As we write this, our very first blog, we look around us and we see that these are tough times in Cambodia. With many businesses forced to close, especially those connected to tourism and leisure, it might not seem like a good idea to be launching a new enterprise. But we feel the time has never been more right for The Beekeeper, our new, independent wellbeing centre which will open in one month in the centre of Phnom Penh.
For one thing, unlike previous centres offering the kind of therapies and healing practices we will offer, we are mostly focused on reaching Cambodian clients, so the fact many foreigners have returned home is not a great problem for us. We also know that many people have suffered greatly during this crisis, whether troubled by their health, their families’ well-being, their jobs or the future of Cambodia – and we know we can help.
We are a team of specialist therapists and psychologists, mostly Cambodian. We share a common vision of supporting the development of a happier Cambodia through improved mental wellbeing. We aim to achieve that through a range of community, therapeutic and mental health services, drawing on Eastern philosophies and Western approaches. As a social enterprise who will be pouring any income back into our business, and that means we will be offering our services at reduced rates for Cambodians who have limited financial means.
We will provide assessment, ongoing support, therapeutic and mindfulness services based on your unique needs and including specialist services around trauma, grief and addiction. For those who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 crisis, we will be offering specialist services to help on the path to recovery.
We are passionate about our vision and excited about getting to work. We are very proud of the centre that we will be unveiling very soon, in a peaceful area close to Independence Monument. As well as our individual therapy services we will be offering complementary healing services including yoga, singing bowls and meditation. For those who cannot wait, we have already begun offering limited sessions, please contact us to find out more.
We aim to be here for anyone who needs us now, in the middle of this crisis, and in the future, as we rebuild Cambodia and turn it into something even better than before. Please join us.