is a formal incantation;

acknowledging a common spiritual origin and spiritual oneness with our ancestors,

that respectfully accepts and acknowledges the variance of spiritual expression and experience,

symbolically cleanses the environment in preparation for a meeting, facilitating earnest exchange in good faith and

conveys a blessing and/or spiritual defence against adversity.

In the context of the European model of psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic collaboration between psychologist and client, Karakia is manifest in;

allowing the client practical opportunity for Karakia, usually at the beginning or conclusion of sessions,

acknowledging the presence and significance of ancestral influence genetically and culturally and

defining the application of professional services as a scientific blessing, analogous to Karakia.

Karakia