Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas lunch at GCC

Friday 21 -Christmas at the Glenfield Community Centre. Our Governance Group, including Early Learning Centre teachers. This is real community power! Sadly, we rarely have an occasion to spend time together. Next year our CMC programme will, once again, benefit children during the School Holiday in the Centre.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

New Year plans

Coming back to New Zealand I am full of energy and have a great many new ideas to implement in programmes here at home. Our main concern is to support the development of Right Hemisphere / emotional sensory learning-through-touch to neutralise over-stimulation of Left logical /computer and IT related input. Our concern in 2013 will be to promote CMC as a Hauora programme into the mainstream education system. 

CMC in Marki

·        Just before returning to New Zealand from Poland a presentation was made at Primary School No 3 in Marki City.

CMC at Home project

·        The pilot programme initiated by Monika Mokrzyszczak & Eva Scherer “CMC at Home” is making progress. Once a week  before going to work a group of parents  involved with the project is visiting  kindergarten to receive a massage from their own child.  These parents will be involved in  “CMC at Home” from next year.

More Research

·        Another great news item is the master degree thesis proving the value of CMC programme for preschoolers (for more details go to )

Whats new with CMC in Warsaw

·        25th October – a meeting in Poland with teachers from  kindergartens using regularly  CMC . We weren’t sure how many people would attend and anticipated about twenty. We were delighted when 56 teachers turned up!  All were very interested in the course and we received very uplifting and constructive feedback. Because of a shortage of time I was only able to visit a few kindergartens practicing CMC (for an update see our website – Users)

CMC in Pakuranga Health Camp

·        24 September - we introduced Children Massaging Children massage at a school programme at the Pakuranga Health Camp. Participating teachers and Social workers enjoyed our presentation. We donated a large package of Tui Massage Waxes donated by our generous sponsor Tui Balms of Wainui Bay, Takaka, New Zealand (

SSPA Conference

·        20th September - participation in the SSPA Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Eva’s presentation “Attachment skills for ELC and Parents” attracted full and interested attendance by the conference participants. You can find the full programme at
Glimpses from the lecture soon in our You-tube channel .