If the answer is yes you should have been at the Club speaker meeting on Monday 17th February, when Masha Bennett came to talk to the club. Masha is a qualified psychotherapist dealing in trauma counselling. She has recently been in Sri Lanka with Challenges Worldwide charity, for three and a half months on a voluntary basis, counselling the people over there who have been victims of the long raging Tamil war. There is a very strong hierarchal status in Sri Lanka and they are not good at expressing their feelings and a lot of the population were struggling with Post Traumatic Stress and Masha was able to help to relieve some of their tensions with her “tapping” technique which uses acupressure points. She was housed at a Christian Theological College by the priests and the lady in charge of the counselling sessions was in fact a Soroptimist.
Masha showed us a video of her trip to Sri Lanka for which the club has previously given her a bursary to help with her costs. She also taught us the “tapping” technique and her relaxing technique. there are now many contented Soroptimists in Ashton-under-Lyne!!
For more details about the service Mash offers please visit www.practicalhappiness.co.uk