The Grounding Workshop and MThNZ AGM

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The Grounding Workshop follows Music Therapy New Zealand’s Annual General Meeting, at the Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland.


The MThNZ bi-cultural relationships group are proud to be supporting ‘The Grounding Workshop’. We are fortunate enough to be able to significantly subsidise this workshop to ensure that it is affordable for New Zealand Registered Music Therapists and members to attend.


Please R.S.V.P your attendance to

including the pre-AGM dinner on Saturday 24th September at 7pm at The Goodhome Onehunga

by Sunday 4th September. 


The day will start with morning tea, followed by our AGM and music making. After lunch the three-hour workshop will take place.


‘The Grounding Workshop’ will explore notions of cultural competence, cultural safety and cultural intelligence in a professional facilitated conversation. Including:

  • The colonisation of Aotearoa-New Zealand and its implications for now and beyond

  • Unconscious bias including structural institutional racism

  • That it is not enough to just be “not racist” – we must be “anti-racist”

  • Dismantling racism with intelligence

  • Inequity is evidence of bias

  • The most up-to-date international discourse on racism and anti-racism

  • Exploring tokenism vs authenticity

  • The Engaging Well formula/strategy for dealing with racism

For more info visit


We look forward to seeing you all there!


A zoom link will be available to any members that are not able to attend the AGM in person. 

Zoom is not available for the workshop.


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