Holistic edge to recovery
ENERGY therapists have joined repair and recovery crews as part of a new global trend offering emotional and mental recovery following natural disasters.
A team of 40 professional energy therapists will leave their homes and practices to bring free healings, along with guided meditations and live music concerts to flood affected areas in Queensland for one week, from May 1-5.
They'll offer drop-in healing clinics throughout the week in various locations.
Their trip is being called Project Hope.
“It's part of a new, global trend of offering emotional, mental and spiritual healing, including meditation, as part of the new post-disaster human recovery strategy,” Shanti Mission Founder Shakti Durga said.
“We've seen it done in Japan and now we're bringing this kind of assistance to Australia.
“It's about giving people hope.”
Clinical psychologist, Dr Renay Greig, is another of the therapists travelling to Queensland.
“To some, energy therapy might sound a bit strange,” Dr Greig said.
“However, there are now dozens of international studies showing meditation, yoga, tai chi and other techniques like this have a very real effect on relieving depression, as well as conditions related to anxiety and stress.
“We offer a form of meditation and healing called Ignite Your Spirit therapy.
“A clinical trial has recently been completed showing its efficacy in helping people with depression.
“We know it is effective and works quickly, and we will use these techniques to help those affected by the floods,” Dr Greig said.
For More information on Project Hope please call Erik Denison on 0432 712 278 or Janet Purdie on 0466 694 974.