Contact person Lynn Walker
Address: Number 2, Wetmore Clause, Highlands, 04 496 643
TOL is a non-governmental organisation whose vision is to create a healed and empowered society that puts its energy into processes of peace, recovery and reconciliation. We provide psychosocial community-based approaches that help people living with trauma to reconnect with self, nature, family and community.
Our core intervention is the Tree of Life Trauma Healing and Empowerment Workshop. Using the tree as a metaphor for life, a healing workshop combines the concepts of storytelling, healing of the emotions, reconnecting with the body and with nature, and re-establishing a sense of self-esteem and community.
The process is driven by survivors of organised violence and torture who, after undergoing the healing process, volunteer to help to heal others.
Over 150 volunteers have been trained as Tree of Life healing facilitators and over the last 14 years. Also, around 1495 trauma healing workshops have been held for close to 12,400 people.
A healed and empowered society that puts its efforts into peace, recovery and reconciliation
To support communities, throughout Zimbabwe, in building peace and reconciliation from the bottom up, linking to national processes and activities as they emerge.
What we do
Collaboration with other CSO’s and with other agencies to influence practice and policy. Tree of Life is a registered Trust (MA000900/2010)