One of the most remarkable population-wide healing programs in the world
Program founded: 2002
Our mind-body medicine model is integrated into virtually all of Gaza’s major health and mental health programs, many grass-roots organizations, and international aid organizations (INGO).
Program Director: James S. Gordon, MD
Clinical Director: Amy Shinal, LCSW
Program Manager: Lee-Ann Gallarano
In-Country Director: Jamil Atti, MA
In-Country Faculty: 18 (MD, MA, Counselors, RN)
Dates & location training programs have been held:
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011: Gaza Strip
Health professionals trained to date: 420
Participating Organizations in our program: 60+
Where we work: North Area, Gaza City, Middle Area, Khan Younes and Rafah
Published Research: An evaluation of the first 500 children and 500 adults who participated in 10-session mind-body skills groups shows an 80% decrease in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the most traumatized children and adults (International Journal of Stress Management).
Children & adults served since 2005: 75,000