Monday, July 12, 2010

Mind Body Skills Come to Haiti via Israel

Naftali Halberstadt of the Training Center Mind-Body Skills is currently in Haiti, helping with the Humanitarian aid effort that followed the devastating earthquake of January 2010. Before he left, he spoke about his expectations and what he hoped to accomplish during his two week visit.

In Preparation for Haiti from Mind-body groups on Vimeo.

Naftali reports from Haiti

I’m getting up to speed here. I already sat in on a workshop with a group of students. It's very interesting.  It's a whole different cultural panorama here.  The students describe themselves as thinkers rather than doers, which might explain a lot about the shape of the country even before January. 

The landscape is pure destruction but the people are incredibly positive. They walk amongst the rubble and tent cities immaculately dressed and well-kempt.