Sep 15, 2015

Using arts to express feelings and connect


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 was approved thanks to your kind support, Healing Japan has reached to 372 survivors, disaster-supporters and Mental Health professionals in Tohoku (Ishinomaki, Tome, Rikuzentakata, Sendai) and in Tokyo.

Since our last report (June 15, 2015) the Healing Japan time provided 174  direct client interactions to 174.

Five specialists contributed to the program : Mr. Taiyo Okada, Dr. Shlomit Bresler, Dr. Inoue Takayo, Dr. Nakatani Mihoko, and Ms. Tami Gavron.

 


WS in Rikuzentakata 1: Baloon activity for warm up


 

Beneficiaries output

"It was exciting 2 days. I felt like I became an innocent kid to play. I’ve got power from it. " (Rikuzetakata workshop participant, August 2015).

"I could let go of my negative feeling easily through expressing my feelings and mind by using colours and shape." (Sendai workshop with a group of diaster-supporters, August 2015).


This upcoming month, Dr. Amia Lieblich a narrative psycholgist and oral history expert will visit Japan and workshops are scheduled to be held in Ishinomaki, Sendai and Tokyo.

Thank you for your generous support.
We are looking forward to your feedback!

Jun 15, 2015

A New Beginning

Workshop with disaster supporters in Sendai, March
Workshop with disaster supporters in Sendai, March

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 was approved thanks to your kind support, Healing Japan has reached to 198 survivors, disaster-supporters and Mental Health professionals in Tohoku (Ishinomaki, Tome, Sendai) and in Tokyo.

Through theoretical and experiential learning process, we introduced and fine-tuned beneficiaries' knoweldge in Dance Movement, Group Facilitation skills, Empathy, and Family Therapy.

Five specialists contributed to the program : Ms. Smadar Korn (March), Prof. Ariela Friedman (April), Dr. Haviva Ayal (May) Prof. Inoue Takayo (May), and Ms. Nobue Kunito (June).

Beneficiaries output

This upcoming month, Dr. Shlomit Bresler, a group therapist and bibiltherapist will visit Japan and workshops are scheduled to be held in Ishinomaki, Sendai, Ashinaga Rainbow House, and Tokyo.

We are looking forward to your feedback

Workshop in Ishinomaki Senshu University, March
Workshop in Ishinomaki Senshu University, March
Workshop for disaster supporters, Sendai, April
Workshop for disaster supporters, Sendai, April
 
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