From Jon Nattel:
Today I went back to the RST orphanage, and spent the afternoon working with the teenagers living there. The teenagers seemed to enjoy the self-regulation skills that we worked on quite a lot, although not nearly as much as they enjoyed laughing at me as I tried to learn the Nepalese songs that they were patiently teaching me.
Once again I was reminded that it is the human connection that we develop with people that makes resilience-building and trauma healing possible. Although the techniques that we teach or the activities that we lead may be very helpful, it is the warmth that we are able to share in that that really forms the basis of healing.