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.