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“Your why should make you cry, and when I think about sharing these tools with our tamariki, our rangatahi, it does.” — Jase
Paperback Guerrillas Whānau exclusive: my favourite taonga (treasured idea) from this kōrero was how important it is, especially for our boys and men to talk about their feelings. You can read about it on our Patreon page here.
Jase Te Patu is the founder and driving force behind Awhi Yoga and M3 Mindfulness, a programme designed to improve mental health and wellbeing of students, teachers and whānau. Jase uses Māori stories, mindfulness, and movement to make this important mahi happen.
In this kōrero we discuss mental health (hauora hinengaro), mindfulness, decision-making, emotional maturity and Jase’s journey. He explains how he channelled early pain and suffering into a positive outcome, reaching a place where he can thrive and carve out a position of happiness from where he can awhi and support others to do the same.
Jase talks about the difference good teachers made in his life, and how he uses his position to try and do the same for our rangatahi.
We talk about crying and how as men especially, we’re conditioned to hide our emotions, especially our tears, and how that can affect us.
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