Transition contemporary Maori Concepts and Protocols within Models to work with Trauma /Sexual Abuse and to provide a Simplistic, Dymystification of Te Ao Maori, found in the strands that it takes to weave a new mat.

To present Maori Models of Practice which have the blessing of both Kaumatua and Kuia. By doing this it adds these concepts as a tangible tool to use alongside any mainstream practices.

This will be through the use of Mythology, Maori concepts and the creative use of a realm of Tikanga-Based developed Models designed by both Wi Waikari & Jenny Manuera and within the framework of “Te Whare Tapa Wha”.

Available Online or In-Person

Maori Models Included:

Listening to Matua Wii talking about Maori concepts. Having such a knowledgeable and experienced counsellor in Jenny putting across useful and practical ideas for counsellors to try. There weren’t any boring parts, like most online trainings where you sometimes drift away.

~ Sally Toure

Whaea Jenny and Matua Wi were so interesting and experienced in their presentation and korero. It was like sitting down for the day with your favourite relatives and listening to wisdom and knowledge being imparted with aroha acceptance and warmth. Thank you.

~ Linda Page

I liked how the each model was broken up with interactions from participants, including the group work online. It was truly relaxing atmosphere to absorb the learning.

~ Shika David

Your Facilitators

Jenny Manuera is Director of Manuera Life Development Services and facilitates

“Te Whaariki Hou” with Facilitator/Maori Advisor – Wi Turei Waikari.

Both Wi and Jenny have facilitated the noho marae training for Provisional Counsellors for NZAC Auckland over a period of 7 years and also in the Waikato.

They both currently facilitate 1 day workshops around NZ within a Marae setting for counsellors and other health practitioners. Both facilitators bring a wealth of experience, very creative practical tools and lots of fun within their training events.


Jenny Manuera

Jenny has 18 years experience of Counselling, Supervision, Cultural Supervision and Training and Assessing.

She has lectured as a Guest Lecturer in various institutions in both the Waikato and in Auckland.

Wi Turei Waikari

Wi has 30 years working as a Counsellor/Social worker within Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland). Prior to this Wi worked as Kaitiaki in an Urban Marae working in the role often of Kaumatua and facilitating programmes.

He currently works as a Maori advisor/consultant and facilitates for Manuera Life. He recently lectured at Ntec and has also guest lectured at various institutions of learning in Auckland.

Matua Wi

Regiser Now!

Work with Trauma
using Māori tikanga-based model of practice in Te Ao Māori world


Friday, 2 August 2024
9:30am – 2:30pm