Here’s the video I promised from Day 3 of the training. It’s short, but I think it shows what our training in Gaza is all about.
“How do you,” he asks soberly, “deal with a situation in which during a mind-body group bombs are going off?”
“This has happened to me several times,” replies Mohammed, the psychiatrist . . . .
Here’s more about the continuing training program and how it’s going in Gaza this week–more descriptions about techniques we’re learning, and the very real ways these techniques are helping Gazans in day-to-day life–and I’ll post some more video again, soon.
A bit about our first day of training in Gaza, with a short youtube video of the group.
We’ve trained 300 clinicians, educators and community leaders in Israel – from heads of departments of psychiatry and leading academic psychologists to family physicians, police and the Zaka, the stalwart Orthodox men who gather the body parts of victims of violence for burial, and inform their families of their deaths.
I wanted to share with you some testimonials from health and mental health professionals who participated in our most recent professional training in Gaza (March 7-11, 2009). It was, as you’ll see, an extraordinary five-day experience.
More news from Gaza City, as our training of much-needed mental health professionals continues
We plan to spend a few days working in Israel with our team of CMBM-trained professionals there, then (hopefully) make our way into Gaza to train 150 more professionals (on top of the 90 already trained) in mind-body skills that will help them to help heal the widespread terrible anxiety, anger, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and grief resulting from the latest conflict.