Health · Kibbutz Life · Living in Otef Azza · Medicine · NLP

NLP in the Negev! Einav Ein-Gedi speaks to Judih

I’m talking with Einav Ein-Gedi

Einav Ein-Gedi

J: Einav, could you please introduce yourself?

E: I’m Einav and I work as a Dental Hygienist in our Dental Clinic on Kibbutz Nir-Oz and on Kibbutz Shoval

Kibbutz Shoval

and, also, I work as a practitioner of NLP and Guided Imagery.

J: How did you first encounter NLP?

E: I met a student who was working in NLP. At the time I was searching for a method that  worked  with the mind and the sub-conscious. And I discovered this method, which I think is truly excellent

J: Yes, I agree! Who was your teacher?

E: I studied under Yael Reiss.

She deals with therapeutic NLP rather than commercial NLP for business. Later on, I completed further training for business, but I tend to deal more in the realm of therapy.

J: Which techniques do you like? Are there those that you find yourself returning to, that you find especially effective?

E: No, it really depends on each individual. It’s very personal. Not everyone can relate to guided imagery, and, at the beginning, first steps are needed to expose them to what it is and how it works. The moment the mind is prepared and the client learns how to use it, it is a very powerful tool, a unique technique that gives relatively fast results.

J: Do you work with people of all ages?

E: Yes.  I choose the techniques that especially suit the person, together with their full cooperation, of course.

J: I see.

What kinds of conditions do you treat?

E: I work with fear, sometimes. Whether it be generalized fear held by people, or fear towards a specific situation that might have resulted in a trauma. They come to me wishing to address that situation and repair it.  In such a case, we’d work with the technique called Time Line, if you’ve heard of it.

J: Yes.

E: Or other examples: there are those who’d like to improve their quality of life, to get to a state of quiet, of inner relaxation. They want to learn to focus on the important things, rather than the superfluous.

There are so many instances, really.  NLP can be used to address many situations, and we look for a specific starting point.  We work on one particular subject, usually, rather than several at one time.  And usually, through that one subject, we get to other sorts of things.

Throughout this process, we periodically check to see that everything is okay, that we are fully addressing the required issues, before proceeding.

It’s highly personal, and so the treatment must perfectly suit the person and their needs at that moment in order to allow them to fully connect to the technique.  Even if there might be a technique more suitable to a certain situation, if the person doesn’t relate to it, it won’t be of service.

J: Einav, are you pleased that you studied NLP?

E: Extremely.

J: Do you feel that it’s given you, yourself, something

E: Yes, on a personal level, it’s given me a lot, as well as the possibility to help others.

J: Do you use techniques on yourself?

E: Yes.

J: Could you offer an example of one such technique?

E: Yes, I did a Time Line on myself. I had a dream one night that was connected to my mother, and within the process of using the timeline technique, I was able to repair a situation, and it was truly amazing.

J: oh wow

E: Yes, it was very powerful.

NLP also helps me a lot with the other types of work that I do,whether it be in my choice of speech, in my way of relating to others or in my way of thinking. It has really helped me in my work with others.

J: Great to hear. Where are you located?

E: At the Clinic on Kibbutz Shoval. It’s called the Green Hut. (Ha Tzrif haYarok in Hebrew)

J: And your phone number there ?

E: At the clinic it’s: 08- 9916 442  or 052-2297897

J: Great, thank you very much.


Health · Kibbutz Life · Living in Otef Azza · Medicine · T'ai chi

T’ai Chi with Doron: Eliahu Levy speaks about practising for 12 Years

August 21st, 2012

Our Tuesday T’ai Chi evening under the stars. Doron Lavie, arriving early is ready to begin the session.

Doron Lavie, T’ai Chi

After our warm-up, Chi Cong session, T’ai chi 88 form and Sword Cutta 32 form, we had a break! I spoke to Eliahu Levy, a longtime participant in the Eshkol T’ai Chi group held on Kibbutz Nir-Oz.

Eliahu Levy

Judih: Can you introduce yourself, please.

Eliahu: I’m Eliahu Levy from Kibbutz Nir Itzhak, 78 years old. In the past, I’ve been involved with Physical Education and all kinds of sports. About 12 years ago I got involved with t’ai chi.

Eliahu, practising

J: How did you get involved?

E: I was doing karate and it was very intensive and then the sessions stopped. My friends told me that they were coming to Nir Oz to do t’ai chi. So I decided to try. From the very first day, I knew that I’d never stop.

J: What grabbed you, exactly?

E: It was a time when I was going through a serious personal breakdown. I had just become a widower. And I stopped working at my job and I found myself in the middle of all these life changes. I was really in a bad state. It was then that I got into t’ai chi and discovered a new world. Afterwards, I began to study Chinese medicine and everything came together for me. I became a new man. And t’ai chi was a vital part of this restructuring.

I have continued to study and advance in this practice and not only did I become a new man, but everything changed for me: my behavior, my conception of life, and my perception of the world around me. I am now a practitioner in Chinese medicine. And t’ai chi provides the physical base for it all.

Eliahu Levy in balance

Judih: Do you practise everyday?

E: I do chi cong everyday. Sometimes t’ai chi, but chi cong everyday. In this way I prepare my body for the day, for fairly intensive work, since I work a lot using massage. And in addition this  grounds me for my usual daily activities. This is the essence of t’ai chi: connecting me to the earth, to the sky and me in the middle, feeling very good!

J: Do you work with music? How do you practice?
E: No, without music

J: Do you use a mirror?
E: No I go outside, listen to the birds, look at the green around me. I feel the morning dew on my bare feet. And this gives me so much. It fills my batteries for the day.

J: So you practise early in the morning?

E: Yes, I wake up usually before 6 and then I go out to do t’ai chi. Also, when I go to the pool for a  swim I feel the water, and again feel myself between the sky and the earth. When I get back on solid ground,  I do t’ai chi or chi cong and re-connect with myself.

J: So you’d recommend t’ai chi to everyone?

Eliahu with sword

E: Yes to everyone. I can tell you. I have no physical pain, not in my knees, back or head. I take no medications. You see, when I first found t’ai chi I left all my medications behind and I’m living very well! If at any time, there are any physical problems, I can deal with them.

J: Have you changed your diet, how you eat? Or is this all because of the physical activity you engage in?

E: It’s all my conception of life. I eat according to the prefects of Chinese medicine – mostly healthy food– no fats or carbonated drinks, although I do drink some wine that I like. And that’s it. It’s a new way of living.

J: Thank you. Is there anything you’d like to add?

E: Yes, I recommend t’ai chi to everyone.  I recommend doing it and practising regularly, because it acts to regulate body processes that serve to heal the body. Healing comes from within utilizing oxygen. T’ai chi works to facilitate the connection.

J: Thank you, Eliyahu

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More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics – BusinessWeek





More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics – BusinessWeek.

– These findings are more than worrisome. Take a look at the article –

More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics

Researchers question the ‘worrisome’ trend

MONDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) — The rate of children aged 2 to 5 who are given antipsychotic medications has doubled in recent years, a new study has found.

Yet little is known about either the effectiveness or the safety of these powerful psychiatric medications in children this age, said researchers from Columbia University and Rutgers University, who looked at data on more than 1 million children with private health insurance.

“It is a worrisome trend, partly because very little is known about the short-term, let alone the long-term, safety of these drugs in this age group,” said study author Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City.

Prescribing antipsychotics to children in the upper range of that age span — ages 4 and 5 — is justifiable only in rare, intractable situations in which all other treatments, including family and psychological therapy, have been tried and are not working, Olfson said.

And it’s questionable whether 2- and 3-year-olds should ever be prescribed antipsychotics, Olfson said.

The study is published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry…..

Click onto the link to read the rest of the article.

I don’t know what you’re seeing in your school or immediate area, but I’m seeing many children with miniscule attention spans popping up to look for junkfood, cola, candy. Nutrition could be a big part of what we’re seeing, but if one zeroes in on purely neurological conditions, are we indeed seeing such a growth in the number of little children who need medication?

One wonders.

Especially since we don’t know what long-term effects will be invoked by such early medication. Or, is it possible that early medication could successfully prevent further exacerbation of a condition?


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Israeli hospitals train African doctors in AIDS treatments – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israeli hospitals train African doctors in AIDS treatments – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

The project has trained 105 physicians from Ethiopia over the past five years; now expanding to six other countries.

By Dan Even

“Three Israeli hospitals joined forces this week in an effort to teach doctors from eastern and southern Africa how to deal with the AIDS virus that is ravaging the continent.”

Click the link above to read the article.