Together Beyond WordsEmpowering Women and Promoting Peace

Our Friends

Esalen Institute

A uniquely beautiful place in Big Sur, California for personal and social transformation. Esalen has generously supported our work in Israel for the past six years by providing accommodations for our trainings in the US. www.esalen.org

Radical Aliveness / Core Energetics

A practical and richly rewarding form of therapeutic work that leads to self-discovery and transformation. The trainings are led in Israel by Ann Bradney CCEP who is director of the Radical Aliveness / Core Energetics Institute of Southern California. She studied under Core Energetics founder John Pierrakos, and leads workshops and teaches internationally. Ann's Radical Aliveness model expands the concepts and principles of Core beyond individual, personal work to address group/community healing and world issues. www.annbradney.com

Internal Family System - IFS

A model of psychotherapy that offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. www.selfleadership.org
For the past three years the Beyond Words Organization has trained with and collaborated with Richard Schwartz Ph.D, who developed the IFS model and with IFS-Israel www.ifs-israel.org on different programs for Jewish, Arab and Palestinian women using the IFS model to promote peace-building through Self to Self communication.

Red Bird Foundation

Non-profit foundation founded by Paula D'Arcy in 2001 as a for the purpose of creating learning opportunities to foster personal and spiritual growth for people in need throughout the world. www.redbirdfoundation.com

Peace Through Commerce

Austin Texas non-profit organization that provides a model for achieving sustainable peace called the Peace matrix. The model shows that you can achieve peace when three factors - a strong market, civil society and culture conscious intersect. the organization uses this model in working with women entrepreneurs. www.peacethroughcommerce.org

Creativity for Peace

A year-round program that brings adolescent girls from Palestine and Israel out of the violence and conflict of their communities into the safe New Mexico countryside for a three-week summer program that teaches leadership and communication skills and promotes understanding, trust and reconciliation. www.creativityforpeace.com

Hand in Hand – Parents Leadership Institute

An NGO founded in 1989 by Patty Wipfler to foster healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime. www.handinhandparenting.org

SAIV - Spiritual Alliance to stop Intimate Violence

An NGO founded by Riane Eisler with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams whose mission is to stop intimate violence — the training ground for the violence of war, terrorism, political repression, and crime. www.saiv.net

Moving Center School

Founded by Andrea Juhan who works with a combination of 5Rhythms and Gestalt. She worked with us in Esalen – www.movingcenterschool.com

Circlework

Jalaja Bonheim’s renowned approach Circlework™ is a profoundly healing and transformative practice that uses the power of circle gatherings to heal individuals and communities, awaken people to their oneness, and contribute to the creation of a peaceful global community. Circlework was developed by Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., who currently trains circle leaders in the USA and Canada, and works with Jewish and Palestinian women in Israel. www.instituteforcirclework.org

Compassionate Listening

Leah Green's peace-building and reconciliation method. Leah has worked with us in Esalen and in Israel. www.compassionatelistening.org

Abraham Fund Initiatives

Works to advance coexistence, equality and cooperation among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens by creating and operating large-scale initiatives, cultivating strategic. www.abrahamfund.org

Maagal Hakshava- Israeli Listening Circles

Rediscovering the ancient art of community through listening from the heart – www.hakshava.org , www.ojaifoundation.org/council-israel

Capacitar

An international network of empowerment and solidarity to bring peace, healing and wholeness to our world. Capacitar Founded by Pat Cane and Juliet Spohn Twomey of La Casa De Maria to introduce this much-needed approach to Israel and the Occupied Territories. www.capacitar.org

Re-evaluation Counseling (RC)

An internationally renown technique teaching people how to free themselves from the effects of the past through mutual listening. www.rc.org