BSR Outreach Programme Update

We are often asked why we do Outreach work with children that are differently abled, not because the person thinks it could be better utilised elsewhere, but because they themselves can’t believe a group of people, especially a group of qualified Body Stress Release Practitioners could give back to the rural and previously disadvantaged communities of Southern Africa in the way the Body Stress Release community has given back in the last year.
In May 2018 two BSR practitioners embarked on a trip to Zambia for three weeks to work on 100 children in one of the more outlying rural areas. Since then the group of 100 children have been visited on two more occasions, the last time being March 2019. On their return the practitioners noted the remarkable “shift” in the children’s emotional well-being. It was as if the children instinctively knew that what the practitioners did on the previous visits was helping them, and they felt better for having had their BSR sessions.
Since the practitioners’ previous visit to the children, they received word that two of the children had started to walk and another 12 children who were previously unable to attend school because of their mental or physical disabilities, were now able to attend School.
We feel proud and honoured to be a part of a community of Body Stress Release Practitioners that has the utter conviction that people, regardless of their economic standing, need to receive Body Stress Release. Helping the body to function and heal effectively shouldn’t just be for people that can afford the services.
BSR Outreach Programmes currently offer our services to the children at Sherwood Park Special Care Centre in Manenberg, Western Cape, KhweziLokusa Boarding School in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, June Nicolls School in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa in Townsview, Gauteng and the children in Mfuwe, Zambia.
Currently our Programmes are self-funded by the love and passion our Body Stress Release Practitioners have for their profession.

Written by Suré Tredoux – Founder of Precious Pebbles Foundation

Willow’s Story

In the beginning of 2018 my 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, as I regularly go for Body stress release I mentioned this to my practitioner. He suggested that we try some BSR to see if it will help her.
As life happens, I did not manage to take her, she had to get a small operation as well. By June we were back in Hospital as she tore a small muscle in her and was diagnosed with Femoral Anteversion (Kissing-Knee Syndrome). This meant that her right foot turned in completely when walking and caused her to trip over her foot all the time.

We started with BSR, after the first 2 sessions I already started to notice a change in her. She started realising when she got cold or hot. She could even tell me that some materials and bedding was bothering her skin. Previously she would just cry and not know why. Now she was able to explain what she was feeling and why she was crying.

We continued with BSR every second week, within the first 2 months her foot starting straightening and she was not tripping over her foot so much. The difference in my child with regular BSR vs no BSR is amazing. She is calmer, able to express what she is feeling on her skin and able to walk and run better.

As an adult I have always know the benefits of BSR but I did not know what a huge impact it would have on my daughter’s quality of life.

She is now 4 and we will continue with BSR to improve her movement and ability to understand what her body is feeling.