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“Exploring Our Inner Worlds”

Personal Development Workshop

with Ali Watersong and Craig Whisker,

Te Kōawa Tūroa o Takitimu

19 – 22 May 2022

You are invited to be part of the “Exploring Our Inner Worlds” personal development workshop being held at Te Kōawa Tūroa o Takitimu in western Southland, a 1.5-hour drive from Invercargill, and 25 kms south of Manapouri.

This experiential workshop utilises the psychodrama method to explore and understand your internal processes in relation to yourself, your family and significant others, colleagues and clients, and wider society. The spontaneity and creativity that exists within each person is drawn out and enhanced through psychodrama so that the expression of feelings, thoughts, and actions flow with greater balance in our lives. This is a group work, with each participant sharing and supporting other group members to explore their own inner worlds.

The workshop leaders are Ali Watersong and Craig Whisker. They are experienced psychodramatists who have worked together to conduct multi-day workshops each year since 2013. The invitation to lead this workshop is both a humbling and an exciting experience.

Your Investment of $695.00 provides twelve 1.5 hour workshop sessions over four days, plus accommodation and meals from Thursday’s dinner to Sunday’s lunch.

To register online: CLICK HERE

Enquiries to: Diane Mowat (organiser) at email:

Mobile: 027 444 8435


Te Kōawa Tūroa o Takitimu is a place of cultural significance to Ngāi Tahu iwi. It is a restoration project that incorporates Mātauranga Māori—traditional Māori knowledge—with ecological research and science, to enhance the environment and cultural well-being of Māori and all New Zealanders through mātaitai and taiapure — te Mahinga Kai, where Mātaitai is a customary site for freshwater fishing, and Taiāpure is a freshwater reserve which allows for the customary rites to gather fish.

The venue is located in the Jericho Valley, which is a base for many recreational activities, such as walking, tramping, bird-watching, scientific/environmental conservation study, and great fishing spots. You are encouraged to bring comfortable indoor clothes and footwear, together with outdoor apparel for exploring the local surroundings. For further information, see Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust Facebook page.

Daily Schedule:

The workshop schedule is as follows:           

Thursday 19 May          2.30pm to 6.00pm (welcome to arrive from 1.30pm)

Friday 20 May               9.30am to 6.00pm

Saturday 21 May          9.30am to 6.00pm

Sunday 22 May             9.30am to 1.00pm

Evenings are free to spend sitting in front of the fireplace chatting, reading, walking, or having an early night.


Accommodation is available onsite in 12 bedrooms and is included in the workshop fee. Some participants may choose not to stay onsite, opting instead to commute from home in Invercargill or from accommodation they privately arrange in Te Anau, approximately 40 kms away.


All meals from dinner on Thursday to lunch on Sunday are included in the workshop fee. The preparation of meals and cleaning up afterwards will be shared communally. Dietary requirements can be specified via the online registration form. You are welcome to bring your own food to meet their own requirements.


Registrations are completed online via Google Forms (see link on front page of this brochure).

A minimum deposit of $150 will hold your enrolment and full payment is required by 6 May 2022 unless other arrangements are made. Payment by instalments is welcome (contact Diane to discuss). The cancellation and refund policy is set out on the online form and compassionate waivers are at the discretion of workshop leaders. Tax invoices and receipts are issued upon request. Payment by credit card not available. The maximum number of participants is 14.