What is the Global Healing Response?
world has met a number of physical disasters just in the past few years. In such
natural catastrophes the physical disruption to earth and the local environs causes
mayhem and destruction to those living amidst the chaos. Loss of life, emergencies,
evacuations and tremendous amounts of caregiving
are needed as the area goes into emergency status. The Global Healing Response
is a unified response to promote stress management, grief integration and healing
in case of an emergency or disaster from any force. The intent was to create a
plan with clarity and vision before a disaster occurs rather than when everyone
ask, what can I do?
Global Healing Response utilizes the labyrinth in a variety of ways to come together
communally in support of those afflicted by a community disaster. made up of Labyrinth
facilitators, caretakers and those who may have access to labyrinths to create
an opportunity for their communities in a walk of solidarity and support. Each
walk may have its own variations, added values or support customs, however the
main idea is to come together in community and walk with intention of healing.
who live in our communities can be indirectly affected and in a way we are all
indirectly affected by disaster in our world, remember everyone has something
to offer and all community is welcome to join in.
Past Walks of the Global Healing Response
Katrina was the first walk in October 2005 where the Healing Global Response was
used and communities came together with purpose for aid and support. Many came
to make sense out of the destructive forces of nature, while others came to support
a family or friend either living in the area or down amidst the emergency teams
aiding. Mostly the walk was designed to send healing as a response to the sudden
ills afflicted on the physical area and those so severly afflicted. Communities
around the globe came together for the healing of this natural disaster.
Myanmar Floods were the next area to receive benefit of the gathering around the
globe of labyrinth individuals came together to raise healing consciousness to
the vicitims of the flood devastated areas and all affected by this natural disaster.
followed as the Global Healing Response took initiative and hosted walks for communities
to build around.The
devastation from the Earthquake of Haiti left a wide path of desctruction in it's
path and confusion in every area of this already poor country. As the world reached
out in reaction and support, the Global Healing Response answered.
History of the Global Healing Response
Veriditas Newsletter outlines the beginnings of the Global Healing Response as
the program was initiated before the disaster of Katrina and was used when it
occured. The idea originated from the Veriditas Council. Questions regarding can
be directed to Ellen Binz Meuch, Coordinator
for the GHR, Veriditas Council.
Veriditas Newsletter on GHR
- Global Healing Response Website