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Media Coverage – 11th March

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Whilst we were in Samoa, we were interviewed by the Samoa Observer and by NZ TV One News which aired on Tuesday 9th March in New Zealand.

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Day 2 – In-field Support

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On this day, the last scheduled day of our time in Samoa, we were busy and running to a tight time schedule!

Karen and Rachel (Alaria) spent the day with the United Nations.  They ran a 90 minute training about stress and state of mind management for five UN agencies including UNESCO and the [...]

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Day 1 – In-field Support

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Following the 3-day skills training with Dr Richard Bolstad, the Tsunami warning on Saturday and the customary day of rest on Sunday, the remaining 6 team members continued to supervise and support the newly qualified training participants over the next two days in their field.  There are now nearly 40 professionals with a new [...]

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Tsunami Warning wakes us Saturday morning

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Saturday 27 February, Samoa

It was a surreal experience to wake up at 3am to the sound of the phone ringing in our rooms, with Aggie (junior) letting us know there was a tsunami warning in place and that we will need to evacuate at 6am. The warning had gone out across the Pacific [...]

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Day 3 – Final Training Day

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The main focus of today was experiencing and practicing the NLP Trauma Cure Process.  Today they saw it demonstrated by Richard working with one of the participants overcoming a challenging stressful response he used to have.  Afterwards when Richard asked about the kind of situations that used to be a problem, he said “it [...]

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Media coverage – 26th February

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Our principle trainer Dr Richard Bolstad and our Samoan team member Asenati, were interviewed by Samoa’s TV3 news.  We made headline evening news in Samoa and the next morning’s news!  We got a chance to broadcast to the nation what we are doing in Samoa and our intentions with this work – to support [...]

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Day 2 of Trauma Recovery Training

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It’s an absolute pleasure to see everyone back on Day 2 and fully engaged.  Today’s training covered some more essential building blocks of using NLP effectively with people and we introduced the NLP Trauma Cure Process.

One of the pleasures for the Team was seeing the energy in the room raise excitedly as, even [...]

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Media Coverage – 25th February

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Today has been a day of interviews!  Our principle trainer Dr Richard Bolstad and one of our Samoan team members, Asenati, about the work we are doing here and the difference it will make in Samoa by Samoa’s TV3 – airing in Samoa today.  They will also be making people aware that we are [...]

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Prime Minister Opens First Day of Training

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Day One opened with the Samoan Prime Minister welcoming the team and talked about how important the skills people are learning on the training are going to be for what he called re-building people’s minds to enable them to rebuild  communities in Samoa.

It was a great privilege to have him here and involved [...]

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Team leaves for Samoa today

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Our team is looking forward to flying to Apia today. We have 23 people booked to attend the training, with another six to be confirmed – we’ve had a fantastic response!

Richard has generously tailored the materials for our audience and Asenati has done a wondeful job of translating all the materials into Samoan. The rest of us [...]

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