Thank you to our, ‘Cultural Translator and Connector’, Olga Gazdar for connecting us to the three orphanages that have been relocated from their home towns in Ukraine to Slupsk. The staff and carers from these centres have now taken part in the workshop and benefited enormously.
They have recognised the potential benefits of the techniques for the children in their care and Aga has been creating a series of therapeutic events for them with the help of EFTi practitioner Gillian Watt, and Ivona Olofsson from the Peaceful Heart Network. We will be delivering sessions to the children that combine tapping with bears, music, and drawing.
Aga has also made contact with Teatr Lalki Tęcza (Slupsk puppet theatre) who are keen to develop an interactive workshop featuring a puppet story for the children that teaches self-regulation. This will be based around the main character, Tapping Bear, and his friend with superpowers (tapping, self-havening, and breathing).
The carers and children at the orphanages are in extreme need and we hope that we are able to support them through this resourcing, safety-making and gentle therapy.