Posted by member of cocoro
Posted by member of cocoro
British aromatherapist Mary Atkinson who has visit Rikuzentakata city
together with us in April 2011 has kindly set up our new English website.
We have just come back from the disaster area
and our daily work is also written in English website.
Please visit our new English website!
On 3.11, 14:46pm.
A moment of silence for the Tohoku Earthquake victims and survivors.
Thank you very much for lots of warm wishes and support
from all over the world to Japan.
Please click below to see the you tube video.
Arigato from Japan
It is a great news that British therapist and author,
Mary Atkinson and her husband will come to Japan
to help our activity in April.
The detail is written on her article.
The local people we work know
there are not so much broadcasting any more in abroad
so they are longing for showing how they live
and how the situation now to the people in the world.
I am sure that Mary and Richard will be a great bridge.
The word COCORO means mind in Japanese.
We aim to share those mind to the people in the world
and also would like to share the warm wishes from the world to them
through aromatherapy and healing touch.
We are planning many activities which is
positive touch programme for children and letter exchange
from U.K school to Japanese schools and so on.
Mary and Richard will be also holding the charity event
"The Tsunami a Year On" on 10th March in Chichester.
I thank all the local companies and individuals to support this event.
Our local coordinator has talked about them and this event
to the people in Rikuzentakata
which had a biggest damage in this prefecture.
She told me that the local perople
are very pleased and looking forward to seeing Mary and Richard.
Mary Atkinson's Books
Our local social worker have visited Rikuzentakata city
where we worked in September.
We are now planning to visit in April
and trying to have local voices as much as possible.
As whole city was swept away, there are limitation of accomodation
and they told us most of them are fully booked till May
for reconstruction team, police officers and volunteering worker.
We may have to adjust our number but as we have a strong connection
with local people, they are trying all their best to have us.
Many people told us they cannot sleep well at night.
Because they could sleep very well after our aromatherapy massage,
they are really looking forward to having us.
They really want something to help their mental care.
This is the picture taken by our local social worker today.
The children we told how to massage each other showed lots of smile.
We have started our news letter service to the disaster area in Iwate.
In winter, it is difficult to drive miles to the coast
as they have dense snow from the main station
(takes more than 2 hours from nearest one)
and the public transportation is not recovered.
More than 40% of people claim about sleep disturbance at this stage.
Therefore We focused on "home care" and "Anti-stress activities"
and this news letter will be publishing every month until spring.