Over the past several weeks, life in East Jerusalem has been very unsettled, and violence abounds. Mothers are afraid for their children. Their teenagers, or younger children, want to do something, to show their anger and frustrations about the situation.
MiniActive responded, offering special workshops (a total of 5) to help Palestinian mothers build resilience – for themselves, and for their families. The workshops helped the mothers understand the severe stresses, and receive tools to help cope. They were extremely well-attended, drawing upwards of 80 participants each time. Feedback was amazing – mothers raved of how much they helped them deal with a very sensitive situation.
One of the workshops took place on Monday, May 17, with 35 women participating. Another workshop was held on May 20, with over 80 participants! That workshop focused on: How to deal with fear and anxiety in the current circumstances, including: 1-How to deal with children’s excitement; 2-How to channel their energies; 3-How to deal with fear and stress; 4-How to help them in their studies. circumstances
Here’s the post (in Arabic) from MiniActive’s Facebook page from the May 17 workshop:
Here’s the post from the May 20 workshop: