Elizabeth Baldwin has had another successful stay in Sarajevo. This is the second time that our local therapist has been to Bosnia to work with the war victims there, who suffered during the 1992-1995 conflict.
Earlier this year, Elizabeth did a sponsored walk of The Clarendon Way in order to raise money to fund her trip. She then spent a fortnight in Bosnia as a volunteer complementary therapist offering Reiki and reflexology treatments to 7 clients a day.
“These people have been through so much”, Elizabeth says.
“We work with such a variety of people, including concentration camp victims, people that were shot by snipers and ladies that were raped as children. They are so appreciative of the work we do and really feel the benefits of complementary therapies. It is an exhausting job, both physically and mentally, but so rewarding to see the improvements in our clients.”
Elizabeth hopes to return to Sarajevo to work with the charity Healing Hands Network again next year. In the meantime, she will continue her business Hampshire Holistic Therapies, where she offers treatments and courses locally.