Multiply the benefit of CranioSacral Therapy
The John E. Upledger Foundation is looking forward to introducing a program to multiply the benefit of CranioSacral Therapy. We will be seeking therapists willing to participate in "treatments of kindness", treating qualified patients in need, who lack the resources to pay for services. The Foundation will issue treatment vouchers to qualified persons in need of CranioSacral Therapy to pay for treatment sessions. Those vouchers may be redeemed by the treating therapist for CranioSacral classes with the Upledger Institute. What a powerful way to double the benefit of giving.
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The John E. Upledger Founation proudly announces Sri Lanka's Samanelli Free Clinic as the first Heal It Forward Project. The Samanelli Free Clinic, was developed in 2014 by Barbara Dietrich, a German born Physical Therapist and CranioSacral Therapist who studied at the Education for Craniosacraltherapeutin. As the Senior Pysiotherapist at Onmega Dolphin Therapy Center in Marmaris, Turkey, Barbara often vacationed in Sri Lanka. She realized that she never saw disabled children and upon further investigation, learned that there were few treatment centers and those that did exist were out of financial reach for many Sri Lankan families. Typically, these children were kept at home.
Barbara's love of her adopted second home, Sri Lanka, CranioSacral Therapy and children motivated her to fulfill a dream of a free clinic. Each year, with the help of friends and medical associates contributing to the project, Barbara has expanded the services for the disabled children she serves. Last year, she was joined by a Sri Lankan PT who also completed our first Upledger CST course in Sri Lanka (Thank You Thomas Rasmussen). Rangi Wasundara works at the clinic on her day off each week. Traditional dance and art classes have been added as well as an academic hour, all provided by qualified volunteers.
If you would like to support Barbara's good works through a donation designated for the Free Clinic, please Click here to Donate. Don't forget to indicate Samanelli Free Clinic in the memo field after the donation amount.
If you would like to volunteer in her clinic as part of a fabulous vacation or for an extended period please contact her directly at: