“Research has shown that since 2006, the use of anxiety and anti-depressant medicine for children has increased in Aotearoa by 80%.”
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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
Through breath techniques and visualisation, tamariki gain a sense of presence. Each session works with a takeaway theme e.g. peace, calm, happiness, gratitude.
We take the strengthening and stretching elements of yoga to teach tamariki connection to body through storytelling.
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
STACEY MORRISON, TV/RADIO BROADCASTER.
JOSH MCDONALD, TEACHER, ST TERESAS KARORI
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
How do I get M3 at school?
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!