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Tue, Feb 08


Wairuatanga Wananga ZOOM

ZOOM WAIRUATANGA WANANGA with Tohunga Wiremu Niania

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

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ZOOM WAIRUATANGA WANANGA with Tohunga Wiremu Niania
ZOOM WAIRUATANGA WANANGA with Tohunga Wiremu Niania

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+13

Wairuatanga Wananga ZOOM

About the event

We will now be offering this wananga via ZOOM due to Covid and Level restrictions. 

Wairuatanga Wananga, ZOOM - 8TH February 9.00 - 4.00pm

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 and Lesley. 

Who is this wananga for?

While we welcome everyone to attend, 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:  Historical background / Tohunga Suppression Act. 

10.30am Morning tea 

10.45am SESSION 2:  WAIRUA in Te Whare Tapa Wha and Nga Kete Wananga - what are they?  What relevance are they in today's modern mainstream health?

12.00pm LUNCH 

12.45pm SESSION 3:  Intergenerational trauma through Nga Kete Wananga

2.30pm Afternoon Tea 

2.45pm FINAL SESSION:  The restoration of Tapu process

3.15pm Evaluations / Poroporoaki

4.00pm Closing karakia

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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