Our New Resilience Initiatives Journal
You can receive a FREE PDF COPY of our new journal, Resilience Initiatives – with a donation of any size through the end of September. Focusing Initiatives International recognizes that many people are doing wonderful, healing work in communities around the world and developing practical, life transforming activities. This journal provides a forum for twelve of those professionals to share their experience and activities for others to use in their own communities and life situations.
This Journal will enable you to learn about a variety of topics from a wide range of authors:
Abdul Mateen Omary (UK): “Short Sessions Can Make a Difference”
Afghan Refugees de-stress with Focusing
Derek McDonnell (Ireland): “Teaching the Pause”
A rowdy class of 11-12 year olds learns to be calm
Nasser Ben Hassen (Tunisia): “Personalize Your Teaching”
Students learn English better in a fear-free environment
Diane J Goodman (USA): “The Web of Social Justice”
Workshop participants visualize the effect of many small injustices
Darren Domah (Liberia): “My Story: A Community Healing Dialogue”
Good listening heals some of the trauma of Ebola
Greg Madison (UK): “World Day of Listening: Oct 21, 2018”
A free event you can hold in your part of the world
Kristine Tenace, Lynn Preston and Charlotte Haworth (USA): “The Mystery and Challenge of the Other”
Participants sense their reactions to Other-ness
Atsmaout Perlstein (Israel):“KOL-BE: Transforming Felt Senses into Visual Steps of Healing”
A new way to combine art characteristics with Focusing for therapeutic progress
Anna Willman and Nina Joy Lawrence (USA): “The Northwest Focusing Gathering: a Model for Creating Community”
How to produce an event or conference that builds community
Here is a brief taste of three of these stories:
Derek McDonnell (Ireland) was asked to help with rowdy students in a primary school class. Later, when the Vice Principal responsible for school discipline looked in on them, he couldn’t understand why the students were so quiet! Find out how Derek used a bottle of fizzy cola to help these students to experience their anger in a new way.
Darren Domah (Liberia) demonstrates how traditional institutions and local cultural practices can be adapted to create solutions to new problems. He draws on his team’s experience adapting traditional West African problem-solving methods to create Community Healing Dialogs in ebola-ravaged Liberia. Learn that you can do the same in your community.
Nina Joy Lawrence and Anna Willman (USA) share how they and others created community through an annual regional Focusing conference using ‘open-space’ programming and listening to participants’ needs and strengths. Read how to utilize these techniques to produce events that build community.
This Journal is a supplement to our recent book, “Reaching Resilience: A Training Manual for Community Wellness“.
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