Monday, 19 June 2017

Children Massaging Children (CMC) in Polish House in Auckland

Now it will be only one more week, and students from the Polish Sunday School in Auckland  will make from infused viola oil, excellent salve for hand massage. This time we will focus more on technique so I will teach children a little bit more of reflexology. With such educated professionals no doubt their mum’s will be happy to receive a hand  massage from their offspring.
Connecting herbs with touch education program seems to be excellent marriage. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

CMC Course in Warsaw

 On the 31st March and 1st. of April this year, a CMC course was held in Warsaw with 12 participants from Warsaw and Central Poland . This time the majority of students were from Special Education Schools in Ostr√≥wek and Grodzisk Mazowiecki. For me, passing Children Massaging Children program to Special Education students has a big value. They have the greatest need of  good touch for social development and health. There are already 264 instructors in Poland in 95 Educational Establishments/places.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Voices of Sacred Earth Festival

For the 5th time CMC has been present at the Voices of Sacred Earth Festival in Kawaipurapura .
There were dozens of workshops, lectures and concerts happening simultaneously during weekend at KPP. The group of participants who chose my presentation in “Prema” room  on Sunday enjoyed Children Massaging Children very much.  After attending this “ One Hour Massage Course”  all of them graduated with  “Special Massage Diploma for Little People”

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Visit of Teachers from Sustainable Schools

A Group of teachers from North Shore Enviro-Schools visited NOG community garden on the 21 of March. They were introduced to different hands on activities including sheet mulching technique and the art of hands massage from CMC program using beeswax ointment.
Thinking holistically is caring for nature in a similar way as for caring for people, for school friends, for family members and for society. All elements of nature, plants, bees, butterflies , nettle tea, natural bees wax and hands massage are all interconnected.
Students will have the opportunity to also practice these activities during the school year.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

For the Love of Bees

This website has been created by passionate young educated people, whose aim is to make bees feel good and welcome in Auckland. The collaboration includes everybody - individuals, small and big businesses, writers, community and all of society.  They bring life energy with colours and flowers to support bees in Auckland.  Bees are the main pollinators  of fruits and vegetables on our tables, but for the last decade due to the use of chemicals and monocultures, their numbers have dramatically declined.
With this project we have the opportunity to learn how to make our city a safe place for bees.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Visit by a Scientist

“We are all one. The Interdependence of all living forms is unquestionable. At Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG) we give meaning  to this sentence and  transform  it to joyful play for children. Understanding and respecting the wisdom of nature ; Hildegarde von Bingen  herbs, teaching respect of fellow friend when massaging their palms or foraging plants for lunch. That’s what   Environmental sustainability in practice means for us
. “ Ph.D. Eng. Piotr Grzybowski   admired  the way we ran our classes for students and as contribution to our programme he set up the bath for the purpose of worm farm for children. He as well agreed to become our volunteer Consultant

Monday, 23 January 2017

A Very Special Day

On January 14th. 2017 the Child Connection Trust held it's 20 year A.G.M meeting.   This year it was special to see children of some of the board members come along. The principles that are at the heart of our organisation are practiced on our new generation. We were lucky to have great weather, and the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall Park Auckland.