Banish Stress, Release Trauma

Would you like to come to a special workshop at the Romulo Peace Center on Tuesday, April 25, 6 to 8pm, presented by Chris Balsley? He will be teaching trauma-releasing techniques (TRE) as well as other strategies to help us cope with stress and anxiety.

Although he is coming to Manila primarily to talk about PTSD and psycho-emotional recovery post-natural-disaster at a conference hosted by the Romulo Foundation, the body-based techniques he teaches are also very good for combatting everyday stress.

Whether you are a parent who would like more patience with your kids (or your in-laws!), a victim of violence or an accident, a soldier suffering from PTSD, or just a person wanting to become more resilient, to feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE.

Chris was one of several volunteers who spent time working directly with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. He and his team also trained hundreds of Filipino volunteers to teach TRE to others. He has been coaching me one-on-one on how to become a better TRE facilitator for the last couple of years. I have also attended two of his 3-day immersions, so I know firsthand that he is a skilled and passionate teacher with a ton of knowledge and experience. Check him out in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDRJUrfmqgw

To book a spot (and spots are quite limited, so reserve right away), please send the workshop fee (P2,000) by this Thursday, the 20th. If you’d like to send the fee directly to BPI, please send a text to + 63 921 315 2644 – and we’ll send you the account details.

More about the conference

The Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace & Development will be presenting a number of climate and disaster experts, both local and foreign, at the conference, Building a Disaster-Resilient Philippines. For example, Dr. Satoru Nishikawa (Japan) will be sharing the lessons learned from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Also invited to the 2-day event are representatives from government, institutions, and key sectors of Philippine society. Together with the experts, they will dialogue, exchange information, and draw up proposed measures -- action programs and protocols, legislative and regulatory changes, and possibly, a multi-stakeholder institutional framework to promote continuing cooperation -- with a view to strengthening the country’s disaster resilience. The Romulo Foundation’s conference co-hosts are the Zuellig Family Foundation, the Manila Observatory (of Ateneo), the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and ARISE Philippines.

Liana Romulo