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“Research has shown that since 2006, the use of anxiety and anti-depressant medicine for children has increased in Aotearoa by 80%.” 

Kaupapa - What is M3?

M3 is an online Mindfulness programme - it's fun, accessible, modern and interactive! M3 works off the Māori 'Hau Ora' model - Te Whare Tapa Whā Children cultivate a healthy body, mind and soul, as well as learning a sense of connection to others!

He aha ai - Why do we do it?

To create mindful primary school aged children-robust, resilient, present, calm, happy and grateful. Mentally healthy humans!

M3 is fun, accessible, modern and interactive!
It employs 3 components...

Taha hinengaro/ Taha wairua

Mindfulness

Through breath techniques and visualisation, tamariki gain a sense of presence. Each session works with a takeaway theme e.g. peace, calm, happiness, gratitude.

Taha
tinana

Movement

We take the strengthening and stretching elements of yoga to teach tamariki connection to body through storytelling.

Taha
whānau

Māori Stories

The telling of our Māori stories and legends enable tamariki to connect to our rich Aotearoa based culture. A sense of belonging is instilled.

Kaiwhakahaere - Creator

Jase Te Patu (Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a health and wellness leader in Aotearoa. He is an international yoga and meditation teacher trainer, facilitator, and key note speaker.

He has taught dance in schools throughout Aotearoa and travelled Australasia as a professional performer. He is also co-owner of AWHI Yoga and Wellbeing, a studio based in Wellington. He is a finalist in the NZ Exercise Industry Awards – Body/Mind Teacher of the year – 2018. He recently won a NZ Lifekeepers Award for Suicide Prevention for all the work he does in the mental health space for men and youth alike. He is also a Champion for Youthline and winner of the Regional New Zealander of the Year Awards – for all his mindfulness mahi.

Perhaps his biggest achievement to date however, is the creation of his programme M3 – Mindfulness for children. M3 shares the beautiful Māori stories of our ancestors, whilst teaching yogic movement and useful mindfulness tools – applicable for every day life!

 

Urupare - Feedback

“It was wonderful to see the faces of our tamariki – and teachers! – light up and completely engage with Jase’s pūrākau Māori, Mindfulness and Movement.  A particular highlight was watching our young boys look up to Jase with fascination and admiration, as a tāne Māori. All the teachers  commented they felt better after their session too! Pūrākau Māori and kaupapa Māori contain such wisdom, playfulness and frameworks for behaviour that are beneficial for all age groups, and Jase has weaved them all together beautifully. Jase is a shining example of energised, mindful interaction and movement, and the benefits that come from incorporating these factors into life. I was excited to see our tamariki benefit from the M3 approach, and other parents who attended commented how awesome a session it was. Mauri ora!”
STACEY MORRISON, TV/RADIO BROADCASTER.
“Unlike other initiatives in an educational context M3 differs to its focus on mindfulness and slowing down rather than cram more in. Adding to its appeal is Jase who is a strong, positive role model for our tamariki… One student in particular said ‘We should do that everyday, right after lunch!”
JOSH MCDONALD, TEACHER, ST TERESAS KARORI
“I noticed an instant change in morale after the first M3 session with Jase… They were calmer, happier, more confident and could discuss how breathing is a tool which can help them in challenging situations.  One particular student who was struggling with depression began using this strategy at home and his mum informed me that it was a great support for him when he was feeling low. Feeling a sense of connection to self, and to others is extremely important”

ESSIE RUSSELL, TEACHER, RATA STREET PRIMARY

“Thank you so much for coming to Remuera Primary on Tuesday. Your visit was inspirational for both the children and the teachers. Helping our Year 6 children learn to take the time to ‘be present’ is beyond useful for them to learn, particularly as many of our Senior children are feeling the effects of taking on too much and putting such huge expectations on themselves at 10/11 years of age.” 

Kate Seales, Teacher, rEMUERA PRIMARY

“M3- I love how relaxing it is at the end of the day. I love getting to know how some kids and Jase grew up with these amazing legends that help grow you into an amazing person. It’s cool how you sneak the exercises into the session and they lift you up and get the laziness out of you, so you can power through the rest of the day.”

Zoe Ferguson, 9 year old, Crofton Downs School

Elaia said “because I really like it. It makes me feel calm, bright and confident”
Apolline added it makes me feel “relaxed, confident and aware.” And Celeste really enjoyed it too. As their mother, I know my daughters were always looking forwards to M3 day and it made them happy and resilient.”

Mother, Anna, and daughters, Hataitai Primary


FAQS

How do I get M3 at school?

The first 10 videos will be available for subscription at your primary school early 2019. Stay tuned for the release date
 

Who is it for?
ALL primary school children. All religions, all deciles 1-10. M3 is non religious and non secular.

Can we get Jase at our school?
Jase will be touring the North Island of Aotearoa in Term 1 of 2019 and the South Island in Term 2. Please email Jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren.com to book in your school

Are the benefits of M3 tested?
M3 is being researched by the Psychology Department at Victoria University of Wellington (under the supervision of Professor Paul Jose, PHD Psycholgy – Yale University). Findings will be available in 2019.

How do my children appear on an M3 video?
The children selected for videos have participated in M3 trial schools. Jase will be selecting more tamariki over the year, throughout the NZ Tour.

Can M3 be delivered in Te Reo Māori at Kura
Jase is currently upskilling his Reo and working with Reo advisors to develop the programme to be delivered fully in Te Reo. Watch this space!

 

Jase Te Patu
jase@m3mindfulnessforchildren.com
027-7529001
Wellington 6021