the workshop was attended by educators, social workers, hr officers, psychologists, ministers, and students.
we started by sharing our personal experiences during the typhoons ondoy and pepeng. though a month had past since the two storms, many participants were still emotionally distraught as they narrated their stories.
after the sharing session, we proceeded with learning different ways to help typhoon disaster victims overcome anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. among the the topics covered were:
- cognitive processing therapy,
- relaxation methods,
- emotional freedom techniques,
- emotional release therapy and EMDR,
- brain balancing techniques, and
- art therapy.
participants had plenty of practice sessions:
many participants received relaxation and healing in the process:
and what workshop would be complete without some smiles and camaraderie?
my thanks too to agnes, al (and may) for their ever-reliable, ever-efficient support and assistance!