Thu, May 13 | Hastings


Matekite / Tohunga / Author Wiremu Niania - traditional healing in health and social services.

Time & Location

May 13, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hastings, 315 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand

About The Event

Wairuatanga Wananga, HASTINGS. Thursday 13th May, 2021. Spaces are limited

Matekite/Tohunga - Wiremu Niania - Co-author of Award winning book, Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy - Tataihono: Stories of Maori healing in Psychiatry, and his wife, Lesley Niania, discuss in depth the vital role, Wairuatanga plays in recovery in this interactive workshop.

Whatever your professional focus, the wellness of Wairua is the key element that strengthens and enhances every area - mind, body and whanau and underpins every indigenous society. Gaining a traditional healers view of Wairuatanga, the role of Mauri, Tapu Mana and other key concepts of te ao maori, learn how to utilise Te Taha Wairua in your practice by spending a day with Wiremu.

Who is this wananga for?

This wananga / workshop is designed for multiple practitioners and clinicians, for indigenous and non-indigenous mental health workers in different contexts, for clinical leaders, trainees and researchers, counsellors, church leaders and anyone concerned with the mental health and wellbeing of those in their communities.

These sessions move beyond academic information to application of te ao maori principals. You will learn how to bring these tangible powerful concepts into your professional practice.

Programme - Times are approximate 

9.00am Karakia / Mihi Whakatau

9.15am Whakawhanaungatanga

9.30am SESSION 1:  Te Whare Tapa Wha and Nga Kete Wananga - what are they?  What relevance are they in today's modern mainstream health? 

10.30am Morning tea - provided (light refreshments)

10.45am SESSION 2:  Explaining Intergenerational trauma through Nga Kete Wananga

12.00pm LUNCH - lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. We will break long enough

for people to get lunch.

1.00pm SESSION 3:  The restoration of Tapu process

2.30pm Afternoon Tea - provided (light refreshments)


3.15pm Evaluations / Poroporoaki

4.00pm Closing karakia

BONUS:  There are private consultations available with Wiremu for FRIDAY 14th May between 9am - 3pm.  

Please advise if you would like a private session when registering.  These sessions are 20 minutes duration and are a seperate fee $50.

Course Fee $200 (ex. GST)

All updates regarding the wananga, including a tax invoice (to submit to your organisation for training purposes) will be sent to the email you provide. 

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