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The Body Stress Release Foundation

Our Vision

is to provide Body Stress Release to people with physical and or mental disabilities in areas of Southern Africa. (For more information click on www.bodystressrelease.com)

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Who We Are

The Body Stress Release Foundation was founded as a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) {link to Certificate} in 2019 to ensure the sustainability of the Body Stress Release Outreach programmes and also; to sponsor qualifying students from communities around the world that would not otherwise have the financial means to study Body Stress Release.

The funds of the Body Stress Release Foundation will be used for the above purposes. No funds will be distributed to any person other than in the fulfilment of the aim and objectives of the Foundation. Our vision, aim and objectives are enshrined in our NPO Constitution. Read it here
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Our Aim and Objectives

The BSR Foundation’s aim is to work towards the relief of pain and suffering, through the specific use of the BSR technique for disadvantaged communities.

The BSR Foundation’s objectives are:

  1. To improve the mobility, ease discomfort and pain thereby improving the quality of life. This is achieved by releasing stored tension caused by physical and emotional stresses. BSR is made available to institutions and schools for the disabled or disadvantaged.
  2. Provide BSR support and assistance to care workers of these institutions and schools.
  3. The BSR Foundation will support the training of practitioners for this purpose through a bursary scheme.
  4. Raise funds for the fulfilment of the BSR Foundation.
BSR Students and Practitioners raising funds to support BSR Outreaches
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How did we start?

BSR Outreach programmes were initially founded by passionate BSR practitioners who wanted to make BSR accessible to communities around the world. Although our Outreach programmes initially focused on working with disabled children from the previously disadvantaged in rural areas, the programmes have been expanded to urban areas.

One of our practitioners established a separate bursary fund in order to support students at the five month training course at the BSR academy in the Garden Route in the Western Cape, South Africa. (More information about the BSR Academy

BSR collaborating with the Time and Tide Foundation Zambia
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BSR4U in Knysna Rastafarian community
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BSR4all Suriname South America
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Where do we work?

The BSR Outreach programmes began in Malawi (Read the story here). Now we have several successful Outreach programmes running across Southern Africa.

In 2018 an Outreach program was established in Zambia. (Read the story here)

There are now Outreach programmes in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Mthatha and the Vaal triangle.

Durban: Golden Gateway Special Care School.

The Durban Outreach team visits the school monthly.
BSR volunteer practitioners: Aneesa Dadabhay; Sharalee Cuthbert; Amanda Kloppers.

Durban: Golden Gateway Special Care School.

Working on pupils of Golden Gateway Special Care School Durban

Cape Town Manenberg: Sherwood Park Special Care Centre.

The Cape Town Outreach team visits Sherwood Park monthly.
BSR volunteer practitioners: Suré Tredoux; Thembisile Gunuza; Mary Parker; Paul Parker; Ebrahim Khan; Zainab Khan; Maria Mackenzie; Gavin Werner

Johannesburg: United Cerebral Palsy Association of S.A in Townsview

The Johannesburg Outreach team visits UCPA monthly.
BSR volunteer practitioners: Simon Green; Brigette Blaeser; Linda Kotze

Mthatha: Ikwezi Lokusa Special Needs School

International and South African BSR practitioners visits Ikwezi Lokusa Special Needs School bi-annually for 2 weeks, to attend to the 240 pupils and approximately 20 staff members.

Mthatha: Ikwezi Lokusa Special Needs School

Volunteer BSR Practitioners at IKwezi Lokusa Special Needs school

Vanderbijlpark: June Nichols Cerebral Palsy School.

The Vanderbijpark Outreach team visits June Nichols Cerebral Palsy School monthly
BSR Volunteer Practitioners: Marti Steyn; Celeste Mahne

Zambia: Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi and Liuwa Plains

Through the Time and Tide Foundation (https://timeandtidefoundation.org/) the BSR Outreach programmes have been running twice a year to work with disabled children in rural areas of the Mfuwe region. In 2019 the Time and Tide Foundation sponsored Inonge Liboma to study to become a BSR practitioner at the BSR Academy in South Africa. Inonge Liboma continues to work with the children and has expanded the BSR Outreaches to two more areas in Zambia.
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Can you help us?

The Outreach programmes have produced profoundly beneficial results within many establishments, with unexpected ripple effects positively impacting the lives of everyone involved. Our clients, their care givers and support staff have all felt the improvements BSR brings to their unique situations. With mostly self-funded Outreaches, our volunteer BSR practitioners are limited as to how much they can do.

This motivated us to registered Non-Profit Organisation called the Body Stress Release Foundation, to sustain and grow this humanitarian effort. We are appealing for public support to help our volunteer practitioners continue these projects within the communities where it is needed the most by donating. Donate now 

Remarkable changes with 4 BSR sessions

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Outreach News

To find out what is currently happening with our various Outreach Programmes please go to our BSR home page where you can read the current news and amazing success stories.
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Testimonials

Here are some of the feelings and experiences of the staff and pupils on our Outreach programmes:
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Our Partners

The BSR Foundation works solely to provide the BSR in its Outreaches we work with other partner organisations and foundations, to provide a range of mutually supportive engagements to communities.

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About the Body Stress Release Foundation

NPO Certificate
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Need to get a copy (Sandy/Simon Teleconf)

Constitution
We are a registered NPO and our Constitution can be found here:

Need a PDF signed copy (Sandy/Simon teleconf – the sign off last page?).
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Contact us

+27 (72) 174 6167
7 Rondevlei Road,
Rondevlei 6541
Western Cape
Republic of South Africa
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