Care. WHANAUNGATANGA. Whanaungatanga conforms to an ancient form: IT HEARS the heart-beat of many generations past carried forth in me, the person before them IT SEES who I am, without judgment or derision or despise
Whanaungatanga conforms to an ancient form:
Midlands Common capabilities
How do you specifically use whanaungatanga in your engagement with whanau?
The use of three points to discover one’s location is both an art and a science.
Triangulating our way to meaning is an example of fact, logic and metaphor
Body – Mind – Spirit
Facts – Logic – Metaphor
Exterior – Interior – Transpatial
Empericism – Rationalism – Transcendentalism
Kete Aronui – Kete Tuauri – Kete Tuatea
“Ma te whakaatu, ka mohio….”
“Abstract rational thought and empirical methods cannot grasp the concrete act of
Which is fragmentary, paradoxical and incomplete.
The only way lies through a passionate, inward subjective approach.”
Rev. Maori Marsden
Plato speaks of the three elements of inner man;
Appetite – To fulfill basic physical desire
Reason – To understand and master lifes complexities
Spiritedness – Free to exercise moral choice
Food is needed for;
Learning is the vehicle that gives meaning to my life
What do you do in your practice to elicit learning goals/outcomes from the whanau you engage with, and how do you record them?
“For many people, friends become whanau.
Whanau are the people for whom it matters if you have a cold, who will visit you in hospital, who will talk with you when you’re in the pits of despair, who like to hear stories of when you were young. Whether or not they are biologically related to each other the people who do these things are whanau.”
Dad back in the days
Strong families, make strong sub tribes, make strong tribes.
The pervasive nature of delivering services and the increasing range of services has eroded the culture of care, the hallmark of healthy families, healthy communities.
“The family comes first”
“I whanau mai koe”
“My attitude determines your altitude”
We build a house and we live in it. It contains us all, not just consumers, also staff, providers, governance, the whānau whānui, all benefit in various ways.
The whare is the tinana, the kiko, the flesh.
We build a house, where we are embraced by the ancestors and all that we have comes from them. The whare is the whanau, the evolution of life.
We build a house, and carry inside it all that we think, feel and behave. It holds our dreams, our hopes, our wants, our desires.
The whare is the hinengaro, the understanding