Pride & Joy
Wellbeing for our Gifted Rainbow Kids
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ngā mihi mahana nui ki a koutou katoa.
Ki te atua - tēnā koe.
Ki a Papatūānuku - tēnā koe.
Ki kura/whare - tēnā koe.
Ki te hunga mate.
Ki te hunga ora.
Ko Ruahine te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.
Ko Oroua te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.
Nō Kirikiriroa ahau.
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Waikato o nehe nei au.
Ko Kelvin Hainsworth tōku matua.
Ko Jennifer Hainsworth tōku whaea.
Ko Sharn Hainsworth taku tungāne.
I te taha o toku whaea, ko Joan Laws toku kuia. Ko Bill Laws toku koroua.
I te taha o toku matua, ko Mary Baker toku kuia. Ko George Hainsworth toku koroua.
Ko Kevin White taku tāne.
Ko Rose taku tamāhine.
Ko Jacob taku tane.
Ko Vanessa White tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Nau mai, haere mai, welcome.
As mentioned in my pepeha above, my name is Vanessa White. I currently live in, and work from, the mighty Waikato. I am a trauma-sensitive specialist educator. My interest is in supporting youngsters who experience high levels of anxiety and, as is often the case, exhibit these through intense and big feelings, and in particular, those who show characteristics of giftedness.
My professional philosophy is driven by the recognition that with the right understanding and supports, we can better understand the feelings of our young people, and in turn, their behavioural expressions of these. This places us in good stead to gather and implement tools and approaches with far more likelihood of success; helping to develop resilience, healing, wellness and learning. Here you will learn the theory of safety and threat, anxiety, trauma and resilience, and how to bring this into your practice in a practical way to support those you work with - as well as yourself.
Got kids with big feelings? You’re in the right place. Welcome on this journey of learning, where we are all here for the same reasons, ultimately to support one other.
E waka eke noa - we are all in this waka together.