Please note that I have included my main trainings. The majority are of an experiential nature. I have also include two programs which I found them personally to be **troubling and questionable**. Programs are marked with **asterisk** I do not recommend them.
1986 – University of Manitoba – Special Pre-Med Studies
Experiential Psychotherapy Training
Onsite Training and Consulting – Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, USA
1998 – April – Certificate – 30 Credit Hours
1996 – February – Certificate – 29 Credit Hours
1995 – March – Certificate – 30.5 Credit Hours
1994 – January – Certificate – 30.5 Credit Hours
1994 – December – Certificate- 10 Credit Hours
Counselor Certificate Training
2000 May – Anger / Rage Dynamics Education Training – 9.5 Credit Hours
1997 October – Certificate – 36 Credit Hours
2000 April – Academy of Psychodrama and Therapy Certificate – 18 Credit Hours
Family Therapy Training – Satir Institute – Winnipeg, Manitoba
1996 – September – Satir Professional Development Certificate – 33 Credit Hours
Native Cultural Training – Four Worlds International Institute – Lethbridge, Alberta
1995 April – Training For Trainers – Counseling Certificate – 80 Credit Hours
1996 April – Training For Trainers – Holistic Healing Certificate – 80 Credit Hours
Codependency Treatment & Training – Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
1993 – September – Hope Lodge / Sioux Sanitarium – Certificate
Relationship Building Training
1992 – History of Healer – Rebuilding Relationships Training – Minneapolis, Minnesota
1989 – July – Joined Adult Children Anonymous ACA
1990 – Co-founded Winnipeg Transcona ACA group
Native American National Association of Children of Alcoholics
NANACOA – 4th Annual Conference – Healing Certificate
12 Steps Model Based Therapy – Tucson, Arizona, USA
1995 – September – 29 days Experiential Training in 12 Step Treatment Process in clinical setting – 8 day cyclical process – Sierra Tucson Treatment Center, Tucson, Arizona
**Transformational Personal Development Workshops** – Note asterisk
2005 – November 8 – 12 – Transcending the Seduction of Addictions – Kelly Tobey Workshops, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Company based in Calgary, Alberta)
2006 – January 22 – Professional Development Training – Edmonton, Alberta ** I do not recommend this program.
2002 – Meditation Course with Manitoba Shin Buddhism
Workshops & Presentations
2000 – August – Aboriginal Healing Foundation – Presentation Program on Healing the First Nation Council, Community and Individuals – Healing the Residential Schools Syndrome
First People of the Americas Gathering – San Juan, Puerto Rico
1999 August – Presenter – “Spiritual Warrior Vision”
5th Native Men’s Wellness – University of Oklahoma ante Fe, New Mexico, USA
1996 – March – ”The Spiritual Warrior Vision – My Journey”
Manitoba Inter-Faith Services – Journey of Faith Ways
2008 – October – Manitoba Inter-faith – “Earth Based Faith Ways”
Training Attributing to my present LifeSkills Program
International Security Training
1990 – September – Certificate – ESI – Executive Security International – Executive / Corporate / Personal Protection and Security Systems Specialist – Aspen, Colorado, USA
Television broadcasting Training
1987 – Native Multi-Media Training – Television Host / Broadcaster / Reporter Training – Full Circle – Reporting Native News, Stories, Issues and Research.
Martial Arts / Self-Defense
Over 40 years experience in Martial Arts, I have Black Belts in Tae Kwon – Do, Sikaran, Karate and have trained and studied Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Tang Soo – Do, Aikido, Kempo, Kendo, Wing Chun, Wrestling and I am trained in a range of International Security Services.
I founded the first Kickboxing school in Western Canada. I have taught martial arts, self-defense and fitness for over 40 years.
Community Service – Volunteer Service
I founded and ran inner-city crime prevention program called “Maskanas – The Way”. It was a program that used Martial Arts and fitness as a means to help minimize the effects of poverty and social dysfunction. I have volunteered extensively at places such as the YMCA, Riding for the Disabled, John Howard Society, Indian & Metis Friendship Center, Stony Mountain Federal Penitentiary, and North American Indigenous Games.
In 2000, in Toronto, I was hired as the head therapist at the then oldest Native American Treatment for Addictions center in Canada. It was a traditionally-based Native American healing drug and alcohol treatment center named Pedahbun Lodge. It is now closed down. Sadly – tragically, I had to expose the director and other staff who were abusing clients, finances, and the system. Huge attempts were made to resolve the unhealthiness but were all refused. Consequently, the government stepped-up – finally – and closed Pehdabun Lodge down – forever. This story can be checked out in Toronto newspaper archives – news reports on Pedahbun Lodge.
This is included to indicate my intention to resolve concerning issues in a honest forthright way… I am a Sundancer. Thank you, Pilamaya, Meegwetch, Egosay, Merci
A T T E N T I O N
*Proof of my certificates can be obtained from my listed contacts.
Please feel welcomed to contact me directly by phone at;
1 – 204 – 224 – 9520 or email me.
While, I have more than the required 300 hours (500) training for the American Society of Experiential Therapist’s accreditation – I am not accredited as an Experiential Therapist.*
I use the process of strategies from all my trainings. My training was not just training or classes, it was my own experiential psycho-therapy process. I trained with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Doctors, Nurses and other Therapists from around the world – each person had to do their own personal healing work. This was required because “Healers need to heal themselves first.”
I sought safety and needed lots of proof that those who would help me – would be kind, compassionate and healthy themselves. Must trust level was poor and my intellectualizing / rationalizing was powerful. Powerful and negative! At Onsite Training and Consulting, where I did the majority of my treatments and training, I got this healthiness. What a blessing.
First, my quest was to become healthier – as a helper, a parent, a partner. It was my intention to just become free of grief, terror, shame and the negative legacy of being an “Indian” – a male – a man and soul lost. This is part of my healing journey.
In a period of 7 years I have spent more than 300 days in deep intensive therapy and training.
I have spent many years times – hours, days, years participating and training in faith ways and I am dedicated to my being as a part of my Native North American traditional ways.
The work I do is called Experiential LifeSkills – it is transformational guiding and tracking for re-training participants to make healthier empowering decisions in their lives. To continue living in the positive productive life they choose, want… and need. These life skills are based in emotional discipline through re-establishing one’s own balanced and harmonious understanding of their individual living process.
*I am drug and alcohol free. I am open for discussing legitimate questioning of my personal, private life. I offer this because I believe that any helper must be willing to allow prospective clients or participants with a genuine, legitimate question or concern in receiving help, to ask for proof of ability and capacity of the helper. To be questioned is part of the healing process and to have safety on this quest to allow help and healing.
Today, I attend various “Religions” to keep my mind and heart open to being connected to the sacredness of human beings.
I will always honor all my Native North American Tribal bloodlines and I will always carry the Cannupa – the Sacred Pipe – with dignity. I still participate with all my heart – honorably – in other ways of faith.
Pilamaya – Thank you,
Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related.
Jaye A. La Vallee
Please note that this site has been re-established and while checking for errors in writing has been done… I am far from perfect and would appreciate you notifying me if you come across any.
The greatest teachers that I’ve had are my Ina and Ate, my mother and father. I honor my family of origin and my people of all tribes. I have come to know and so I always keep in mind that it is very important for each of us as helpers, healers, parents, teachers, to heal our past in order that we are make good healthy sense and use of one’s life’s experiences and history.