2016 Conference Speakers and Information

Hawkes Bay Conference Committee
warmly welcomes you to
2016 NZAP Conference.

Please note: the 2016 Conference will be Wednesday 20th – Saturday 23rd April.

The full conference programme for the 2016 NZAP Confernece commencing Wednesday the 20th April is now available.

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Guest Speakers:

Professor David Tacey:
David taceyDavid Tacey is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and an interdisciplinary scholar and public intellectual. He has written and lectured extensively on spirituality, religion, youth experience and mental health. He is a specialist in Jungian depth psychology. He taught short courses at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich from 2001 to 2010.He is the author of fourteen books that have been published internationally, some having been translated into Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Professor Tacey grew up in central Australia alongside Aboriginal cultures, and has a life-long interest in indigenous issues. He has written on Aboriginal spirituality and on the suicide epidemic in Aboriginal cultures. His most recent book on mental health is Gods and Diseases: Making Sense of our Physical and Mental Wellbeing.

Charlotte MildonCharlotte Mildon: Ba. Matauranga Maori, Ma. Indigneous studies (Hons). Reiki 2nd degree, Dip. Cultural Bodywork, Dip. Therapeutic Massage, Dip Te Ataarangi Reo, Dip. Te Ara Reo, Dip. Te Aupikitanga Reo.
Charlotte has worked as a contemporary Maori healer and cultural bodyworker for over twenty years. In the last ten years she has been practicing Te Oomai Reia, a Maori healing philosophy, mentored by traditional tohunga ahurewa and tohuna kura waka. She specialises in the intuitive diagnosis of spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and generational trauma that are held in the cellular memory of the body. Charlotte has expertise in the art of traditional takutaku (prescriptive healing chants) and the releasing of negative energies and entities. In her Masters of Indigenous Studies (Hons), Charlotte provided a critical analysis of the invisibility of the Maori healing priestesses as traditional wisdom keepers. Currently a PhD student at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, her thesis seeks to validate the education of traditional Maori healing Romiromi – indigenous forms of Maori healing for whanau ora (family wellbeing). She continues to travel and teach romiromi nationally and internationally with the Maori Healers as a Te Oomai Reia romiromi practitioner and as a lecturer and researcher with Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand.

Manuela ReedsManuela Mischke-Reeds, M.A., M.F.T., is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and Somatic Psychotherapist. She trains health professional in the Hakomi Method in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia. Manuela specializes in integrating somatic psychotherapy, attachment therapy, pre-perinatal psychology, movement therapy and somatic trauma work. She is adjunct faculty at JFK University, Institute Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto and CIIS, San Francisco. She holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Dance Therapy from the Naropa Institute. In addition she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, counseled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. She is an SE Practioner in the Trauma Resolution method developed by Peter Levine.

Dinner Dance:

Our dinner dance will be held at Te Ara O Tewhaki on Friday night beginning at 6.30pm. Cost for this is included in conference registration fee.

The conference theme of Mind, Body and Spirit: Holistic Psychotherapy, offers a wide scope for presenting papers / workshops that reflect our work as psychotherapists. There will be two workshop times within the programme with workshops running concurrently.

We now invite submissions for presenting. We are envisioning a one- hour presentation including opportunity for discussion. Please send your abstract to: Beverly Kearse, beverly@kearse.co.nz

Closing date for receiving these will be 15 January 2016. Successful presenters will be informed by 22 January 2016.

Hawkes Bay offers a wide range of accommodation options in both Napier city and Hastings city. There are also a number of motels close by to the conference venue in Taradale. Please see NZAP website for some options.

Marae accommodation will be available at conference venue. Cost: $20 per night. Please contact Donny Riki donnyr@hotmail.co.nz


Early-bird registrations for Conference close on 16/01/16.

The registration form will soon be available on the NZAP website.

Hawkes Bay Conference Committee