coulson, a dementia consultant, who specifically invited students from the College to join the  workshop. 
  "The session related to the honouring of the elders through rhythm and song," explained music teacher Mr Crocker.





"All of the children were very involved in the session and played on numerous drums, including a large drum called Spirit Of The Sound made from British Buffalo.
"All of the students represented the College fantastically and engaged with the residents throughout the session."



Stoke Damerel Community College 
 https://www.sdcc.net/student/798-drumming-workshop-marks-dementia-week

Thursday, 27 October 2016


Womens fundraising workshop for CHIL- 


Celebrate Your Heartbeat-
 light your fire!



With Lorna Coulson and the Firewomen

Come and light the fire in your belly and explore...
 Who you truly are and Who you want to be...

As women we give out so much of the time. This is a workshop designed for women who give and who would like space for themselves to replenish their internal storehouse. We welcome women who would like to reconnect with themselves and their roots with music, creativity, laughter and maybe a few tears...”

 Saturday Nov 19th 2016

From 10-5

Lorna and The Firewomen work with drumming and creativity and have been honoured with some inspirational ways of working from a Canadian First Nations Elder. The team are all experienced in womens work. The leaders are HCPC registered and  Lorna who has designed the workshop has been nationally recognised for her womens groupwork. 

This is a small workshop. We are only offering up to 8-10 places and will offer a follow-up if the group wish.

The venue is a house fairly central in Plymouth and will be given on booking. Tea and coffee will be provided and please bring finger food to share for lunch to go with the Veggie soup we are making.

We are asking for a minimum donation of £40 which will all go to CHIL.





to book contact Becky at CHIL or 

 email lorna@beingyou.me


CHIL (Community Health In Lipson) - work with people to help them where they are. 
They work locally in Plymouth empowering people in the community find richer lives in the face of mental health and other challenges they may live with.

 We are giving our time for free, honouring the women who are running CHIL and all proceeds will go to help keep CHIL doing the amazing work they do so well.