Here’s how my trip to Israel/Palestine and India/Sri Lanka unfolded in emails, notes and Facebook updates…
Dec 22. I’m getting excited about the Israeli/Palestinian training we’re running over the New Year. Flying on Monday to Tel Aviv. About 100 people coming! Ten people on the training team. Feeling hopeful of sharing compassion! And preparing for an encounter with my own personal demons: ‘enemy images’ of both Israelis and Palestinians, as well as the ‘spectre’ of the treatment of the Jews under the Nazis that had cast a long shadow over my adolescence and my faith in humanity.
A participant tries her hand at mediating on a recent workshop, with me coaching
Are you enjoying the august sunshine? I’d like to let you know what I’ll be up to this autumn and winter, and ask for some help. First of all, here’s what I’ll be doing:
September 13th, Bristol, UK: 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction [...]
Mindful, empathic communication
I’ve spent the past 25 years practising mindfulness and learning, sometimes painfully, how to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. Along the way, it’s helped me to ask this question: how do I harness the power of mindfulness and empathy to increase trust and connection with others and [...]
Here are four short clips from a TV interview I did when I was here in Sri Lanka before. I had a lot of fun doing the puppet show in clip #2!