Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness

Coronavirus: Being with your Felt Sense of Fear

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on March 10, 2020 | Author mJD7649

My fear kept me safe from Ebola. I worked in Liberia when Ebola was on the rise, then again when it was almost gone. As I sit here today thinking about these experiences and about the current warnings about a global pandemic from the coronavirus, […]

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Gratitude

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on February 7, 2020 | Author Ali Islam Ghauri

One activity we have found in all our work at Focusing Initiatives is the importance of centering into the body and remembering something one can be grateful for. In ancient philosophies and religions, gratitude is a common theme. Modern psychologists consider it an essential tool […]

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Being with Fear

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on February 5, 2020 | Author Ali Islam Ghauri

There’s a Coronavirus outbreak, and many people are scared of going to public places, meeting others, and shaking hands. There are times when we are afraid, but fear has a purpose. It’s important that we recognize fear and listen to it, but do not let […]

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Taking Focusing With You on a Bus

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on June 8, 2019 | Author Pat Omidian

I am working with Pat Omidian to train refugee workers and administrators in Uganda to improve their psychosocial work and incorporate aspects of Focusing into daily life.  We are teaching this course online. One session was about reflecting on what we are experiencing in a […]

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Practical Listening

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on February 26, 2019 | Author Pat Omidian

Communication can be a problem at the best of times, with us all living in different time zones and some of us traveling for long periods of time and checking in from ever more distant and shifting time zone addresses in a multitude of countries.

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Short Sessions Make a Difference

Psychosocial Support and Community Wellness | Posted on January 21, 2019 | Author mJD7649

This is one of nine articles from our recent Journal: Resilience Initiatives.  A donation of any amount will give you the complete e-Journal.  Please click here. I have volunteered to work with Afghan refugees for three years now. One of my clients came to me, […]

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This initiative's Team

Anna Willman
Annika Frohböse
Fida Muhammad
Georgia Kaltsidou
Haqmal Daudzai
Hunter Keller
Jerry Conway
Nasir Khan
Nazia Jamshed Khan
Nina Joy Lawrence
Ocen Daniel Osako
Pat Omidian
Wajid Syed

Reaching Resilience: A Training Manual for Community Wellness