Merkaz Edna: a place for well-being and peace.

October 28, 2007

I discovered something new tonight: Merkaz Edna. It’s a rented space in Talpiot, Jerusalem, where independent therapists and homeopaths hold talks, therapy sessions and weekly programs.

I was drawn by a class called: “The Interface Between Alternative and Western Medicine.” It was interesting enough but I was more impressed that such a place existed right near me.

Methinks it’s a good idea to stalk it for a little while; one of the notices said that a mediator is holding an eight week course for children of divorced parents in the summer. I’d just love to help out with that in any way, even if my only payment was watching the mediator interact with the kids.

It’s been a challenge finding someone who would take a near-graduated conflict management student as an unpaid intern or volunteer. I’ve got to step up the efforts. Tonight was a good start, then.


On careers and countries.

October 28, 2007


A theory is starting to hatch in the recesses of my fried brain. It goes like this:

Mediation is for outside of Israel. It’s just not as developed as I expected.

Hi-tech is for inside of Israel. It’s more developed than I could have thought.

Hmm. One of the thesis topics I had wanted to was combining hi-tech and mediation: I wanted to talk about the role of social networks in mediation for teens.

For now, back to work and back to class.