It is a model to understand Māori health, which we think is pertinent to wellness across the board. It infers that the four sides/cornerstones of health are taha tinana (physical wellbeing), taha hinengaro (mental wellbeing), taha wairua (spiritual wellbeing), taha whānau (family wellbeing). And without all of these components, the house would fall down.
Why does it work?
We learn that addiction is not selective and we all have trauma and use addictive strategies to cope. By participating in Ruby Retreat you will learn that we no longer need to suffer alone, and each of us has special strengths that we can offer to our whānau and in doing so we build self-worth and a sense of belonging.
Allowing everyone to be heard and cared for we hope to create a safe space for growth and self acceptance.
By eating nutritious foods, exercising, and connecting to our body we begin to notice ways to care for ourselves as a preventative to relapse.