During October 2016, led by Dr. Richard Brown and his wife and work partner Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, STWS made our second trip to Europe to work with refugees and offer them the holistic healing services we offer to the 9/11 community, vets and active duty members of the armed forces and people affected by Hurricane Sandy and the BP oil spill.
We offered Dr. Brown's Breath~Body~Mind workshop, Samuel Kirschner's the Breaze Movement & Yoga, Cofounder & Director of Programs Nechemiah Bar-Yehuda's Tibetan Singing Bowls, and STWS partner Wendy Henry's Acupuncture for Stress. Five other healers helped them offer these healing modalities. Below is a share from the trip by Samuel:
"Yesterday evening we did our first Breath-Body-Mind training at the largest refugee shelter in Berlin, for fifty women & men, from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Kosovo & Pakistan... The big surprise was how diverse refugees are, and how eager they are to manage their stress. I was surprised by how joyful an experience it was to be in their presence. The highlight of the evening was a seven year old boy who joined us & participated in all the exercises.
It was so refreshing to be reminded that even in the midst of disaster, loss & suffering, we can find a sense of hope, dignity & inspiration, especially now, when there is so much ignorance and bad press about refugees in the U.S. I wish the last debate could be held in a homeless shelter or at a refugee camp..."