On Friday November 8th the Philippines was struck by a major typhoon causing massive damage and the loss of countless lives, and this week they were struck again with a 4.8 magnitude earthquake causing additional damage. Trauma Recovery/ EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs is working in conjunction with other EMDR organizations around the world to provide training and service to those in need.
Before this terrible tragedy occurred, Trauma Recovery/HAP had already committed to support work in the Philippines and the rest of Asia as a sponsor of the EMDR Asia conference being held in January, 2014. In advance of the conference, we are holding a Part 1 EMDR workshop for 50 participants. We want to increase our ability to provide support and to train others – those who will be greatly needed to provide hope and healing to those who are suffering. In the weeks, months and years to come, we are committed to continuing our support through more trainings to build a community of EMDR therapy in the Philippines.
This area sees, on average, 20 typhoons every year. By building local mental health capacity with EMDR, it is our hope that those suffering will find increased well-being and resiliency in the face of these monumental disasters. To support Trauma Recovery’s work in the Philippines, please donate to our International fund.