Renewed interest in Ho’oponopono, based on the man who healed a criminally insane hospital wing, without meeting any of the inmates!
There has been an upsurge of interest in Ho’oponopono recently, The Hawaiian healing practice based on, literally, “making things right”. While forms of Ho’oponopono have been used in Polynesia from time immemorial, The traditional Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation process was previously re-popularised by Morrnah Simeona, photo left, a Hawaiian kahuna lapaʻau (healer).
The latest Ho’oponopono hybrid has come to the fore after the publicity about Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, photo, left. Dr Hew Len was appointed staff psychologist in the forensic unit for the criminally insane, in the Hawaii State Hospital for several years.
The criminally insane ward had been challenging to administer, with frequent attacks on staff by inmates, resulting in personnel absences and problems in recruiting supervision. Dr Len took charge of the […]