Community. Healing. Hopefulness. Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are using the CMBM model to repair the damaging effects of trauma and stress. They have created a community of healing and support that touches lives and builds a sense of hopefulness for the future.
I hope you’ve all been enjoying your summers. I’ve been in Israel and Gaza with our team, and more recently have been working on getting our programs ready for the fall (Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine begins in just a little over a month!) as well as doing some writing.
I wanted to share with you a profile of me and of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s work that just appeared in the Jerusalem Post Magazine. The JP is one of Israel’s largest and most influential newspapers–in both Hebrew and English–and I am hopeful that the profile will be helpful as we raise both awareness and funding for the trauma and other programs in Israel and Gaza.
I’m so pleased to present to you this brand new, powerful documentary we filmed this July. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it (it’s under ten minutes long) and see the beautiful, healing work our trainees are doing in this troubled place.
Thanks to everyone who has made this work, and this film, possible; especially our donors (including Atlantic Philanthropies, and private donations by donors like you), our Gaza Program Administrators, and our talented staff (including Catalina LeMaitre, who produced this video).
We hope you will consider sustaining this life-changing program which has helped over 30,000 Gazan children and adults by supporting The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
Thanks again, and I’d love to hear what you think.