Gjorgji (Goce) Nikoloski, MD Kosovo
Gjorgji (Goce) Nikoloski, MD, graduated as a medical doctor in Skopje, Macedonia in 1982 and trained in Psychiatry from 1989-1992 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He worked in the psychiatric department of a regional hospital in Serbia from 1984-1992. After the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in 1992, he had to move back to Skopje. At that time he became involved with the International Red Cross and other international organizations in Macedonia as a mental health professional, where he worked with refugees and internally displaced persons from 1992 – 1999. During the spring of 1999 when Macedonia received over 200,000 Albanian refugees from Kosovo, Goce met with Dr. Jim Gordon and set up an collaboration between the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and his local NGO, the Center for Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Care, which was established in 1998. Goce assisted in organizing and served on faculty for a series of mind-body medicine trainings the Center offered for health professionals between 1998 and 2001. At the end of 1999, Goce moved with his family to Canada. In 2002, he began working with the Community Mental Health Clinic in Guelph, Ontario, where he has found mind-body techniques to be very useful in his everyday work with 6 – 18 year-old children and their families, with mental health problems. Goce also runs a private clinic in Guelph, Ontario utilizing mind body medicine techniques and psychotherapy. Goce runs Mind-Body Skills Groups open to everyone.