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Learning in cold, dark classrooms

Unfortunately, Pakistan is grappling with a severe energy crisis exacerbated by economic challenges, making electricity unavailable for the school facility. Currently the children sit in dark classrooms, where they have to open the doors and windows to let in enough sunlight to read.  This means […]

Cameroon – Focusing in Action

Our weekly follow up zoom sessions with front line community workers in Cameroon have been going on for three years now, ever since they completed a custom-designed Community Wellness Focusing training with Pat Omidian.   Because the original participants have trained their colleagues and invited them […]

Muhammad Ali: The life of a child breadwinner in Pakistan

No one calls Muhammad Ali by just one of his names.  He is never just “Muhammad” or just  “Ali”, but always both names together “Muhammad Ali” like the American boxer.  His father named him after the famous American because that great man struggled from poverty […]

Listening Works

In two posts on our new Psychosocial Support website, Wajid describes two important events that impacted him, as a social worker in Pakistan.  In “12 Years Later, PSS Training Continues to Support Change” he describes the time in 2010 when residents of the region were […]

Lessons from a Group Facilitator

An Interview with Anna Willman, in conversation with Dana Hercbergs I met Anna in 2021 through the Focusing community and occasionally attended her weekly Saturday Listening Space, an online peer support group.  Her facilitation style melds her own grounded attention with her wonderful sense of […]

Afghan women refugees find their voice

Our “Circle of Care” is assisting two Afghan families (two men, two women, and three children under the age of three) in Western Massachusetts. The women are home with the children all the time while the husbands are working. Over the last year, we had […]