The challenge is that we are introducing a new concept to many of the psychologists and social workers and like all techniques there is a difference between intellectually learning and practically being able to apply the method to their beneficiaries. We are realising that more time is needed in training. But next week we will be supervising the implementation of TBT with refugees.
So far we have conducted training with the Chechen Women’s Society, Noor Al Hussein Foundation and UNRWA. Every day has been exciting as those we are training start out questioning how such a technique could possibly work and by the end of the day are enthusiastic to learn more. They are personally experiencing the value of the technique on their own issues. Burnout and high stress levels are a reality for the workers and TBT is helping them clear their issues to improve and sustain their own well-being.
There has also been an incredible expression of interest from health practitioners in Amman. Our first two hour demonstration was expected to have 20 people in attendance and 50 people turned up. Many of them are interested in attending certification training later in the year. We have two more demonstration events over the weekend and are excited by the potential these will create. Many people want one-on-one consultations but our timetable is too full to be able to accommodate the demand. I think we could easily stay an extra week or two just to cater for all the requests for consultations and meetings.
At this early stage I feel it has been a really worthwhile trip. The interest has surprised us but at the same time is what we had hoped would happen. We each came here to fulfil a dream and more dreams are being imagined each day.
Each day I post photos on my business Facebook page – The Essence of Healing – of what we have done. If you want to see the adventures check it out there.