Ten-week course Te Awatea – a new dawn

Building a Life that Works - Developing the Skills of Wellbeing & Resiliency

The first Mangawhai Te Awatea Group - Developing the Skills of Resilience and Building a Life that Works, has recently been completed in collaboration with Te Ha Oranga, and here are snippets of feedback from some of the participants…

“This group saved me from going to a really bad place and helped me learn how to manage”

“I’ve never really been the type of guy to open up and talk about issues, but I’ve realised there’s some skills to be learnt and I can handle stuff”

“A highlight for me was finding a sense of community and now I’m not feeling so isolated in Mangawhai”

“I’ve found it useful to focus on parts of me that I don’t usually focus on. Not just my thoughts.”

“A lot of people can’t afford counselling, or don’t want to go. This group setting, teaching these techniques, could help save a life.”

After ten weeks, all the participants in this group noticed a significant shift in their general sense of wellbeing, better communication, having some tools to handle stress better and understanding anxiety and what can reduce it. They also noticed more peace and joy and much less anger on a daily basis. Many in the group are still in touch and looking more positive, hopeful and strong, regardless of what life throws at them.

Led by Herby Skipper (Te Ha Oranga) and Carol Syron (Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai)

Te Whai Community Trust is taking registrations

Use our SELF-REFERRAL form, under 'Reason for referral' add Te Awatea & tick Wellbeing & Social Services. Or call 021 02478003 for queries about this fully subsidised course.

Venue: Training Room, St John Mangawhai, 194 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai.Start
Date: Subject to Government's COVID advice, a new start date will be advised.

Te Awatea is a course for people living in and around Mangawhai. A supportive group environment for local people facing challenges or wanting connection.

We will include
• Anxiety and depression
• Neuro biology and how our brains work in anxiety and stress
• Social connection and healthy relationships
• Strategies for reducing stress
• Healthy living
• Self-compassion and hope
• Habits and addictions
• Developing tools of resilience and life beyond surviving
• Happiness and joy
• Boundary setting and managing conflict
• Gratitude

Incorporating a wide range of models for change including Te Whare Tapa Wha, The Resilience WorkBook-Glenn Schiraldi, Tika Pono Aroha and an art component.

Over the weeks you will be guided to build your own understanding to develop the skills to change some things in your life and experience more ease and joy.