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Mon, May 28


397 Church St


Wairuatanga Wananga with Wiremu Niania - Matekite / Tohunga

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Time & Location

May 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

397 Church St, 397 Church St, Palmerston North, 4410, New Zealand

About the event

Wairuatanga Wananga, PALMERSTON NORTH. Monday 28th May, 2018. 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, discusses in depth the vital role, he believes, 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.

Optional extra - have a personal one on one session with Wiremu - cultural supervision or personal wairua session. Private sessions will be on Tuesday 29th May, 9am - 12pm.


Monday, 28th May

9.00am Karakia / Mihi Whakatau

9.15am Whakawhanaungatanga

9.30am SESSION 1:

10.30am Morning tea - provided (light refreshments)

10.45am SESSION 2:

12.00pm Break

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:

2.30pm Afternoon Tea - provided (light refreshments)


3.15pm Evaluations / Poroporoaki

4.00pm Closing karakia

Tuesday, 29th May - from 9.00pm - 12pm Personal one on one sessions with Wiremu.

Course Fee $150*

Upon registration, a tax invoice will be sent to the email you provide for submission to your organisation for payment (if submitting for training purposes).


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