How BFRPs are helping in Japan

About.com31st March 2011

Japan has touched the hearts of millions around the world as its people struggle to recover from a series of disasters: a huge earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku area on the 11th March, and the resulting - and ongoing - crises at the nuclear plants in Fukushima.

Nozomi Yasui, a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner in Japan, has written to tell us what life is like in her country at the moment, and some of the ways BFRPs are trying to help.

'Everyone feels tremendous anxiety,' says Nozomi, 'and some are running to the supermarket, buying enough food and rice for their families to last for a thousand years.

'But most of us do what we normally do, and try hard to help people in the Tohoku area, and pray for them. We think we can cope with this terrible situation some day. So we stay calm.'

There have already been moves by practitioners to help people in the worst-affected areas - but this has to be done gently and in a way people will accept. 'It's difficult to believe strangers,' says Nozomi. 'So practitioners near to the area are starting gradually to visit Tohoku, offering remedies to their friends and relatives, and their home doctors.

'Meanwhile practioners like us, in Tokyo and Kanagawa and wherever, try to do what we can. There are so many people who still feel like they are shaking - even people who weren't in the earthquake. We offer Rescue, Mimulus, Scleranthus - whatever matches their feelings.'

Nozomi is one of four Bach International Eduacation Programme trainers working with Bach Holistic Kenkuykai in Japan, and last year set up a Bach discussion group called Olea Flora. That too is offering help. 'This week, we started giving free consultations by mail to people who feel uneasy and restless because of the quake.'

Thank you for sharing this with us, Nozomi, and for allowing us to share your story with our readers.