As a gesture of sympathy to the Japanese community in Hong Kong, Dr Susan Jamieson & Holistic Central Medical Practice are offering a free package (worth HK$3000) comprising two therapists, giving counselling and relaxing body therapy sessions as practical trauma relief for those within the Japanese community who feel stressed, helpless or despair following the devastating tsunami in Japan. If anyone in the Japanese community feels that they need assistance and support in coping with the disaster, please call the practice on 2523 8044.
Dr Jamieson has received awards for charity work and has personally worked with victims of such disasters in the past, being one of the first doctors on site in Sri Lanka the first week after the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Dr Jamieson has just returned from Szechuan where she worked on a government-sponsored programme for victims of the 2008 Szechuan earthquake who are still so traumatized that they are unable to conceive.
“While shock, despair, pain, fear, worry, and confusion are normal feelings for those close to such a disaster, many of the Japanese community in Hong Kong will be feeling particularly helpless in that there is little they can do to help friends and relatives directly or indirectly affected by the disaster,” says Dr Jamieson. “We can help people deal with this despair and we feel it is the least we can do in these circumstances.”
At the practice Dr Sharmeen Shroff, Clinical Psychologist, is offering a free counselling session to those affected, while pressure-point massage therapist ‘to the stars’, Timothy Tse, is able to bring relief through a session of bodywork, anti-stress and rebalancing massage. The package is offered free and without obligation to anyone in Hong Kong’s Japanese community who has been traumatised by the tsunami, and that person need not have been in Japan at the time of the disaster to benefit.
If anyone in the Japanese community feels that they could benefit from the package, they should please call the practice on 2523 8044.