Tag | resilience

Are You as Kind to Yourself as You are Towards A Friend? Why Self-Compassion is Important, and How to Develop it

The Harvard Business Review posted a valuable article on January 12, 2021. The article, entitled “Be Kinder to Yourself”, by Alice Boyes, discusses what has been termed self-compassion, an attitude that has been shown in multiple psychological studies to be associated with resilience and other mental health benefits. Self-compassion means being as kind to ourselves when we fail, as we… READ MORE>>

A Recent Paper About the Transcendent Power of Human Creativity for Child Survivors

A very recent paper by my colleague Amit Shrira and his colleagues from Bar Ilan university, published in the September issue of the prestigious journal “Trauma Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy” describes the results of interviews with 30 older visual artists, ranging in age between 72-94, who are all child survivors of the Holocaust.   The interviews aimed to understand… READ MORE>>

New Book Published, Including My Chapter on Child and Adolescent Survivors

I am happy to announce that a new book about child survivors of the Holocaust, in which I have wrote a chapter based on a research study I conducted in 2017, has been published. The book is entitled “Starting Anew: The Rehabilitation of Child Survivors of the Holocaust in the Early Postwar Years”. I was asked by Yad Vashem, the… READ MORE>>

Requesting Your Help and Participation in My Research Study About Covid-19 and Children of Holocaust Survivors

Dear friends and colleagues, I am conducting a research study in collaboration with my colleague, Prof. Amit Shrira at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. The study aims to examine the responses of adult offspring of Holocaust survivors to the Covid-19 pandemic, and compare them with the reactions of peers who are not children of survivors. I need both 2Gs AND those… READ MORE>>

Video-recording of the webinar is now available : “How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Experience the Current Pandemic”

“If you ask me how being the child of Holocaust survivors impacts my response to the current situation, I would say it helps. My standard response is, this is nothing compared to what my parents endured.” “Just before the pandemic was openly recognized, I had the feeling of a pending disaster, like I was living in Germany before Kristalnacht. Does… READ MORE>>

Registration Update: A Webinar for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Sponsored by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (Open to 2G)

I received a number of inquiries about how to register for this Webinar.  The Registration form is now available online, and can be reached by clicking on this link: http://form.jotform.com/201314202298041. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- On May 19, I will be giving an online Webinar for descendants of Holocaust survivors, organized by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. This online webinar will… READ MORE>>

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