Thursday, 18 December, 2008

“EQUIPPED TO HEAL” Workshop: a MUST-ATTEND for all those who want to help


What do you do when you see an injured person?

Run for the doctor… Panic…??? Isn't it?

You could do much more… by providing emergency first aid.

Well, millions of us who watched the carnage on TV were helpless and wanted to do something.

Here is a chance. Make best of it

ACTIVITY #01: EMERGENCY FIRST AID WORKSHOP

Dr. Desai from ARC INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES will give us a live demonstration on first aid and CPR.

By getting trained in providing First Aid you will be able to Act Promptly and help victims with emergency first aid whenever there is any calamity. If hospitals get crowded and short of staff. You could fill in for providing very basic first aid that doesn't require a medical degree but know-how, agility and empathy.


ACTIVITY# 02: ANIMAL ANGELS WORKSHOP

Special Session with Animal Angels: a group that makes use of the power of animals to heal emotional scars and also to add cheer to our lives.


Animal Angels Foundation is offering Animal Assisted Activity for those affected by the Mumbai Terror Blasts and for those who wish to know about and use the healing effect of animals to assist other people.

Animal Assisted Therapy is the use of trained therapy animals in counseling. Animal Angels has a team of psychologists and counselors who along with trained therapy animals will help the trauma victims to overcome post trauma stress.

How will attendee benefit?

A comforting hug from a dog is one way of letting out your pent up stress. This is called Animal Assisted Therapy. Animals are unconditional and their touch is soothing. Most of the time people in trauma or in a state of shock don't want to talk as they re experience the trauma. With animals you do not need to talk. Even if you hug the therapy dog, it provides you immense comfort and reassurance. It also helps in catharsis or venting out of emotions. A person may cry on hugging the dog as it releases the emotions locked up inside. An animal will not judge you for what you do or say, hence providing a very open environment to express oneself.

Much cant be said… Witness and Experience the magic unfold. Participate!

When: Sunday, 21 December 2008
At: 8:00 am – 02:00 pm
Venue: Moot court, Floor#2, National College {GJ Advani Law College}, Bandra, Bombay.
How to reach: National College is located at 20 minutes walkable distance from Bandra Station (West), you could rick it down from the station. If you are Coming by road: the institute is located at linking road, Bandra.
Is there a cost attached for these workshop: Yes, we need a hug. Remember to give that us before you leave. And be present for both the workshops.

Next Step?

Our friend from Bombay Clicks and Mam Movies would help us get a meeting with the police commissioner. So that we could tell him about the fact that we will be there to help the police in times of adversity by providing quick medical assistance.

I would be speaking to my media friends and will ask them to inform us of any tragic incidence that needs our assistance.

I would just give my number to them and would send chain sms's to all in the group.


We shall call this group "Group All Proactive" or GAP.

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