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In Sri Lanka on April 21st Easter Sunday a state of emergency has been declared.

In Sri Lanka on April 21st Easter Sunday a state of emergency has been declared. 8 bombings. 3 churches( St Anthony’s Shrine, Zion church and St.Sebastians) and 3 hotels( Cinnamon Grande, Shang-ri La and Kingsbury) 1 zoo and 1 home. The bombings that took place at the churches were targeted towards people congregated for Easter Sunday all simultaneously detonating at 8:45 am.The reported casualties are currently over 310 deaths and over 560 injured. Since then, they have shut down all overseas calls in and out of the island and the servers have shut down all social media apps. So, it is difficult to know what’s what.

Natural Rhythms Sri Lanka is a campaign to bring Natural Rhythms’ trauma-informed curriculum as a response to the horrible events on April 21, 2019. This program is designed to offer social-emotional relief through holistic health and wellness practices and modalities. It will include healing practices such as laughing yoga, yoga, children’s yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, Reiki, acupuncture, Ayurvedic nutrition, nature therapy, sensory integration, arts therapy empowerment, and health coaching inside of the context of restorative justice. Restorative justice is an effective alternative to punitive responses to wrongdoing. Inspired by indigenous traditions, it brings together persons harmed with persons responsible for harm in a safe and respectful space, promoting dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. Restorative justice is a philosophical framework that can be applied in a variety of contexts — the justice system, schools, families, communities, and others. This is done through peaceful discussion and education to identify hatred through racial, religious, and political biases to fully empower and educate each individual to stand for empowerment, unity, and peace within Sri Lanka as a whole community.

My goal is to build a team of Sri Lankan health and mental health professionals to partner with us to create a cultural environment to cultivate peace, empowerment, and earth stewardship. My intention is to train and connect all of our staff for 4 days and then begin the program for 4 weeks. I’m looking for an acupuncturist, 3 psychologists or social workers (to rotate throughout the week), a yoga therapist, and an Ayurvedic practitioner.

The Natural Rhythms curriculum focuses on the individual inside of the community, thus focusing on holistic health, mental health, and self care in order to address deeper wounds of social injustice and community trauma.

We will have two auricular community acupuncture sessions a day, two or more yoga classes a day, a restorative justice meeting twice a week, art therapy every day, laughing yoga 4 times a week, Ayurvedic living education class once a week, sensory integration with nature therapy 3 times a week, and children’s yoga 3 times a week. Reiki, individual acupuncture, and Ayurvedic consultations will be offered upon request and as needed. The social workers/ psychologists/therapists will rotate and be scheduled for individual appointments every weekday morning and will also be present to support the rest of the holistic health staff. On weekends, at least one therapist will be on call.

Currently I am in the process of spreading this campaign to larger organizations in the States for sponsors, donations to fund staff, donations of art supplies, yoga supplies, acupuncture supplies, and water filters. My intention would be to have a full local Sri Lankan staff and for them to be compensated abundantly, to promote their individual practices, and establish an ongoing Natural Rhythms program to continue to strengthen the spirit of our beautiful home, the gem of the Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka.

JENNY SPENCER

MONGOLIA

ZHANG CHEY

TIBET

JAHA IZEGBE

NAMIBIA

Doing the right thing,
at the right time.

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