Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness

Cameroon – Focusing in Action

Personal storiesPsychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on April 4, 2024 (2 weeks ago) | Author Pat Omidian

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 […]


Learning in cold, dark classrooms

Psychosocial Support and Community WellnessWorking with Children | Posted on January 29, 2024 | Author Pat Omidian

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 […]


Muhammad Ali: The life of a child breadwinner in Pakistan

Psychosocial Support and Community WellnessSocial JusticeWorking with Children | Posted on October 6, 2023 | Author mJD7649

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 […]


How We Work: Community Wellness Focusing in Response to the Earthquake in Turkey

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on August 5, 2023 | Author mJD7649

Someone calls us and asks for help with a local community project. Usually this person has worked with us previously or has taken our webinars or participated in one of our psychosocial support classes. The project may be already existing or it may be no […]


Listening Works

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on June 5, 2023 | Author Pat Omidian

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

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on April 17, 2023 | Author mJD7649

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 […]