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24 January, 2018 | Aktuell, News | By:

The new CASPEA initiative combining peace-building with job creation and long-term psychic health



A gigantic challenge faced with a serious proposal


Hundred thousands of people in the Middle East are traumatised and live in camps without much opportunities to build a reasonable life. At the same time large international investment goes into arms procurement in the region, meaning prospect of further violent conflict thus leading to poverty and desperation.


This project is different from most other support or investment considerations for this area. It is saving money to the local economy, provides hopes, creates jobs through self-help peace-building activities and helps people live a decent life. This anti-poverty initiative is based on highly effective change methods:


Highly efffective method for change


Inorder to find comprehensive answers to the challenge we found solutions, which were required at a time western societies were facing similar  problems. Referring to his experiences with soldiers returning from the battle fields of the second World War, Prof. Dr. John Watkins, the later founder of Ego-States Therapy, stated already 1948:


„From a number of these cases we can conclude that the enucleation of a few of the most severe conflicts, accompanied by an adjustmentof environmental factors, may bring considerable relief. This ‚limited-help therapy’ can through the medium of hypnosis be more widely employed to assist those neurotics who could never afford a complete psychoanalysis.“ (John G. Watkins, Ph.D.: Hypnotherapy of War Neuroses. A Clinical Psychologsist’s Casebook. Roland Press Company 1948, p. 351).


This strategic proposition will be implemented by this project in the Middle East. Considering the extent of traumatas compared to the local capacities to deal with them, a comprensive training imparting the skills and attitudes for successful self-employed trauma therapists almost suggests itself.


Reliable, standardised fast training with proven results and intercultural applicability


Reviewing the challenge in all its aspect we concluded that the OMNI hypnosis training would be an ideal basic education process for this situation. It is short, comprehensive and interculturally applied. The OMNI hypnosis therapist training is so far the only ISO-certified hypnosis training worldwide. It is not only comprehensive and short, but also helps the trainees build their own small business. It has been tested for trauma-reprocessing and is used in countries as different as Dubai, Brasil or China. The OMNI hypnosis  standardised process ensures comparability. Its generic design provides for easy adjustment to each individual case, and a professionally devised social media exchange and continuous education system guarantees quality of services and mutual support among the therapists. Till date app. 5000 therapists have been trained with the OMNI method, and it is estimated that they serve worldwide at least two hundred thousand people per year.


Such a programme must be ventured by a professional team

For this reason we have decided to rely on a strong group of persons who have all well performed in their fields. Our interdisciplinary team unites experts from the fields of peace-building, trauma reprocessing, hypnosis training, development co-operation, business development, and capacity building. We are experienced in building a system of independently working therapists, because many of us already have contributed to such systems in their own countries of origin. All our experts bring in their own practical know-how.


Poverty reduction effect: Why trauma work is so efficient


It is estimated that psychosomatic symptoms and social depreviation caused by trauma in an average create cost of app. 110’000 USD per person due to physical and psychic illness, loss of income and other after effects. Because of the wars in the Middle East probably hundred thousands of people got severely traumatised. This is generating long-term social and medical cost of billions of dollars, which will lacking poor people.


Self-help promotional effect: small business development


Trauma work or hypnosis therapy can become the source of a reasonable income. It is a real alternative to arms trade or other war-enhancing professional activities. Thus it is strengthening the pro-peace economy and provides job opportunities for persons engaged in constructive conflict transformation.


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