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Live life here in Rotorua!

Rotorua has an abundance of natural resources: sparkling lakes and rivers,native and exotic forests, and geothermal features, naturally occuring hot springs and hot pools. There are over 100 parks, reserves and gardens and over 150km of first class mountain biking trails.

Rotorua's central location, public transport, and easy connection to the greater Bay of Plenty region and beyond are just some of the reasons Rotorua is the ideal place to live.  The demand for skilled labour is up in Rotorua and the median house price is well below the national average, making it the ideal place to live, work, bring up a family and enjoy a little piece of paradise.

Overcoming Anxiety

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May 2019

Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common child and adolescent mental health concern. Anxiety is a very normal human response, but for as many as 1 in 5 young people in New Zealand the symptoms become so intrusive so as to interfere with day to day living. The effects can ripple from children, to their families, to the classroom, and into friendships. Anxiety can potentially undermine the way children see themselves, the world and their important place in it – but it doesn’t have to be this way. When recognised and properly managed, anxiety is very treatable. With the right support children can be empowered with the skills and knowledge to manage anxiety and move forward with courage and resilience. This dynamic workshop will help participants to recognise anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. It will delve into the obvious and not so obvious signs of anxiety, discuss where they come from, why they exist and offer a range of practical, powerful interventions to assist participants to respond effectively within their own professional context. Key content areas Karen will discuss include: An overview of the most common anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence. Recognising behaviours suggestive of anxiety disorders,and differentiating anxiety from other problems with similar symptoms. Understanding the impact of anxiety on: - Peer and family relationships. - School performance, functioning and attendance. - The potency of co-existing concerns such as depression and self-harm. Building a therapeutic rapport with children with anxiety, including: - What all children need to know about anxiety, and how to support them in using this information to manage anxiety and build strength, courage and resilience. - Therapeutic interventions to help young people manage intrusive symptoms and difficult behaviours when anxiety is the fuel. - Practical, proven strategies to strengthen children against anxiety in the short and long term. - Pushing back against the negative. How to building self confidence, resilience and self concept with anxious young people. Understanding the ways loving parents might inadvertently feed anxiety and undermine resilience. How to work with this in a therapeutic setting. Karen Young is a Brisbane based Psychologist who has worked extensively with children, teens and families. She has worked in private practice and in educational settings. More recently, Karen founded ‘Hey Sigmund’, an Online resource that attracts millions of readers each year and provides accessible and contemporary information on anxiety. Karen is a sought after speaker and a regular contributor to a range of publications throughout Australia and internationally. Karen speaks with an ease and clarity on this topic which ensures this is a training opportunity not to be missed for all professionals looking to become effective allies for young people in overcoming anxiety. In 2017 Karen published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. All participants attending this seminar will receive a complimentary copy of this book on the day.

5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo

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Mar 2019

5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo

Join us for the 5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo! Shopping, information, support services, entertainment, gifts and fun for the family. The Tummy & Tots Expo is your place for everything from Pregnancy to Pre School. Just $5 at the door, children under 5 years are free.

Rangatahi Māori Unleashing The Potential

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Mar 2019

Rangatahi Māori Unleashing The Potential

Te hiringa matua, te hiringa tangata, te hiringa o te rangatahi. This workshop has been designed to be relevant to all professionals working with young Māori (rangatahi). Participants will learn current and applied knowledge that will further develop their own cultural competence. "Hiringa" recognises the essential driving force that is necessary to activate and enable Māori potential. Hiringa can initiate transformative outcomes for rangatahi and can enable transcendance from negative or destructive realities. In this presentation, leading academic and Māori cultural expert Professor Meihana Durie will highlight specific rangatahi-centred pathways that galvanize hiringa leading to flourishing vitality (mauriora), enhanced wellbeing (hauora) and that forge further capacity for resilience (manawaroa). A selection of compelling initiatives will be examined to ascertain the critical success factors that have led to profound and enduring outcomes for rangatahi, whānau and their communities. A wider aim of this presentation is to guide participants in refining the pathways that engender a greater capacity for rangatahi to cultivate pūmanawa (potential) and to develop pūkenga (life-skills). Whilst the focus is specifically on rangatahi Māori, the approaches shared during the presentationare as equally applicable to other life stages. Some of the specific content Meihana will discuss includes: - An examination of current challenges and opportunities for rangatahi and whānau and the implications for those who work with them; - The application of tikanga (Māori cultural practices) that safeguard mana (spiritual vitality) and elevate mauri (physical vitality); - The relevance of Māori cultural practices in the paradigm of modern practice & how the two can come together to make a difference for young people; - Applying Māori models of health and education within a Whānau Ora frame; An exploration of critical elements that help to build personal identity alongside Māori cultural identity for rangatahi, including: - Unpacking and finding relevance within essential messages contained within Māori cultural narratives; - Collaboration to shape culturally-grounded practices to align with contemporary realities of rangatahi, their whānau & communities - Harnessing creativity (whaihanga) to fuel positive growth - Acquisition and use of Te Reo Māori and Māori knowledge This presentation is aimed at those who work with or alongside rangatahi in clinical practice and support roles, as well as those working in education, social service, whānau ora provision, health promotion, and community development roles. Professor Meihana Durie heads Te Pūtahi-a-Toi (School of Māori Knowledge) at Massey University where he engages in research, teaching and community-orientated work around cultivating transformative outcomes for whānau, and Māori communities. He was previously based at Te Wānanga o Raukawa where he helped establish Ngā Purapura, an iwi-driven initiative built around high performance sport, exercise and Māori health education. Meihana is a past recipient of the Sir Peter Snell Doctoral Scholarship in Exercise Science and Public Health and the HRC Hohua Tutengaehe Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.