Jun 3, 2016

Another Journey Begins

We were treated with delicious local cooking!
We were treated with delicious local cooking!

We are excited to announce that our new project Rebuilding Communities of Sanriku Coastal Areas launched in February. 2 pilot events successfully held in February in March.

On 28th of February, we visited one of newly opened public housings for disaster affected residents (Saigai-koei-jutaku) in Ofunato-city, Iwate prefecture. Presentation on culture and the earthquake in 2015 by Mr. Bijay Gyawali a JISP member and Nepal project liaison, and his wife Mrs. Januka Gyawali. In March, Ms. Ryoko Otaki, Clinical Psychologist/certified Yoga instructor, facilitated a Yoga event for residents and care providers of temporary housing.

The main goal for this project is to facilitate healthy interaction among residents, as well as care providers of public housings and temporary housings. We believe that encouraging to communicate and express their thoughts and feelings will help create more supportive and resilience community for residents to empower themselves and to heal. The aim is to help create a safe environment that promotes such interaction.

"My first time using crayons!"
"My first time using crayons!"
"Yoga was fun, the talk over tea after was too"
"Yoga was fun, the talk over tea after was too"
Mar 15, 2016

Working with groups: A community psych approach

Overview

Healing Japan (HJ) is about building a capcity for trauma-care, PTSD prevention, coping and resilience in Japan by using foreign and local knowledge and methods. In the past 4 years, more than 3,500 Japanese survivors, disaster supporters, and mental health professional have participated in HJ trainings.

Progress Report

Since the project Healing Japan has reached to 545 survivors, support care providers and mental health professionals of Tohoku (Rikuzentakata and Sendai). All was made possible by your support. JISP Healing Japan project thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your support to realise these incredible opportunities. Only a few days ago was the day of remembrance, March 11th. We have renewed our commitment to continue working with the community for healing.  

Since our last report (December 15, 2015) the Healing Japan achieved 77 direct client interactions.

The specialists contributed to the program during this period are: an art therapist Ms. Akiko Kuraishi, Mr. Taiyo Okada (BASIC Ph Japan), a music therapist from Israel Dr. Adva Schwebel.

Dec 16, 2015

The Power of Continuity in Trauma Care

BASIC Ph training at theatre group "Sum-pucho"
BASIC Ph training at theatre group "Sum-pucho"

Overview

Healing Japan (HJ) is about building a capcity for trauma-care, PTSD prevention, coping and resilience in Japan by using foreign and local knowledge and methods. In the past 4 years, more than 3,500 Japanese survivors, disaster supporters, and mental health professional have participated in HJ trainings.

Progress Report

Since the project Healing Japan has reached to 468 survivors, support care providers and mental health professionals of Tohoku (Ishinomaki, Tome, Rikuzentakata, Sendai). All was made possible by your support. JISP Healing Japan project thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your support to realise these incredible opportunities. 

Since our last report (Septemer 15, 2015) the Healing Japan achieved 96 direct client interactions.

The specialists contributed to the program during this period: Dr. Amia Lieblich, Mr. Taiyo Okada (BASIC Ph Japan), Mr. Tomokazu Haneji (Playbacktheatre Lab)

At Miyagigakuin Women's University.
At Miyagigakuin Women's University.
BASIC Ph for self and others.
BASIC Ph for self and others.
 
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