FEBRUARY 16 FUNDRAISER, BOULDER, CO
7-9pm @ 3200 Carbon Pl, Boulder, CO 80301. Special thanks to the team at WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS (www.wheretherebedragons.com) for hosting!
Join us for our inaugural fundraiser to support our ongoing training projects in Nepal. The event will include hors d'oeuvres, an introduction to our work, and a sample of the training we provide communities. Background: In April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, leveling homes and leaving entire communities with not only material loss, but deep psychological trauma and grief. Lionpath launched its efforts in Nepal that same year, providing communities, community-based organizations, business leaders, and disaster workers with the skills to provide emotional relief from post-traumatic stress and other psychological trauma-related difficulties. Our mission is to provide those involved in disaster work -- both the communities affected and relief workers -- with the skills necessary to prevent psychological trauma before it sets in. This fundraiser will directly benefit our community workshops in Nepal this coming March and April.
GERMANY, AUGUST and October 2016
In August, Lisa LaDue traveled to Berlin, Germany to provide consultation to When Helpers Return, assisting with their efforts to better prepare mental health providers to address the stress and trauma of working with refugees and survivors of other disasters.
In October, When Helpers Return conducted a disaster-training workshop in October and had Lisa LaDue assist as a consultant for workshop participants. Members of the German behavioral health and associated healing professions who have attended workshops provided by When Helpers Return are beginning to organize and develop plans for assisting survivors following major disasters.
Nepal, April – May 2016
The Isha Institute provided support for Lisa LaDue to spend four weeks in Nepal to provide trauma-related services for residents and organizations. The Isha Institute is a center of transpersonal education and conscious living located in Patan, Nepal. In addition to planning with Yogatara Gautschi, Owner/Director of the Isha Institute ways in which Lion Path and the Isha Institute can provide ongoing, sustainable programs for Nepali communities to heal from trauma, Lisa’s four weeks in Nepal included
Stress management workshop for employees of a non-profit humanitarian organization in Kathmandu, commemorating the 2015 earthquake
Basics of trauma regulation skills workshop for childcare providers in Hetauda
Updating and revision of a non-profit organization’s disaster plan in Kathmandu
Revision of organizational safety plan for a non-profit organization in Patan
Mass fatalities management lecture and family assistance center exercise for Forensic Medicine residents and interns at Tribuhaven University, Kathmandu
GERMANY, FEBRUARY 2016
Lion Path International (Lisa LaDue and Max Woodfin) was in Germany from February 25-29 to build capacity with organizations and agencies that are working with the refugee crisis. Lisa Ladue co-facilitated a workshop sponsored by When Helpers Return, a Germany-based NGO that provides support to humanitarian workers.
NEPAL, January/February 2016
Lion Path International (Lisa LaDue and Katie Carroccia) was in Nepal from January 27 until February 22, 2016, conducting trainings with NGOs, local business, and government personnel on the fundamentals of psychological trauma intervention during times of disaster.
We conducted a series of 2-day workshops in Kathmandu with personnel who have been working with earthquake survivors in various capacities. The team most recently visited Baruwa, a small community in Sindhupalchok District, with representatives from businesses and NGO's in the region. Amrit Ale, of Himalayan Quests, posted a synopsis HERE.