Carmel Hotai Cochrane was born with the gift of sight, hearing and healing, or what we refer to in Māori culture as Matakite. Carmel uses her innate abilities as an intuitive visionary.  Her readings provide potent insights that give us direction in life, and the clarity we need to know that we're on the right path.

 Carmel's gifts inspired her to, develop Manaaki Bodywork, over many years, she then went on to develop Atua Healing, which is an energy healing system based on Mãori values, designed to help clients understand their unconscious holding patterns of trauma or behavioural patterns, so that the body and mind can let go of cellular memories without reliving the trauma. 

Atua Healing works wonders in successfully treating clients of all ages and from all walks of life and nationalities, helping resolve deep-seated issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional trauma, sexual abuse and lack of self-esteem and the stress that life has a habit of showing up often.


Carmel firmly believes that each and every one of us is capable of connecting with our own, innate intuitive abilities to overcome past hurt and move forward in life has in leaps and bounds. Because of this, she went on to revolutionise Manãki Bodywork by developing Atua Healing workshops and teaching people how to unlock these abilities and heal themselves as well as others. The healing workshops aptly named ‘Awaken the Healer Within’, are currently presented in New Zealand, Europe and the United States. For more information on these workshops, check out

Carmel offers readings and healing treatments to clients at her clinic, Manaaki Wellbeing, which is located opposite St Lukes Mall, Sandringham, Auckland. For those who cannot attend or who live overseas, Skype, Zoom and phone consultations are available (please see the contact details on the right-hand side of this page). And, as extra icing on the cake, Camel also offers a host of deliciously uplifting, rejuvenating and soul-soothing facials. For more information on these, go to

Clients who live outside New Zealand, please check the time in NZ; then use our booking system. If you experience any problems in this regards, please email or SMS Carmel's assistant  Adele on (+64212276356 International clients) (NZ clients 0212276356) to book a time that is suitable for both parties.

Allow me to show you how to connect to your own inner wisdom, and provide you with the tools that enable you to create the life you really want, and love to live.


Carmel Hotai Cochrane Nga Phui, Te Uri O Hau, Ngati Whatua

Carmel Hotai Cochrane Nga Phui, Te Uri O Hau, Ngati Whatua