Tihei Mauri Ora: Singing the Soul Back Into Psychotherapy/Soul Healing – Hinewirangi Morgan

In this opening keynote speech of our conference, she will elaborate her understanding of the...

Last updated 3 July 2024

In this opening keynote speech of our conference, she will elaborate her understanding of the theme of the conference – tihei mauri ora | contact, culture, and context – though traditional waiata Māori (song) and its many forms and uses within te aō

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Tihei Mauri Ora Singing the Soul Back Into PsychotherapySoul Healing - Hinewirangi Morgan


World Association of Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counselling (WAPCEPC)

The World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling had its genesis in the mid 1990s after person-centred theoreticians and practitioners felt there was not an adequate representation of the PCA at the First World Conference on Psychotherapy (WCP) in July 1996.

Nearly 25 years since it was officially formed, our desire remains to be an identifiable, international organization serving as a world-wide forum.

For details of the upcoming PCE 2024 Conference please visit PCE24.com


Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan

Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Nuhaka, Ngāti Ranginui ki Tauranga Moana, Ngāti Porou ki Muriwai) is an artist, a poet, a visionary, and a designer of training programmes. She is the Director of Te Whānau o Te Rau Aroha Ltd, with a staff of four who undertake contract work within Te Ao Marama-Waikeria prison. She is part of a women’s collective, Ka Ata Mai, teaching creative ways of working with Maori, and of Te Kotahi research team at Waikato University. She teaches in New Zealand and abroad, conducting workshops on all aspects of Māori philosophies of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Her areas of expertise include: traditional Māori parenting and healing; Taonga Puoro, Maori musical instruments; and Indigenous poetry and drama. She is the Vice Chair of the International Indian Treaty Council, on which her work is with women and children. Last year, she completed four years of study with Dr Jonathan Fay and now is a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists; and also completed her Master’s in Applied indigenous Knowledge at Waikato University. Hinewirangi is a story-teller, and a published poet. She uses her stories as a healing process combined with Taonga Puoro. This year, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to victim support.