Māori understandings of Mindfulness: Psychological Knowledge from an Indigenous Cultural Context


This presentation will explore Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge, Māori epistemology) and Māori perspectives and approaches to Mindfulness. Mindfulness and Meditation are often associated with non-Māori concepts and psychological processes. This research project will gather knowledge of Māori forms of Mindfulness. It is hoped that it will contribute to understanding how practices may be used in our everyday lives as well as therapeutic/clinical settings to assist with health and wellbeing.