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Māori Therapeutic Approach

He Puna Whakaata

He Puna Whakaata refers to a state of reflection and the potential for rejuvenation and transformation. Understanding illness and wellbeing in any culture requires consideration of the underlying values, philosophy, and ideology that influence both the seen and unseen manifestations of distress and wellbeing.

This training provides practitioners with some ways to use elements of mātauranga Māori in a therapeutic context. The activities are discreet but can be used together as part of an intervention package or to assist in negotiation of a treatment plan.

What you will learn

Graduates will have:

  • An understanding of the He Puna Whakaata – Therapeutic Activities to Guide Change Resource
  • Understand the language used to articulate values and their importance in this resource
  • Consider their own values and how this influences their practice
  • examine what knowledge and skills you need to make the most of these activities


He Puna Whakaata – Therapeutic Activities to Guide Change Resource

Course Details

Course Dates:


Course Duration:

Wananga + Self Directed Study


30 Learner Hours

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Fees Free


Continued Professional Development

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