We’re hosting a 30-hour workshop at Ten-Sho-An this coming Saturday and Sunday.

30-hour De-Violence Workshop

Domestic violence, moral harassment, abuse, etc., can happen in any family. In spite of the fact that the social situation has become so difficult to live in, there are no systems or facilities to support the difficulties of such families. The only support available is separation, penalties, and family dissolution.

JAFAREC is the only support organization that has been providing restorative support to families for many years. In order to enhance this support, JAFAREC renovated an old private house in Nantan City, a quiet retreat in Kyoto, and opened Ten-Sho-An, a facility with a large garden, a farm, a hall with a stove and a piano, and a mountain forest that can be used for various types of therapy.

This time, we will hold an overnight workshop for people in remote areas who are not able to attend workshops on a regular basis. This will be an opportunity for those who have problems but tend to isolate themselves without being able to connect with support organizations to share a lot of time and participate in the workshop. Please feel free to join us.

Open for:

  • Anyone suffering from their own mental problems or family relationships
  • Anyone struggling with family violence (perpetrator or victim)
  • Anyone practicing interpersonal support
  • Anyone interested in interpersonal support
  • There is no restriction on gender or age.

Date & Time: October 31, 2020 12pm – November 1, 2020 6pm
Venue: Ten-Sho-An, 14 Nanjo Nanjo, Yagi-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto

Participation fee: 10,000 yen including accommodation and meals

Meet at the site (Pick-up service is available from Yagi station on Sanin line)

Participation fee: 10,000 yen including accommodation and meals

Facilitator: Michiaki Ajisawa (JAFAREC Men’s Counselor) and others


October 31
12pm Lunch Orientation
1pm – 3pm Intro Workshop
3pm – 5pm Communication Workshop (I)
5pm – 7pm Communication Workshop (II)
7pm – 8pm Dinner
8pm – 10pm Self-Insight Workshop (I) Emotional Awareness
10pm – 12am Self-Insight Workshop (II) Behavior Awareness

November 1
7am Breakfast
9am -11am Cognitive Transformation Workshop (I) Reconstructing the Family Concept
11am~1pm Cognitive Transformation Workshop (II) Understanding Social Pathology
1pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 4pm Interpersonal Skills Workshop: Freedom from Power Structures
4pm – 5:30pm Self-Affirmation Workshop Becoming an Independent Individual
5:30pm – 6pm Goodbye Wrap-up Meeting

For those who are in remote areas and unable to participate in daily group workshops, let’s experience half a year’s worth of work in two days on Saturday and Sunday at once.

The workshop will run from Saturday noon until Sunday evening. If you can’t do it from noon on Saturday, you are welcome to join us from Saturday night.

Hot and heartfelt 30 hours. Join us to warm your heart. There are still a few spots left.

Originally posted on October 27, 2020

English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.

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