Behind the Business
29th July 2021
This week we’re hearing from Rosie Armstrong-Lang
Behind the Business explores what, where and who our Strong Women draw inspiration from and provides an opportunity for us to learn more about the Woman behind the business.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Yaama ngaya Bumble Rosie Armstrong Lang, Gamilaroi wirringaa Boggabilladhi Toomelahdhi.
Hello, my name is Rosie Armstrong Lang. I’m a Gamilaroi cultural woman from Boggabilla, and grew up on Toomelah mission on the NSW / QLD border. Dhiniwin (Emu) is my tribal totem. I’m a proud mother to three sons and one daughter.
Can you tell us about your business?
I am the CEO of Culturally Informed Practices. I have worked with trauma victims all of my working life. From here, I have established my own healing business - Culturally Informed Practices - which engulfs my founded practice of healing intergenerational trauma using cultural practices, that I describe as Wininagli Ways.
What industry do you operate in, and for how long?
I established the grass roots driven business four years ago, as a result of witnessing the disconnect my people had from their culture, their country, and their identity, which in turns results in depression, and anxiety. My clients would express an emptiness that needed filling.
Culturally Informed Practices Institute provides safe spaces that enable people to heal from trauma through delivering circle work gatherings for both men and women, young and old.
To provide a service that is truly holistic, my service is inclusive of victims and perpetrators.
Furthermore, I facilitate training for professionals working in a trauma spaces with Indigenous peoples, as well as coordinate the annual Gamilaroi Yinarr ceremony and gathering.
I also specialise in school group work, and women’s circles, for which I have developed specifically tailored healing cards. My business wasn’t established overnight - I was born into it - with a purpose to share healing by practicing culture.