Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Certified Mirror Therapy Practitioners with Trainer Jasmin Avdovic
Eight medical practitioners were certified in Mirror Therapy by Mirror Therapy Adria on December 3, 2016, utilizing End The Pain Project guidelines and principals. This event brings a total of 112 Mirror therapists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.

This growing number of MT practitioners is of significant value to the region as  the highest number of land mines in the world lie in the Balkans, with emphasis on  Bosnia and Herzegovina. The number of land mine related injuries resulting limb amputations is still high and unfortunately, to be expected in the long term future all over the Balkans. Non-invasive Mirror Therapy is the proven first choice technique in treating phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation.

 Jasmin Avdovic, Founder of Mirror Therapy Adria, organized yet another successful full-day MT workshop on December 3, 2016. The Workshop took place in at the Hollywood Spa and Resort, Sarajevo BiH. 

Many questions were raised and answered, including those about the treatment of the central nervous system injuries and illnesses resulting in hemiparesis and facial nerve paralysis with mirror therapy, innovations beyond treating only phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation.

After learning the principals on which MT works -- based on brain plasticity, remapping the brain, and the fact that humans possess mirror neurons, participants were amazed with simplicity and low cost of using mirrors to achieve expected results with clients.

In its two years of existence, starting in December 2014, Mirror Therapy Adria has presented numerous introductory MT workshops at Physiotherapy International Congresses and presented MT to hundreds of physiotherapists all over the Balkans from Slovenia to Macedonia. Mirror Therapy Adria plans to organize similar workshops in Kosovo and Macedonia during 2017.

ETPP and its co-founder Moira Judith Mann, who introduced mirror therapy for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013, are great supporters of Mirror Therapy Adria activities all over the Balkans.
Certified Mirror Therapists as of December 3, 2016:
1. Zlatan Osmani -Bosnia
2. Daria Herceg -Bosnia
3. Dženan Pleho - Bosnia
4. Gregor Gorinšek - Slovenia
5. Monika Tuš -Slovenia
6. Sonja Iža - Croatia
7. Tea Pačarić - Croatia
8. Mery Ann Novoselić - Croatia

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Jean Luc Ngambre training Mondeh Abdulaziz
Cutting off peoples’ limbs, in most cases their hands, was one of the brutal strategies used by members of the Revolutionary United Front to terrify people to support them during the 1991-2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. 

Some 27,000 Sierra Leoneans are estimated to have been disabled or have had one or more limbs amputated during that time. Many of these amputees still suffer phantom limb pain years after the war.

End The Pain Project addresses this lingering problem with the training of Mondeh Abdulaziz on November 19-20, 2016 by ETPP Senior Trainer Jean Luc Ngambre in Burera District, Rwanda. 

 Mondeh Abdulaziz, Mirror Therapy Practitioner

Mr. Abdulaziz received certification as an ETPP Mirror Therapy Practitioner on December 5, 2016 and will offer the effective pain-eliminating therapy at peer-to-peer workshops for amputees  in Sierra Leone upon his return.

Sierra Leone now joins Rwanda as part of ETPP Pan-Africa headed by Jean Luc Ngambre.