Peer Massage brings calm, focus, and friendliness!
I have been a teacher for 18 years and I have never seen anything so effective in reducing stress and creating social inclusion as peer massage!
Peer massage has been around for 20 years
and I'll bet you have never heard of it! Becuase no one in the U.S. does it!*
*There is one organization besides myself doing peer massage in the U.S.. This is Peaceful Touch. I contacted them first to see if I could include their work in the documentary, but they are not active at this time.
Peer massage is gaining recognition in Europe for anti-bullying and social inclusion. It began in Sweden and is practiced mostly in England. I will feature the work of Jean Barlow and Child 2 Child. http://www.achild2child.co.uk
I will visit schools and film the students doing peer massage. I will interview heads of schools, teachers, parents, and students.
I have already made a short you tube video of Jean Barlow speaking about the benefits of peer massage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1GHGnIys9Q&feature=relmfu
and now, with the help of a professional videographer and editor, I will make a documentary of 45 minutes to one hour in length.
Peer massage teaches children:
Skills for relaxation
How to connect through friendly touch
To find out why you can read my published article:
I can spread the word about this peace-making activity - and you can help!
Where the money goes:Your contribution will pay for travel and lodging; for the editing; for design and production of a DVD; for packaging, promotion and distribution to schools and film festivals, all across the US, Canada, England and Australia.
What you receive as a thank you gift:
For any and all contributions I will send a DVD and info packet to the school or community of your choice! Please send me the name address.
Level One: Credit in the film and my DVD,Playful Touch, 10 massage routines for your child.
Level Two: All the above and a signed copy of the documentary when it is done.
Level Three: All the above and a telephone consultation with me.
Level Four: All the above and 2 more telephone consultations for a total of three.
Level Five: All the above and live presentation (by me) in your community! And a listing as a producer in the credits.
Please see sidebar for details.
What if I don't raise the entire $8,000?
I will still produce this video; I will simply have to cut corners which will most likely result in a product of lower quality and less distribution.
Other Ways You Can Help:
- Get the word out! This campaign runs for 42 days!
- Share this with your friends by personal email and facebook
- Use the Indiegogo share tools!
Thank you for sharing in my dream!