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Apr 27, 2022, 4:55 PM
Removing the mask on Holocaust Memorial Day
This week, Israel removed the mask mandate as a COVID19 precaution. After a year and a half of traveling on the Haifa-Jerusalem train line I saw the faces of my fellow passengers. I saw their smiles and I saw...
Feb 8, 2021, 10:36 PM
When healing becomes abuse. How to protect yourself from an abusive therapist
Yes, invest the time to understand what drives your dysfunctional behaviors and painful thoughts - just be sure you know what it looks like when therapy goes wrong (5 tips)
Apr 3, 2020, 6:21 PM
Why is this ‘trauma’ different to all other traumas?
The coronavirus is a collective pandemic unlike any traumas that Israelis have faced before. While experts look to trauma research to understand how to manage the psychological effects of the current situation, Dr. Danny Brom disagrees. He believes that...
Mar 30, 2020, 4:55 PM
What motivates us during troubling times?
Good intentions often don’t result in concrete lifestyle changes, as most of us know. Flooded with emotions of anxiety, depression and of feeling overwhelmed, we often turn to quick fix solutions to try and lower such negative emotions. Ben...
Mar 22, 2020, 9:38 PM
Healing the Healers: 20-30% of medical staff may burn out in coronavirus crisis
Between 20 to 30 percent of healthcare workers will “burn out” or become ill themselves during the current coronavirus epidemic, according to Andreas Nordstrand, clinical psychologist and research officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces. In my capacity as director of...
Mar 16, 2020, 2:02 PM
How to safeguard your mental health in the new normal
Israelis are used to stress, but the new reality, with its reduced social contact, pushes us to accommodate our strengths and weaknesses in fresh ways
Anna Harwood-Gross is a Psychologist and the Director of Research at METIV-the Israel Center for Psychotrauma in Jerusalem. She has a private practice in Zichron Yaacov