Dear Western Cape Direct,
We appreciate very much your philanthropic donation of 50 StressErasers for the support of our program to help the victims of the earthquake. The initial phase of the program is to teach workshops for the treatment in the psychophysiological trauma care program at Konan Women's University and to organize how to implement the training in northern Japan. The intent is to teach trainers simple psychophysiological skills that they can rapidly use before they head north.
The program is being taught by Professor Erik Peper, of the Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University, who has volunteered to come to Japan. During his time here he will assist us in teaching psychophysiological intervention and prevention skills. The trainers will go to the affected areas beginning May 1. Dr. Peper will also come back in July for follow-up teaching and training with people in the areas affected by the disaster.
The intent of this program is to teach trainers and to leave the equipment with those trainers to use in workshops. The exact structure is still being developed and it may include some work with the Japanese national defense force. We have formed a support team with the members of the Institute of Holistic and Integrative Medicine and Konan Women's University in collaboration with Dr. Peper.
The organizing committee of this support team are:
Naoki Takebayashi M.D. - Head of the Institute of Holistic and Integrative Medicine
Morihiro Tsujishita - Professor at Konan Women's University
Tomo Nakagawa - Administrative officer of Holistic and Integrative Medicine.
Again, thank you so much for donating the equipment.
The liaison office:
Tsujishita Laboratory Physical Therapy and Nursing Rehabilitation Dept. Konan Women's University 6-2-23 Morikita-cho, Higashi-Nada, Kobe, Hyogo 658-0001, JAPAN