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Whakaora is a new programme available to clients throughout the motu. We work directly with employers to provide the highest quality care following a workplace incident. Whakaora is also available for clients with an established ACC Sensitive Claim.

Our goal is to improve the accessibility of EMDR therapy to clients who want to recover quickly from trauma. Whakaora is led by three experienced clinical psychologists and follows the evidence-based EMDR group protocol. 

We believe that group therapy is the means to achieve unity, and our goal is to whiria te tāngata, or to weave the people together. We look forward to working with you.

WHAT IS EMDR?

EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviours resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to
resume its natural healing process.

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GROUP THERAPY FAQS

Learn more about EMDR group therapy and how we can come together to heal.

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MEET THE FACILITATORS

Nishtha Saini, Ananda Sleeman, and Dr. Chris Neuenfeldt are the facilitators for Whakaora. Learn more about them here.

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