I’ve told you a thousand times remembered

DSC_6984Ehara i te mea
Nō nāianei te aroha
Nō nga tūpuna
Tuku iho, tuku iho

Te whenua, te whenua
Te oranga o te iwi
Nō nga tūpuna
Tuku iho, tuku iho

Whakapono, tumanako
Te aroha te aroha;
Nō nga tūpuna
Tuku iho, tuku iho. DSC_7013

Not the thing of recent times, is love but by the ancestors it has been passed down, passed down.
From the land, the land comes the wellbeing of the people; by the ancestors it has been passed down, passed down.
Faith, hope and love; by the ancestors they have been passed down, passed down.

Tauranga’s weekend with Pennie Brownlee began with this waiata (e hara i te mea) and I think it’s a must to master. The tunes (there are two to choose from) are beautiful and simple and people can harmonise easily to them. You can sing the first verse twice without the sense of this beautiful sentiment being lost. I dare you to commit to memory and include it in your repetoire of songs you share with our tamariki – alongside twinkle twinkle little star.

DSC_6955This post has been designed with workshop participants in mind but can be for anyone else who may have an inquisitive mind on all things children, or the power of language or Pennie Brownlee. What follows is a reminder of some of the people and their phenomenal ideas and practices woven into Pennie Brownlee’s  workshop I’ve told you a thousand times.

Louise Hay‘s You can heal your Life.

Susan Jeffers’ Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.

Candace Pert‘s Molecules of Emotion: The Scientific Basis Behind Mind-Body Medicine and Hay House publication, Everything You Need to Feel Go(o)d. She taught us how the BodyMind functions as a single psychosomatic network of informational molecules which deeply influence our health and happiness and, in a way that includes yet transcends left-brained scientific inquiry, she guides us in how to utilize this knowledge to enhance our lives with spiritual and emotional paths to healing.

Marshall B Rosenburg’s  Non Violent Communication:

Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, and The New Earth. Eckhart and Oprah Winfrey led a phenomenal online learning webcast for The New Earth teaching people as they tracked through the book. Here’s chapter 1 of 10: 

Strength based practice: living life in the negative and focusing on what we don’t want, what’s wrong and what’s not working versus living life in the positive… how does life look when we instead pose these questions: what do we want, what’s right in our life, what’s working?

Byron Katie‘s The Work.

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of insight:

Brandon Bays, The Journey or an accredited practioner.

Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T)

Ross Gilmour: Gilmour Consulting is an organisational psychology practice that provides professional services throughout New Zealand and overseas. The majority of time is spent conducting training workshops and speaking at conferences. Our areas of speciality include : Leadership, Safety, Stress, Sleep, Shift work, Change Management, Team Building and Motivation.

Heart Coherence – Pennie Brownlee. DSC_6942

Some of the discourse during the workshop reminded me of this TEDx Talk:
Dimitri Christakis discusses brain development in our early lives and the effects of watching TV:

We honoured the slow-food movement and lunched at a long table. The menu and online links to the recipes:
Morning tea:
Tea (herbal & black), coffee, milo, barker’s sugar free fruit syrup (warm or cold), cow’s milk, soy milk, demerara sugar or honey
Ottolenghi’s white chocolate and cranberry biscuits
River Cottage’s gluten-free lime & coconut cake (with my neighbour’s homegrown oranges instead) DSC_6960DSC_6966

Ottolenghi’s roast potatoes and jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage
Moro East’s beetroot salad with pistachio dressing
Jennifer Joyce’s (Small Bites) farro and tomato salad with pecorino (although I used pearl barley)
Volare’s ciabatta and sourdough breads sourced from OPL, Judea, Tauranga Waiheke herb spread sourced from OPL, Judea, Tauranga

The first of two workshops ended with singing – Accentuate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer:

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium’s
Liable to walk upon the scene …

Whilst focusing on the positive I would like to thank Kimberley Cleland and Jeremy Marks for their energy and time during the Pennie Brownlee workshops.

Perhaps see you in Ohauiti Hall during 2015 for more Pennie Brownlee goodness.DSC_6970

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