Healing Hands Network

Sarajevo: Empowering victims of war

Ensure sustainability of our Bosnia project, passing on our complementary therapy skills to our clients. Provide training in Reiki & Massage, with techniques for self-help, and use on family and friends. Encourage strong social networks with monthly Reiki shares reducing isolation in harsh winters.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080268)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,652

Donations

37

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    Helping

Location

Situation

HHN have been working in Bosnia for over 20 years. Our season runs from April-October, (due to harsh winters). Many of our clients rely heavily on the support we provide and struggle during the winter. A recent audit confirmed that there is still a need for our presence. Life in Bosnia is still very tough, with poverty, unemployment and a difficult political situation. Morale can be very low and clients suffer with depression and anxiety and a number have diagnosed PTSD.

Solution

Learning new skills is very good for self-esteem & confidence. Running workshops for Reiki & Massage giving techniques for self care and use on friends & family. Encouraging Reiki shares reduces the risk of isolation particularly in the winter. Feedback from workshops to date has been very encouraging - clients are receptive, enthusiastic & excited about learning new skills. Our aim is to establish a HHN School for Complementary Therapy in Sarajevo and provide new employment oppportunities.

  • We would like to thank the organisation & you especially for the unselfish commitment to transfer the knowledge that you possess. Thank you for showing us a way to get to know ourselves & help ourselves & others. You opened the doors for us to enter the world we didn't even know existed.

    — Vesna, Zahida, & Amira Reiki Group Hadzici (old occupied town) Sent to Reiki Teacher - Sue Glazebrook following the workshops

  • I have relaxed alot and learnt things that will help me positively for the rest of my life. We had the opportunity to enjoy the company of a professional and friendly team.

    — Participant from Massage, Relaxation & Stress Management Workshops 2017

  • I am a war victim of occupied Sarajevo in 1992 . I was 18, leaving me & my family with deep psychological scars. Thanks to HHN I feel 90% cured. I was in deep depression, my hands trembled, daily headache, stomach pains, restless sleep. Now, after 4 yrs of training, I will be a Reiki Master in 2019

    — Elvedina Liliƒá ‚Äì Reiki student Level 4. Will receive her Reiki Master certificate next year.

  • We would like to thank the organisation & you especially for the unselfish commitment to transfer the knowledge that you possess. Thank you for showing us a way to get to know ourselves & help ourselves & others. You opened the doors for us to enter the world we didn't even know existed.

    — Vesna, Zahida, & Amira Reiki Group Hadzici (old occupied town) Sent to Reiki Teacher - Sue Glazebrook following the workshops

  • I have relaxed alot and learnt things that will help me positively for the rest of my life. We had the opportunity to enjoy the company of a professional and friendly team.

    — Participant from Massage, Relaxation & Stress Management Workshops 2017

  • I am a war victim of occupied Sarajevo in 1992 . I was 18, leaving me & my family with deep psychological scars. Thanks to HHN I feel 90% cured. I was in deep depression, my hands trembled, daily headache, stomach pains, restless sleep. Now, after 4 yrs of training, I will be a Reiki Master in 2019

    — Elvedina Lilić – Reiki student Level 4. Will receive her Reiki Master certificate next year.